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Thunder visit Nuggets in hoops battle

Oklahoma City ThunderDenver Nuggets
March 15, 9:00 PM | Pepsi Center

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Denver Nuggets Odds

32-10TEAM RECORD24-19

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Denver and Oklahoma City on Thursday, with the host Nuggets trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

The Nuggets are 24-19 so far on the season, and 24-19 ATS vs. the number. The Thunder, meanwhile, are 32-10 and 23-19 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Denver go 22-21 and the Thunder go 21-21 on the totals.

View Oklahoma City vs Denver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Thunder before tip-off in this one will find them as 1-point favorites, while the total sits at 211.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Nuggets rated this week at No. 14 and the Thunder sitting at No. 5. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 107-104 result in favor of the Thunder today.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Denver's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 104.1 PPG, against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 18 at 96.4 PPG. The Nuggets field goal percentage has averaged 46.8% so far, less than the Thunder shooters have achieved on the year, 47.3% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Thunder own the league's No. 16-rated mark, allowing 97.6 points per game when on the road. Denver, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in home scoring.

Oklahoma City lost its last outing, a 104-103 result against the Rockets on March 13. The Thunder failed to cover in that game as a 11.5-point favorite, while the 207 combined points took the game OVER the total. Kevin Durant poured in 28 points and chipped in with 12 rebounds in a losing cause for Oklahoma City on Tuesday, as the Rockets rolled to a 104-103 victory over Oklahoma City at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Denver won its last outing, a 118-117 result against the Hawks on March 13. The Nuggets failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point favorite, while the 235 combined points took the game OVER the total. Nene Hilario scored 22 points leading the Nuggets to a 118-117 victory over Atlanta at Pepsi Center on Tuesday.

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing San Antonio are 7-3
After playing Houston are 9-1
After a loss are 8-2

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 1-9
After playing Atlanta are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Thunder at Nuggets trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games on the road
Oklahoma City is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
Oklahoma City is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Denver is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
Denver is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Denver is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Denver's last 9 games when playing Oklahoma City

Next up:
Oklahoma City home to San Antonio, Friday, March 16
Denver home to Boston, Saturday, March 17