Thunder vs. Nuggets Prediction
The Thunder have been a dreadful play for bettors in previous meetings with the Nuggets but Denver is also laying 9.5 points in Tuesday night’s 9:00 p.m. ET matchup with OKC. Will the Nuggets still cover that number?
569 Oklahoma City Thunder (+9.5) at 570 Denver Nuggets (-9.5); o/u 220.5
9:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Venue: Ball Arena, Denver, CO
Oklahoma City Thunder DFS Spin
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander erupted for a career-high 33 points in an overtime win on Friday, making 13-of-19 shots with 10 assists, five rebounds and one steal in 44 minutes of action. Chicago's defense had no answer for SGA, who fueled a furious comeback from 16 down with five minutes left in regulation. He's still not getting to the line a ton (4-of-4 tonight), but 9-cat managers appreciate his efficiency -- he's shooting 50.5% in January while averaging only 2.0 turnovers per game. He's flirted with triple-doubles a few times this season, and tonight's massive effort is a reminder why you drafted him in the early rounds -- he's a healthy 22-year-old with elite talent and the keys to a rebuilding team's offense. This is just the start.
Denver Nuggets DFS Spin
Nikola Jokic hit 14-of-23 shots, 3-of-6 3-pointers and 4-of-4 free throws for 35 points, nine assists, 14 rebounds, two steals, and a block with six turnovers in a loss to the Jazz. The top player in 9-cat leagues was, you guessed it, really dang good, nearly triple-doubling on great shooting. The six turnovers sting, but that's been a season-long issue he more than makes up for in every other stat category. Jokic hardly got any help from his supporting cast on Sunday, though, as has been the case all year. The Nuggets are now below .500. and need Michael Porter Jr. back soon.
Thunder vs. Nuggets Betting Prediction
The Thunder are 1-11 against the spread in their last 12 games versus the Nuggets and failed to cover in their last five trips to Denver. That said, the Nuggets are just 4-10-1 against the spread in their last 15 games overall, are 2-5-1 against the number in their last eight games as a home favorite and have failed to cover in four of their last five home games. The Thunder are also 6-1 at the betting window in their last seven road games and have cashed in 22 of their last 29 games as a road underdog.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER +9.5