Nuggets vs. 76ers Prediction
Will the Philadelphia 76ers add to the road struggles of the Denver Nuggets when the two teams collide tonight at 7PM ET?
501 Denver Nuggets vs. 502 Philadelphia 76ers
Friday, February 8, 2019
7PM ET – Wells Fargo Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the 76ers are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -4.5 points against the Nuggets. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 228.5 points. The public betting for this game currently is unavailable. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Nuggets drop two straight
Denver has suffered surprising back-to-back road losses to the Pistons and the Nets this week. The Nuggets come into this game at 37-17 overall, 14-13 on the road, 29-25 against the spread and 27-26-1 with the over.
The Nuggets are a solid defensive team most nights, allowing just 107.1 points per game. Offensively, Denver is putting up 112 points per game while shooting 47.2 percent as a team. Gary Harris remains out tonight with a groin injury while Paul Millsap is questionable with an ankle issue. Nikola Jokic has been leading the team with 20.2 points, 10.5 rebounds and 7.7 assists per game. Jamal Murray is adding 18.5 points and 5.0 assists per contest.
76ers also lose two straight
Philadelphia has also lost two straight, falling to the Kings and Raptors this week. The 76ers did make some moves at the trade deadline, including acquiring Tobias Harris from the Clippers. Philly comes into this game at 34-20 overall, 21-6 at home, 25-29 against the spread and 29-25 with the over.
The 76ers are one of the top offenses in the NBA, averaging 115.3 points per game while shooting 47.1 percent on offense. Defensively, Philly is giving up 112.1 points per contest while holding opponents to 45.2 percent shooting. It’s unclear if Harris and the newly acquired players will be available tonight. Joel Embiid is leading the team with 27.4 points, 13.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game while Ben Simmons is adding 17.0 points, 9.4 rebounds and 8.0 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Nuggets are 1-6 against the spread in their last seven road games and 1-5 ATS in their last six road games against a team with a winning home record.
The 76ers are 19-9 against the spread in their last 28 Friday games and 7-1 ATS in their last eight games following a loss of more than 10 points.
Denver has not been a team you can trust on the road and it has really shown this last week. They were soundly beaten by Detroit and then lost by five at Brooklyn. The 76ers were embarrassed at home by the Raptors, so you can bet that they are going to be motivated for this game tonight. Philly is clearly going all-in this season by adding Harris. I would expect to see the 76ers try and make a statement in this contest.
NBA Prediction: Philadelphia 76ers -4.5