Nuggets vs. Thunder Prediction
Will Oklahoma City be able to hold off the Denver Nuggets at home when the two Western Conference foes meet up tonight at 8PM ET?
521 Denver Nuggets vs. 522 Oklahoma City Thunder
Friday, March 29, 2019
8PM ET – Chesapeake Energy Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Thunder are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -5 points against the Nuggets. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 221 points. The public betting for this game currently has 58 percent going on the Thunder at home. 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 falling on the road
Denver is coming off a 112-85 loss at Houston last night for its second road loss in three games. They have failed to cover in three straight, scoring 95 points or less in all three. The Nuggets are 50-24 overall, 19-18 on the road, 38-36 against the spread and 43-30-1 with the under. They are second in the West right now, 1 game out of first.
The Nuggets are a solid defensive team, allowing just 106.9 points per game this season while opponents shoot 45.7 percent from the field. Offensively, Denver is putting up 111.1 points per game while shooting 46.6 percent as a team. Nikola Jokic is leading the team with 20.2 points, 10.8 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game. Jamal Murray is adding 18.2 points and 4.8 assists per contest.
Thunder trying to heat up
Oklahoma City is coming off a 107-99 win at home over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday. They have won and covered in two of their last three after a 4-game losing streak. OKC is 44-31 on the season, 24-12 at home, 38-37 against the spread and 38-36-1 with the under. OKC is seventh in the West right now, ½ a game out of sixth and ½ a game above eighth.
The Thunder are putting up 114.2 points per game on offense while shooting 45.3 percent as a field. Defensively, OKC is giving up 110.9 points per game while opponents shoot 45.9 percent against them. Paul George is listed as questionable to play tonight due to a shoulder injury. George is averaging 28.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game. Russell Westbrook is adding 22.9 points, 11.0 rebounds and 10.4 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Nuggets are 8-17 against the spread in their last 25 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last five against a winning team.
The Thunder are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 against Western Conference opponents and 1-6 ATS in their last seven following a win.
Denver has won all three meetings with OKC this season and the Nuggets have covered the spread in eight straight against the Thunder. Still, Denver has been a mess on offense lately and they will need some points tonight against OKC at home. If George plays, the Thunder should definitely be able to handle themselves. The Nuggets have struggled on the road and the Thunder need the win. If George is out, I still am confidence that OKC can win by 5 at home.
NBA Prediction: Oklahoma City Thunder -5