Thunder vs. Nuggets Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Thunder are listed as a 2.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 216 points.
Oklahoma City is now 4-6 after a 94-86 loss at the Kings. Denver comes in at 6-5 following a 112-104 home win over the Nets. The Thunder won all four meetings straight up last season and went 3-1 ATS. The over-under went 2-2.
In the loss at Sacramento, Russell Westbrook led the way with 20 points along with 12 rebounds and six assists. Carmelo Anthony put in 16 points and seven rebounds. Steven Adams added 14 points and six boards. Oklahoma City led 25-10 after one quarter, but were outscored a combined 57-32 over the following two quarters.
The Nuggets were led by Nikola Jokic with a career-best 41 points along with 12 rebounds and five assists in the win over Brooklyn. Will Barton had 17 points, eight rebounds and four assists off the bench. Paul Millsap also scored 17. Denver was outscored 31-19 in the fourth quarter but still won convincingly.
Oklahoma City is 4-1-1 ATS in the last six meetings in Denver. The over is 5-1 in the last six meetings in Denver.
Until the Thunder show they have gelled as a unit it is difficult to bet on them as a road favorite. But with the high altitude of Denver and so many scorers on the floor in what will be an up-tempo game, bet on the over here.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: THUNDER/NUGGETS OVER 216