76ers vs. Nuggets Prediction
Will the Philadelphia 76ers pull off the upset tonight when they visit the Denver Nuggets tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET?
Who Oddsmakers Like: Denver. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Nuggets are 7-point home favorites to beat the 76ers, who opened as 5-point road underdogs. The total, meanwhile, sits at 216.5 points after hitting the board at 216.
Who Public Bettors Like: As of Saturday morning, 60% of the betting tickets are on the Sixers and 59% of the money is also on Philadelphia to cover the spread tonight.
Injury Report: Joel Embiid will not play tonight as he takes the night off, while Robert Covington (finger) is questionable and Markelle Fultz is out with a shoulder ailment. On the other side, Paul Millsap will miss yet another game for the Nuggets with a wrist injury.
Who We Like: Philadelphia. The Sixers have been an outstanding bet in this series. They've covered 10 of their last 11 games in Denver and are 5-1-1 at the betting window in their last seven games versus the 76ers. The road team is also 19-7-1 against the spread in their last 27 games overall and the underdog is 5-1-1 at the betting window in the last seven meetings in this series.
The Sixers are 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 games versus Northwest opponents, are 51-23-2 against the number in their last 76 games versus Western Conference opponents and are 37-18-1 at the betting window in their last 56 games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
SATURDAY NBA PREDICTION: PHILADELPHIA 76ERS +7