Philadelphia 76ers vs. Denver Nuggets - 12/7/13
Denver Nuggets (11-7) at Philadelphia 76ers (7-12)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +6 -- Over/Under: 214.5 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia 76ers could again be without Michael Carter-Williams when they take on the Denver Nuggets tonight.
The 76ers have lost nine of their last 11 and five of their last six after falling to the Bobcats by 105-88 on Friday. Tony Wroten led the way with 21 points and nine assists, Evan Turner added 16 and Spencer Hawes had 10 points and 13 rebounds, but the Sixers really struggled without their rookie of the year candidate, Michael Carter-Williams who sat out because of a sore right knee. If MCW doesn't play in tonight's game, Wroten will slot in once again at the point guard position. Philadelphia is now 7-13 on the season and 1-8 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Nuggets were looking seriously good when they had won seven straight, but they've now lost their last two after falling to the Celtics by 106-98 last night. Ty Lawson led the team with 20 points but just four assists, while JJ Hickson added 17, but the Nuggets were always playing catchup as they fell behind by 24 points early and never threatened to come all the way back. To make matters worse, Lawson left the game in the third quarter with a left hamstring injury and is listed as questionable for tonight's game against the 76ers.
In ATS trends, the Nuggets are 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games and 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games against a team with a losing record, while the 76ers are 0-4 ATS in their last four games following a loss and 0-5 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the Nuggets are 1-5 ATS in the last six meetings overall but 6-2 ATS in the last eight meetings in Philadelphia.
With MCW doubtful for this fixture, the 76ers could be in for another tough loss. However, given the dip in form the Nuggets have shown in their last two games, I think the 76ers have enough to keep this game close, especially at home.