Nuggets vs. Thunder - 2/9/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (27-25) at Denver Nuggets (19-32)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 9, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets +4.5 -- Over/Under: 210 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOK, ALT
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Denver Nuggets meet Monday night at the Pepsi Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have split their last 10 games and are chasing a playoff spot. On the season, OKC is averaging 99.5 points on 44.1 percent shooting and is allowing 98.5 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 26.1 points on 7.6 assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 25.2 points and 6.7 rebounds. Serge Ibaka is grabbing 7.5 rebounds and Reggie Jackson is dishing 4.2 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are coming off a big Sunday win over the Clippers but now go on the road where they’ve lost four of their last five games. The good news is that the Thunder are allowing less than 42 percent shooting in their last five games. Anthony Morrow and Steven Adams are both questionable with injuries.
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The Denver Nuggets have lost five straight games and play their first home game of the month. On the season, the Nuggets are averaging 100.3 points on 43.1 percent shooting and are allowing 103.9 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Ty Lawson is averaging 16.5 points and 10 assists while Arron Afflalo is averaging 14.9 points and 3.5 rebounds. Wilson Chandler is shooting 41.5 percent from the field and Kenneth Faried is grabbing 8.8 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting just 37.5 percent from the field and 22 percent from deep during their losing streak. The Nuggets have lost nine of their last 10 games when scoring less than 100 points. Jameer Nelson and JaVale McGee are both questionable with injuries.
The Thunder are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest and 3-13 ATS in their last 16 vs. Western Conference. The Nuggets are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games playing on 2 days rest and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Thunder are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Denver and 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Denver Nuggets are acomplete mess right now and have shown no signs of turning things around, especially on the offensive end. Look for OKC to pick up a rare road win here and cover the reasonable number.