76ers vs. Nuggets - 12/5/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (7-13) at Philadelphia 76ers (1-19)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +4 -- Over/Under: 193 See the Latest Odds
TV: ALT, CSNC
The Denver Nuggets and Philadelphia 76ers square off Saturday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Denver Nuggets need a nice road win here after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 96.6 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 103 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Danilo Gallinari is averaging 17.4 points and 6.5 rebounds while Will Barton is averaging 13.9 points and two assists. Emmanuel Mudiay is dishing 6.1 assists and Nikola Jokic is grabbing five rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Nuggets are shooting just 40.6 percent from the field in their last five games and are 0-10 when scoring less than 100 points. The Denver Nuggets have lost six of their last eight road games. Gary Harris and Kenneth Faried are questionable.
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The Philadelphia 76ers are looking for their second victory of the season. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 91.2 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 102 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Robert Covington is averaging 13.7 points and 5.8 rebounds while Isaiah Canaan is averaging 11.5 points and 2.1 assists. Nerlens Noel is grabbing 8.3 rebounds and T.J. McConnell is dishing six assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 70.3 percent from the free throw line. The 76ers are only getting outscored by three points in their last five games. The Philadelphia 76ers have lost 12 of their last 13 home games. Jahlil Okafor is out with a suspension.
The Nuggets are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games. The 76ers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 home games. The Nuggets are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Philadelphia and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Nuggets aren't that bad of a team and are coming off a solid victory over the Raptors. The 76ers are playing better but are still finding ways to lose. I have to side with the Nuggets and the reasonable chalk.