Thunder at Nuggets - 1/19/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (30-12) at Denver Nuggets (16-25)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets +8 -- Over/Under: 211.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOK, ALT
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Denver Nuggets play Tuesday night at the Pepsi Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 108.5 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 100 points on 43 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 26.5 points and 7.7 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 24.2 points and 9.6 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing 6.6 rebounds and Dion Waiters is dishing two assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.6 turnovers per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won five of their last six road games.
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The Denver Nuggets look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 99.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 103.4 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Danilo Gallinari is averaging 18.8 points and 5.9 rebounds while Will Barton is averaging 15.9 points and 2.5 assists. Kenneth Faried is grabbing 8.7 rebounds and Gary Harris is dishing 1.8 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Nuggets are allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.4 turnovers per game. The Denver Nuggets have split their last 10 home games. Jusuf Nurkic and Jameer Nelson are questionable.
The Thunder are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 vs. NBA Northwest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Nuggets are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win and 3-8-2 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest. The Thunder are 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Thunder are rolling right now, but I really like this Nuggets team and these young players are gaining confidence by the second. Denver is a team to keep an eye on down the stretch. Take the points.