Denver Nuggets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 12/17/13
Oklahoma City Thunder (19-4) at Denver Nuggets (14-9)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets +2.5 -- Over/Under: 207.5 See the Latest Odds
The Denver Nuggets welcome Kevin Durant the Oklahoma City Thunder to town on Tuesday night.
Head to head, the Thunder are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings while the road team is 7-3-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings and the underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The Nuggets are 10-1-1 ATS in their last 12 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600 and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. Western Conference, but just 4-9 ATS in their last 13 home games. The Thunder on the other hand are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 road games vs. a team with a winning home record, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Is it just me, or does it feel like the Denver Nuggets have been a bit up and down lately? They come into tonight's game having split their last six games, but all of those losses came by eight points or greater and all to sub .500 teams. To be fair, they did just complete a six-game road trip in which they went 4-2. In their two home games since, they fell to the Utah Jazz 103-93 but then bounced back with a 102-93 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday.
The Oklahoma City Thunder continue to fly under the radar as they have won 19 of their first 23 games of the season, which is the third best mark in the entire league. Following their 101-98 win over the visiting Orlando Magic on Sunday night, the Thunder are riding a six-game winning streak and could very well be the league's hottest team along with the Portland Trail Blazers. Good luck stopping this team on the offensive end as they are just rolling at the moment, averaging 111 points per game during their winning streak.
Denver really should have defeated the Thunder in their recent meeting in Oklahoma City, so they can definetly do it here tonight. I do however think they have been a bit inconsistent lately and you really can't fault anything OKC has done this season. I think Durant and Westbrook will be too much to handle tonight...
Dan’s Pick: Oklahoma City -2.5
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