Nuggets at Thunder - 11/1/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (1-1) at Oklahoma City Thunder (2-0)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -11 -- Over/Under: 213 See the Latest Odds
TV: ALT, FSOK
The Denver Nuggets and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Sunday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Denver Nuggets look to get a game above a .500 record with their second road victory. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 91.5 points on 39.7 percent shooting and allowing 90 points on 38 percent shooting. Danilo Gallinari is averaging 16.5 points and five rebounds while Emmanuel Mudiay is averaging 16 points and 5.5 assists. Kenneth Faried is grabbing 12 rebounds and Jameer Nelson is dishing 3.5 assists. The Denver Nuggets are allowing just 21.7 percent shooting from deep and have won five of their last nine games when allowing less than 100 points. We knew the Nuggets could put the ball in the hoop, but it’s been their defense that’s been the biggest surprise, early, early on this season.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder look to get off to a fast 3-0 start with their second home victory. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 125.5 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 121 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 40.5 points and nine assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 32.5 points and nine rebounds. Enes Kanter is grabbing 11 rebounds and D.J. Augustin is dishing 4.5 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are getting 90.5 points per game from their starters and have won 12 of their last 17 regular season games when scoring 100 or more points. Defensively, OKC is allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and gave up 136 points in a double-overtime game to the Magic on Friday.
The Nuggets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Thunder are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Northwest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The Nuggets are 0-4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
I'm siding with the over in this spot, as both teams can score at a high level, and the Thunder haven't been the greatest defensive team out of the gate. Besides, the over has hit in four of the Thunder's last five games.