Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Denver Nuggets - 12/27/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (12-17) at Oklahoma City Thunder (20-10)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
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The Denver Nuggets and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Sunday night at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Denver Nuggets could use a nice victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 98.7 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 103.4 points on 46 percent shooting. Danilo Gallinari is averaging 17.3 points and 5.9 rebounds while Will Barton is averaging 15.3 points and 2.3 assists. Kenneth Faried is grabbing 9.1 rebounds and Gary Harris is dishing 1.2 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Nuggets are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14 turnovers per game. The Denver Nuggets have split their last eight road games.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder hope to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 107.4 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 99.2 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 26.7 points and 7.7 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 25.4 points and 9.3 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing 7.1 rebounds and D.J. Augustin is dishing two assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.7 turnovers per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won eight of their last 10 home games.
The Nuggets are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The Thunder are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Northwest. The Nuggets are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Oklahoma City and 0-5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
Instead of laying this much chalk with a Thunder team that's been up and down, I'm siding with the over. Both of these teams can put points on the board and it certainly beats eating 15 points.