Denver Nuggets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 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 +8.5 -- Over/Under: 212 See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma City Thunder pay a visit to the Denver Nuggets tonight at the Pepsi Center.
The Thunder have won six of their last seven games and will be gunning for a fifth straight win tonight after making light work of the Heat in a 99-74 rout on Sunday. Kevin Durant led the scoring with 24 points, Serge Ibaka added 19 points while Dion Waiters added 18, but the win was once again highlighted by another triple-double from Russell Westbrook who finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists as the Thunder dominated the second half by 55-32 to blow away the Heat. With the win, Oklahoma City improves to 30-12 on the season and 20-5 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Nuggets were looking to bounce back from a narrow loss to the Heat and they did that by sneaking past the Pacers by 129-126 in a thriller on Sunday. Danilo Gallinari led the team in scoring with 23 points, Will Barton added 21 points while Gary Harris had 20, but with the game on the line, it was actually Randy Foye who won the game with a clutch three-pointer to give the Nuggets the lead and the win. Denver is now 16-25 on the season overall and 8-12 at home.
In ATS trends, the Thunder are 2-5 ATS in their last seven road games and 2-7 ATS in their last nine games against a team with a losing record, while the Nuggets are 5-1 ATS in their last six games against a team above .600 and 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a win.
Head to head, the Thunder are 5-1-1 ATS in the last seven meetings overall but the home team is 5-2-1 AT S in the last eight meetings.
The Nuggets have been playing like a different team now that Mudiay is back on the court, but the Thunder have been on a tear for a while now and should have more than enough to win this one by double digits.