Nuggets vs. Thunder - 4/5/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (53-24) at Denver Nuggets (32-46)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets +8 -- Over/Under: 218.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOK, ALT
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Denver Nuggets meet Tuesday night at the Pepsi Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look to keep rolling after winning 11 of their last 15 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 110.1 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 102.9 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 28.1 points and 8.3 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 23.7 points and 10.4 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing 6.9 rebounds and Dion Waiters is dishing 1.9 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.4 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have split their last 10 road games.
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The Denver Nuggets look for a win after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 102.2 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 104.9 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Will Barton is averaging 14.6 points and 2.8 assists while Kenneth Faried is averaging 12.6 points and 8.8 rebounds. D.J. Augustin is dishing 5.1 assists and Nikola Jokic is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Nuggets are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have won five of their last seven home games. Darrell Arthur is questionable with a knee injury.
The Thunder are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games. The Nuggets are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Northwest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Thunder are 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Nuggets have shown fight at home as of late but aren't good enough to trust against a Thunder team that's really rolling heading into the playoffs. OKC should win this game by double digits.