Denver Nuggets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 11/25/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (8-8) at Denver Nuggets (6-9)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 25, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Denver Nuggets meet Friday night in a NBA matchup at the Pepsi Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder could use a bounce back victory after losing seven of their last nine games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 105.2 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 105 points on 45 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 31.8 points and 10.5 assists while Victor Oladipo is averaging 16.8 points and 4.2 rebounds. Enes Kanter is the third double-digit scorer and Steven Adams is grabbing 7.8 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have lost four straight road games.
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The Denver Nuggets could also use a big victory after losing six of their last nine games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 104.7 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 46 percent shooting. Danilo Gallinari is averaging 16.8 points and 4.6 rebounds while Wilson Chandler is averaging 16.7 points and 1.5 assists. Emmanuel Mudiay is the third double-digit scorer and Will Barton is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.9 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have won three of their last four home games.
The Thunder are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Nuggets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Thunder are 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings and the over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
The Nuggets have a banged up Gallinari and have had issues finishing games this season. I've been hard on OKC this year due to the lack of help around Westbrook, but this is one of those games you think the Thunder find a way to win. The bleeding for OKC has to stop eventually and this game is more than winnable.