Denver Nuggets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 12/14/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Denver Nuggets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 12/14/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma City Thunder (17-9) at Denver Nuggets (18-9)

NBA Basketball: Friday, December 14, 2018 at 10:00 pm (Pepsi Center)

The Line: Denver Nuggets +2 -- Over/Under: 216.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Oklahoma City Thunder and Denver Nuggets meet Friday in NBA action at the Pepsi Center.

The Oklahoma City Thunder look for another victory after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 111.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 105.2 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 24.3 points and 7.9 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 22 points and 10 assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Steven Adams is grabbing 9.8 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 70.8 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.5 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have 

The Denver Nuggets also look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 110 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 103.7 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Jamal Murray is averaging 17.4 points and 4.9 assists while Nikola Jokic is averaging 17.1 points and 9.8 rebounds. Gary Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Millsap is grabbing seven rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.2 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have won four straight home games.

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The Thunder are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 7-19 ATS in their last 26 vs. NBA Northwest and 7-16-1 ATS in their last 24 Friday games. The Nuggets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Friday games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Thunder are 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Nuggets last 5 Friday games. The under is 15-6 in Thunder last 21 road games.

The Denver Nuggets have won five of the last six meetings against the Oklahoma City Thunder, which includes a seven point victory on the road last month when they were six point underdogs. The Nuggets have been a bit of hit or miss this season overall, but they are outscoring teams by 12.4 points at home this season while shooting 48.3 percent from the field. Given the history between these teams and the way the Nuggets play at home, you have to love the value of the home team and a free bucket.

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Randy’s Pick Oklahoma City Thunder -2

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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