Denver Nuggets (3-5) at Philadelphia 76ers (7-2)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 3:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +6 -- Over/Under: 221 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Denver Nuggets and Philadelphia 76ers meet Saturday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Denver Nuggets look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 117 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 117 points on 48.3 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 25.9 points and 11.6 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 22 points and 3.9 assists. Michel Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and JaMychal Green is grabbing six rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 39.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for another win to build on their 7-2 record. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 114.1 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 107.8 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 24.6 points and 11.8 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 19 points and 3.1 assists. Seth Curry is the third double-digit scorer and Shake Milton is dishing 3.3 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game.
The Nuggets are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The 76ers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 16-7 ATS in their last 23 home games. The over is 34-15-3 in Nuggets last 52 overall. The under is 8-3 in 76ers last 11 overall. The Nuggets are 1-3-2 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Philadelphia and 1-5-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Denver Nuggets aren't a team I'm eager to back in the favorite role right now, but the 76ers are a limited team due to COVID-19. There's a reason this line is what it is. For me, it's the Nuggets and the chalk or pass. I can't take the undermanned 76ers.