Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/19/21

Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/19/21 Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma City Thunder (6-6) at Denver Nuggets (6-7)

NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)

The Line: Denver Nuggets -9 -- Over/Under: 220.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Oklahoma City Thunder and Denver Nuggets meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Ball Arena.

The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a win here to get a game above a .500 record. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 106 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 112.1 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 21.6 points and 5.3 rebounds while Luguentz Dort is averaging 12.8 points and 3.8 rebounds. George Hill is the third double-digit scorer and Hamidou Diallo is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.

The Denver Nuggets look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 115.4 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 112.5 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 25 points and 11.4 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 20.3 points and four assists. Michel Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Will Barton is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 39.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game.

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The Thunder are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games. The Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The under is 7-2 in Thunder last 9 road games. The over is 12-4 in Nuggets last 16 overall. The Thunder are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Denver and 1-11 ATS in the last 12 meetings.

The Denver Nuggets are obviously the better team here, but they've had consistency issues up to this point and haven't covered numbers much. The Oklahoma City Thunder are finding ways to finish games as of late, have had an extended rest after their Sunday game was postponed, and they're quietly a profitable 7-5 against the spread on the season. This feels like too many points to pass up with OKC showing an improved effort over the last two weeks. Give me the free buckets.

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Randy’s Pick Oklahoma City Thunder +9

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

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