Denver Nuggets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 12/14/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder at Denver Nuggets
Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 9:00 PM (Pepsi Center)
Denver Nuggets -7.5 . Total 205.5
The Oklahoma City Thunder are on the road for a contest with the Denver Nuggets. The Thunder are (11-13), coming off a 94-93 loss to the Sacramento Kings. The Nuggets are (15-8), after upending the Portland Trail Blazers, 114 to 99.
In the Thunder loss to the Kings, Oklahoma City was led offensively by Chris Paul. Paul recorded 8 points, 7 rebounds, and 12 assists. The Thunder shot 43% from the floor and 39% from distance. The Thunder allowed the Kings to attempt 9 more shots in the game. Oklahoma City finished with 24 assists and 15 turnovers.
The Nuggets were led on offense by Nikola Jokic in the win over the Trail Blazers. Jokic secured a double-double, finishing with 20 points and 11 rebounds in the win. The Nuggets shot 48% from the floor and 50% from 3-point range. Denver out rebounded Portland 48 to 35 in the game. he Nuggets won the game, thanks to their 3-point shooting. The Nuggets made 18 3's compared to the Trail Blazers 9.
Recent Betting Trends:
Thunder are 0-9 ATS in their last 9 matchups with Denver.
Thunder are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
The under is 6-1 in Thunder's last 7 games.
Nuggets are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 in December.
Nuggets are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.
The under is 6-1 in Nuggets last 7 home games.
The Nuggets have controlled the series, having won 8 of the last 10 matchups against the Thunder. The Thunder have a losing record on the season, but have been one of the better teams ATS this season. Oklahoma City is 16-8 ATS this year. Both teams have a defense that ranks in the top 10 in scoring defense, with the Nuggets having the best. The Nuggets are giving up less than 102 points per game. The under has cashed on the regular in each teams last 7 games respected situations. I'll side with the under, as it is hard to side with the over when the best scoring defense is involved. Final score prediction, Nuggets will win and the total goes under, 102-98.