Oklahoma City Thunder at Denver Nuggets
|Date & Time||Tuesday February 26, 2019, 10:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Denver Nuggets -3.5 -- Over/Under: 237
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Denver Nuggets meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Pepsi Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a statement win after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 116 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 110.9 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 28.7 points and 8.1 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 22.5 points and 11 assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Steven Adams is grabbing 9.5 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.1 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won five of their last seven road games.
The Denver Nuggets look for another win after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 112.2 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 20.4 points and 10.8 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 18.1 points and five assists. Gary Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Millsap is grabbing seven rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.8 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have won their last eight home games.
The Thunder are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 2 days rest, 10-23 ATS in their last 33 vs. NBA Northwest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference, 16-5 ATS in their last 21 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Thunder are 0-7 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the underdog is 8-0 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Nuggets last 5 overall. The over is 14-6 in Thunder last 20 overall.
It's hard to pass up the Oklahoma City Thunder when they're getting free points, as you can make a case they're playing the better basketball at the moment. However, the Denver Nuggets have won each of the last four meetings against OKC and six of the last seven meetings overall. If that weren't enough, the Nuggets at are winning at home by an average of 12.3 points while shooting 49.2 percent from the field. The Nuggets are also 21-9 ATS at home this season, which includes covers in 16 of their last 21 tries. I've said it before; the Nuggets at home this season has been as close to an automatic pick as you can get in this business. Until that stops being the case, I'll keep backing the Nuggets.