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Denver Nuggets vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 1/26/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia 76ers at Denver Nuggets
Date & Time Saturday January 26, 2019, 9:05 PM (EST)
Pepsi Center
Denver, Colorado
The Line
The Line: Denver Nuggets -9 -- Over/Under: 226
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The Philadelphia 76ers and Denver Nuggets meet Saturday in NBA action at the Pepsi Center.

The Philadelphia 76ers look or another victory after winning five of their last six games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 115.7 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 111.9 points on 45 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 27.2 points and 13.3 rebounds while Jimmy Butler is averaging 19 points and 3.4 assists. JJ Redick is the third double-digit scorer and Ben Simmons is grabbing 9.5 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.6 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won five of their last seven road games.

The Denver Nuggets look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 111.2 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 106.4 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 19.8 points and 10.3 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 18.6 points and 4.8 assists. Gary Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Millsap is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.7 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have won 15 of their last 16 home games.

The 76ers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Northwest and 41-20-1 ATS in their last 62 vs. Western Conference. The Nuggets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 home games. The 76ers are 11-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Denver and 12-3-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings. The over is 5-0 in Nuggets last 5 overall. The over is 4-1 in 76ers last 5 games playing on 2 days rest.

With or without Jimmy Butler, we're getting nine free points with a red hot Philadelphia 76ers team that's playing their best ball of the season. The 76ers have not only won five of their last six games, but they're winning by an average of 18.8 points in their last five games. The Denver Nuggets have been covering machines at home for the most part, but they're also on the end of a back-to-back and have been shaky at best defensively lately. This line indicates Butler is probably not playing, but there's still enough here for the 76ers to hang around, and they're playing too well to fade at the moment. I want the 76ers and the free buckets.

Philadelphia 76ers +9

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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