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Denver Nuggets vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 11/8/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Denver Nuggets vs. Philadelphia 76ers
Date & Time Friday November 8, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Pepsi Center
Denver, CO
The Line
Denver Nuggets -5.0 . Total 212.0
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The Philadelphia 76ers continue their road swing with a matchup with the Denver Nuggets.  The 76ers are (5-2) on the season and are coming off a 106-104 loss to the Utah Jazz.  The Nuggets are also (5-2) on the season and enjoyed a 109-89 win over the Miami Heat last time out.  The Nuggets have won 3 in a row. 

The 76ers had some bad luck in the loss to the Jazz.  76ers point guard Ben Simmons was held to just 10 minutes in the game due to an injury.  The 76ers were led in scoring by Josel Embiid with 27 points.  Embiid also recorded 16 rebounds, which gave him a double-double for the game.   Richardson was 8 of 13 from the floor, while dishing out 4 assists and recording 3 steals.  The 76ers free throw shooting kept them in the game, converting on 30 of 34 attempts.  The 76ers shot 41% from the floor and 32% from 3 point range.

The Nuggets took a 1 point lead into the 2nd quarter over the Heat and then slowly pulled away en route to the win.  Nuggets were led in scoring by Jamal Murray with 21 points.  13 players saw action for the Nuggets on the night.  Will Barton added a double-double in the win, totaling 15 points and 10 rebounds.  The Nuggets shot 52% from the floor, while holding the Heat to 36% shooting. The Nuggets were out rebounded but out scored the Heat in the paint 56 to 46.  The Nuggets led by as many as 27 points in the game.    

Recent Betting Trends:

76ers are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall.

76ers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games.

The over is 4-1 in 76ers last 5 road games.

Nuggets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win.

Nuggets are 1-3-1 in their last 5 vs. the Eastern Conference.

The under is 6-2 in the Nuggets last 8 overall.

The 76ers have had success against the spread, going 9-1 in the last 10 meetings when the games are in Denver.  The 76ers will be without Ben Simmons in this game and that does not bode well, when going up against the 4th best defense in fewest points allowed.  The 76ers are a talented team but Simmons is what makes that team click.  The Nuggets will be able to key in on the inside game of Embiid.  I like Denver here at home. Final score prediction, Nuggets win and cover, 112-105. 

Pick:
DEN -5.0
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