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Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Denver Nuggets - 11/24/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Denver Nuggets (12-7) at Oklahoma City Thunder (12-6)
Date & Time Saturday November 24, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -5 -- Over/Under: 217.5
TV Channel
AL2, FSOK
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NBA | Denver Nuggets (12-7) at Oklahoma City Thunder (12-6)
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The Denver Nuggets and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Saturday in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The Denver Nuggets look for a big road victory after splitting their last six games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 110.1 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 104.3 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 17.2 points and 10.1 rebounds while Gary Harris is averaging 17.2 points and 3.1 assists. Jamal Murray is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Millsap is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have split their last eight road games.

The Oklahoma City Thunder look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 111.8 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 105.6 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 24.3 points and 7.9 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 23.2 points and 9.1 assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Steven Adams is grabbing 10.4 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.3 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won their last seven home games.

The Nuggets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Thunder are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games, 39-19-2 ATS in their last 60 Saturday games and 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Oklahoma City and 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The over is 5-1 in Thunder last 6 home games.

The Denver Nuggets are showing recent signs of getting back on track, but I'm not sure I trust this team at the moment given the bizarre past couple of weeks. The Oklahoma City Thunder are quietly becoming one of the more consistent teams in the league and are outscoring teams by 15.2 points in their last five games. At home, OKC is outscoring teams by 9.2 points. I trust the Thunder a lot more than I do the Nuggets right now, so I'll eat the reasonable number with the home team.

Pick:
Oklahoma City Thunder -5

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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