Denver Nuggets vs Philadelphia 76ers NBA Betting prediction

NBA Nuggets vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction 1/16/2024

The Denver Nuggets (28-13) travel to face off against the Philadelphia 76ers (25-13) on Tuesday, January 16th. This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and televised on TNT. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

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The Nuggets Are Coming Off A Win

The Nuggets picked up a win over the Pacers in their latest game, finishing with a score of 117-109. The Nuggets were favored by -10.5 heading into the game, but their 8 point victory failed to cover the spread. In terms of the over/under, the combined 226 points was below the over/under line of 240.

In the Northwest division, the Nuggets are currently 3rd and are 3rd in the overall Western Conference standings. They have an overall record of 28-13 and have gone 2-1 in their last three games.

Denver comes in with an overall ATS record of 18-22 so far this season. This season, Denver has a 17-20 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 1-2 as underdogs.

The 76ers Are Coming Off A Win

The 76ers won vs. the Rockets in their most recent game, ending with a score of 124-115. The 76ers not only secured a straight-up victory in this game but also covered the spread as -8-point favorites. The over/under line heading into this matchup was 228.5 points in which the two teams surpassed.

In their last five games, the 76ers are 2-3 and have an overall record of 25-13. In the Eastern Conference, they are currently in 3rd place and are 2nd in the Atlantic division.

The 76ers are riding a two game ATS win streak and currently possess an overall ATS record of 26-12. Philadelphia has covered the spread in two consecutive home games, while maintaining an ATS record of 15-6 at home as opposed to 11-6 on the road.

Nuggets Offense Breakdown

Through 41 games games, Denver is averaging 116.2 points per game (13th).

So far this season, the Nuggets’ offense has been one of the best in the league, ranking 13th in scoring at 116.2 points per game. However, they have been much better at home (120.6 PPG) than on the road (111.6 PPG).

When it comes to pace, Denver is 28th in the NBA at 96.8 possessions per game. This has led to them being 2nd in two-point field goal attempts and 5th in two-point field goal percentage (56%).

Overall, the Nuggets are 4th in the NBA in field goal percentage (49%), but they have struggled at the free-throw line. They are 29th in free throws made per game (15.6) and 28th in free throws attempted per game (20.8).

76ers Offense Breakdown

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The 76ers step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 119.8 points per game (6th).

At home, the 76ers are averaging 120.2 points per game (10th). Overall, they are 6th in the NBA at 119.8 points per game. In terms of pace, Philadelphia is 13th in the league at 99.2 possessions per game. When it comes to field goal percentage, the 76ers are 13th overall at 47%.

In terms of three-point shooting, Philadelphia is 14th in the NBA at 37% from beyond the arc. They are 21st in three-point attempts per game (32.4) and 21st in made threes (12.0). Inside the arc, the 76ers are 21st in two-point shooting percentage (53%).

When it comes to free throws, Philadelphia leads the NBA in both attempts (27.1) and makes (22.7) per game. In terms of offensive rebounds, the 76ers are 12th in the league. Finally, they are 22nd in assists at 25.5 per game.

Nuggets Team Defense

So far, the Nuggets’ defense is ranked 4th in the league at 111.0 points per contest. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Nuggets squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 52.6% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 36.1% from downtown.

76ers Team Defense

The 76ers’ defense is presently ranked 8th in the league, allowing an average of 111.6 points per contest. Philadelphia struggled on the boards in their last game vs. the Rockets, giving up 8. For the game, Houston scored 115 points in the game.

Key Players For The Nuggets And 76ers

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Nikola Jokic as the primary point contributor for the Nuggets, finishing with 25 points while maintaining a 10/17 shooting accuracy. For the season, he has been averaging 25.5 points per game, in addition to 11.8 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Joel Embiid to be the top scorer for the 76ers. Our projection has him finishing the game with 30, and he is expected to secure 10 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 53.6% and is averaging 34.9 points per contest.

Nuggets vs 76ers Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Nuggets have a straight up record of 7-3 while going 5-5 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 115 points per game in these contests.
  • Through their last five home contests, the 76ers offense has averaged 116 points per game while allowing an average of 116. Philadelphia posted an overall record of 2-3 while going 2-3 ATS.
  • The last three games that Denver was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.
  • Philadelphia has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 2-1 SU and 2-1 ATS in their last three games.

Nuggets vs 76ers Prediction

The Nuggets come in as the underdog at +4.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 227, and our model projects the Nuggets and 76ers to reach a combined total of 237 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

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