The Philadelphia 76ers (29-14) travel to face off against the Denver Nuggets (31-15) on Saturday, January 27th. This game will be played at Ball Arena in Denver and televised on ABC. Both the 76ers and Nuggets will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 5:30 ET.
76ers vs Nuggets
The 76ers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In the game against the Pacers, Joel Embiid was the top scorer for Philadelphia, recording 31 points. His field goal percentage for the game was 48.3%. While Tyrese Maxey was 2nd on the team with 22 points, Philadelphia fell short in the game with a final score of 134-122.
So far this season, the 76ers are above .500 at 29-14, and are looking to add to that record vs. the Nuggets. At home, the 76ers are 17-6 compared to their 12-8 record on the road.
Philadelphia has an overall ATS record of 28-15 as they come into today’s game. During this season, Philadelphia has a 24-10 record against the spread as favorites and 4-5 as underdogs.
The Nuggets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Denver’s most recently played the Knicks and lost with a final score of 122-84. Turning the tide, the Nuggets picked up the win, overcoming a halftime deficit of 62-41.
With their above .500 record of 31-15, the Nuggets are 4th in the Western Conference and 3rd in the Northwest Division. As they prepare to face the 76ers, they are hoping to continue building on their strong record.
Denver arrives with an ATS record of 19-25 for the season up to this point. As the favorite this season, Denver is 17-22 vs. the spread while going 2-3 as the underdog.
76ers Offense Breakdown
Leading up to today’s matchup, the 76ers are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 119.8 points per game (6th).
Philadelphia comes into the game against the Nuggets as the 6th ranked scoring team in the NBA, averaging 119.8 points per game. On the road, they have averaged 118.4 points per game. So far this season, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 60.5% of their games.
The 76ers have been one of the most aggressive teams in getting to the free-throw line, ranking 1st in both free throws made and attempted per game. In terms of pace, they are 14th in the league at 99 possessions per game.
When it comes to shooting, Philadelphia is 14th in field goal percentage at 47%. They have been particularly effective inside the arc, ranking 8th in two-point field goals made per game. However, they are just 20th in two-point shooting percentage.
Nuggets Offense Breakdown
In 46 games games, Denver has an average of 115.2 points per game (15th).
At home this season, the Nuggets are scoring 120.6 points per game, which is 9th in the NBA. Overall, they are 15th in the league at 115.2 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Denver is 3rd in the NBA at 49%. However, they are 28th in free throw attempts and 27th in three-point attempts.
So far, the Nuggets have outscored the NBA scoring average in 50% of their games. In terms of pace, Denver is 30th in the league at 96.2 possessions per game. When it comes to assists, the Nuggets are 4th in the NBA with 28.9 per game.
One area where the Nuggets have struggled is free throw shooting. They are 29th in the NBA in free throws made per game at 15.5. In terms of three-point shooting, Denver is 12th in the league at 37%.
76ers Team Defense
At this time, the 76ers’ defense is positioned 9th in the NBA, permitting 112.0 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, 76ers are causing 11.4 turnovers per game, ranking 1st in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 4th in rejections, averaging 6.1 blocked shots each game.
Nuggets Team Defense
In the current season, the Nuggets defense has excelled, sitting 6th in the NBA by allowing 111.1 points per game. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Nuggets are forcing 11.9 per game, which is 6th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 15th in blocked shots at 5.4 per game.
Key Players For The 76ers And Nuggets
Our game forecasts for today suggest that Joel Embiid is set to be the main scorer for the 76ers, recording 31 points and shooting 10/19 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 36 points per game, in addition to 11.4 rebounds.
On the opposing side, we anticipate Nikola Jokic to be the top scorer for the Nuggets. Our projection has him finishing the game with 25, and he is expected to secure 11 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 59.3% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 26.3 points per game.
76ers vs Nuggets Trends
- In their last five games away from home, the 76ers have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 1-4 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 113 points per game in these contests.
- Through their last three home contests, the Nuggets offense has averaged 103 points per game while allowing an average of 111. Denver posted an overall record of 2-1 while going 0-2-1 ATS.
- Going back to their last three games as the underdog, the 76ers have a straight up record of 1-2. But, their mark vs the spread was just 1-2.
- The last ten games that Denver was favored, they have an ATS mark of 3-6-1 while going 7-3 straight up.
76ers vs Nuggets Prediction
Coming in as the underdogs at +4.5, we have the 76ers as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 228.5, and our model predicts the 76ers and Nuggets to score a combined 235 points. We recommend betting on the over.
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