Oklahoma City Thunder Travels to Denver to Face the Nuggets
The Oklahoma City Thunder are far out of contention for the NBA Playoffs. However, this doesn’t mean that they can’t be competitive for the rest of the year. If they want to deal a blow to a Western Conference contender, they can beat the Nuggets.
However, taking on Nikola Jokic and the rest of the Nuggets isn’t an easy feat. This is especially true since Denver’s at home.
The Denver Nuggets are currently sixth in the Western Conference. They’re looking to improve their positioning, and a conference win could help.
However, they can’t afford to underestimate the Thunder in this game. The Thunder were able to get a win over the Dallas Mavericks, a team that beat the Nuggets. So, who should you have on your ticket at the sportsbook today?
Game Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder at Denver Nuggets March 2nd
The Oklahoma City Thunder have the worst scoring offense in the NBA, averaging 101.25 points per game. With this kind of offense, it’s no surprise that they haven’t won over 25 games. Taking on the Nuggets without a strong offense is going to be a tough task.
There are a few players they can rely on to make it competitive. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is one of these guys.
The Denver Nuggets might not have a top ten offense, but they know how to win games. One of the reasons why they’re able to do this is because of how efficient they are. The Nuggets are shooting 47.42% from the field, ranking third in the NBA.
With a team this efficient, slowing them down is going to be hard to do. Especially with Nikola Jokic averaging 26.0 points per game.
Oklahoma City Thunder at Denver Nuggets Betting Prediction
These two last played on January 9th, 2022, and the Nuggets came away with a 99-95 win. However, they came into the game as seven-point favorites and didn’t cover.
This is something that you’ll have to keep in mind when the spreads come out for this game. Over the last three meetings between these two, the Nuggets have gone 1-2 against the spread, not a great record.
With that being said, we’ll actually take the Oklahoma City Thunder here. We don’t think that they’ll actually win the game, but they should cover.
They have a relatively good defense, top fifteen in the NBA. This kind of defense can work well against players such as Jokic. If they can find a way to slow him down, which they’ve done before, the Thunder can cover the spread.
As far as the total goes, you have to keep in mind the Thunder’s offense. They struggle putting points on the board, and it’ll be a similar situation here.
They’re also dealing with a few injuries that could hurt their ability to score on Wednesday. Take the Thunder to cover the spread, with the total going under on Wednesday night.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.