Game: OKC Thunder vs. Denver Nuggets
Date-Time: Tuesday February 26, 2019 at 10:30 EST
Location: Pepsi Center- Denver, Colorado
Line: Denver Nuggets -3.5 O/U- 237
Coverage: TNT, FSOK
The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Denver Nuggets face off Tuesday night at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The Thunder are on a hot streak winning 10 of their last 13 games. Thunder are averaging 116 points per game on 46.1% shooting. They are allowing 110.9 points and their opponents are shooting 45.9% from the floor. Paul George and Russel Westbrook have been a duo to watch these past couple weeks. PG averaging 28.7 points and 8.1 rebounds per game with a chance to win the league MVP. Russell Westbrook is averaging 22.5 points and 11 assists and has been a threat to ever defense as of lately. The Thunder are shooting 35.2% from three point, and a low 71.9 percent from the free throw line.
The Denver Nuggets look to add on their winning resume, as they have also won 10 of their last 13 games. The Nuggets are averaging 112.2 points as a team and shooting 47.1%. They are allowing 106.8 points and opponents are shooting 45.7%. Jokic is averaging a stunning 20.4 points and 10.8 rebounds. Another threat the Nuggets have offensively is Jamal Murray who is averaging 18.1 points and five assists per game. The team as a whole is shooting 35.5% from three and 75.3% from the line. The Nuggets are one of the most all-around solid teams in the NBA and have a good track record at home. The nuggets, rather than relying on two star players, have a wide variety of talent and skill.
Statistics: Thunder are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games playing on at least 2 days of rest, while the Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days’ rest. The under is 4-1 in Nuggets last 5 overall and the Over is 14-6 in Thunders last 20 games overall. The underdog in this matchup is 8-0 ATS in their last 8 meetings.
It’s hard to look at this and take the thunder with a hot nuggets team at home. The Nuggets have won each of the last four meetings against the Thunder and six of the last seven meetings overall. The Nuggets have almost been an automatic pick’em this season at home but I see the Thunder coming out pissed off and covering the 3.5 point spread. So I’m taking Thunder ML and Thunder +3.5