Oklahoma City Thunder at Denver Nuggets odds, picks and predictions

the Oklahoma City Thunder (21-52) open a two-game road trip on Saturday against the Denver nuggets (43-31). Tipping is at 9 p.m. ET at the Ball Arena. Below we take a look at the Thunder vs Nuggets odds and linesand make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.

The Thunder snapped a 10-game skid Wednesday with a 118-102 home win over the Orlando Magic 118-102. They are 4-18 in their last 22 games and have lost four in a row on the road. Oklahoma City was eliminated from the playoffs.

The Nuggets are coming off a 140-130 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Thursday. Their game against the Thunder concludes a four-game homestand. Denver is 1-2 in the first three homestand games and has lost three of its last four and five of its last eight. The Nuggets hold a half-game lead for the sixth seed in the Western Conference over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Thunder at Nuggets odds, spread and lines

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  • Money line: Thunder +850 (bet $100 to win $850) | Nuggets -1800 (bet $1,800 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Thunder +15.5 (-115) | Nuggets -15.5 (-107)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 229.5 (O: -112 | U: -108)

Thunder at Nuggets key injuries

thunder

  • g Lu sleeps (shoulder) out
  • F Derrick’s favors (return) outside
  • g Josh Giddey (hip) exit
  • g Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (ankle) questionable
  • g Ty Jerome (sports hernia) exit
  • VS Mike Muscala (ankle) out
  • VS Jeremiah Robinson Earl (foot) outside
  • F Kenrich Williams (knee) out

Nuggets

  • F Vlatko Cancar (foot) outside
  • g Jamal Murray (knee) out
  • F Zeke Nnaji (knee) out
  • F Michael Porter Jr. (return) outside

Thunder at Nuggets odds, lines, picks and predictions

Prediction

Nuggets 125, Thunder 116

silver line

PAST on the silver line.

The Thunder have just four wins in their last 22 games and are 10-27 on the road. Their only win in the last 11 games has been against the Orlando Magic’s 20 wins.

Meanwhile, the Nuggets are 21-15 at home and have a strong playoff presence. The Thunder are a bad bet to win and the Nuggets line is too steep to bet on.

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Against the spread

The Thunder have been very good against the spread this season, especially on the road. They are 44-25-4 ATS this season and 25-11 ATS on the road. They’ve covered in five consecutive games and seven of their last 10.

The Nuggets have failed to cover in three of their last four games and are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games. They’ve been a bad ATS bet at home this season, where they’re 14-22 ATS.

It won’t be a close game, but the line is too wide to bet on Denver comfortably. Take the THUNDER +15.5 (-115).

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The Nuggets have averaged 118.5 points per game since Feb. 6. They have allowed 119.2 points per game against opponents in their last 11 outings.

The Thunder have averaged 111.9 points per game over their last 14 games.

Take OVER 229.5 (-112).

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