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Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder 2/21/2020 NBA Spread and Picks

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Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder 2-21-2020 NBA Spread and Picks

Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder 2/21/2020 – The Oklahoma City Thunder host the Denver Nuggets this Friday, hoping to score another win. OKC is coming off a big win over the New Orleans Pelicans but NBA basketball lines slightly favor Denver. This Northwest Division battle will be the second of their four-game season series. The Nuggets will try to bounce back after losing to the LA Lakers last time out. The Thunder hold the all-time regular season series edge but NBA spreads see Denver pulling off this one.

Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder 2/21/2020

When: February 21, 2020 8:00 PM ET
Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
TV: ESPN
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder 2/21/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Denver Nuggets +1.5 (-110) 216.5 o (-110) +100

Oklahoma City Thunder
-1.5 (-110) 216.5 u (-110) -120
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Denver Nuggets Betting

The Denver Nuggets try to get back on the winning track after bowing to the Lakers. Aside from redemption, Denver needs a win to maintain their 1.5-game lead over the Utah Jazz in the Western Conference. Nuggets head coach Michael Malone will turn to Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray anew to score their 39th win. Against the Lakers, Murray had a sterling performance. He erupted for 32 points and 10 assists in the loss. Denver hopes to get a similar performance from him to hold off the Thunder.

Players to watch: N. Jokic C 55 GP 55 GS 32.5 MIN 20.6 PTS 2.4 OR 7.8 DR 10.2 REB 6.9 AST 1.2 STL 0.7 BLK 3 TO 3.1 PF 2.3 AST/TO 25.32 PER

J. Murray PG 45 GP 45 GS 32.3 MIN 18.9 PTS 0.8 OR 3.2 DR 3.9 REB 4.8 AST 1.2 STL 0.3 BLK 2.2 TO 1.8 PF 2.2 AST/TO 18.06 PER

P. Millsap PF 35 GP 32 GS 24.4 MIN 12.1 PTS 2 OR 3.9 DR 5.9 REB 1.6 AST 0.9 STL 0.7 BLK 1.2 TO 2.8 PF 1.3 AST/TO 18.48 PER

Oklahoma City Thunder Betting

The Oklahoma City Thunder need all the wins they can get. Currently at 6th spot, OKC will be looking to improve their NBA positioning for the coming playoffs. OKC is coming off a big win against the Pelicans although they face a more formidable opponent in the Nuggets. Head coach Billy Donovan will lean on Shai Gilgeous-Alexander anew especially on offense. Players expected to support the 21-year-old guard include Danilo Gallinari, Chris Paul and Steven Adams. Containing Murray Jokic will be a priority, two Nuggets players expected to give OKC problems this Friday.

Players to Watch: S. Gilgeous-Alexander SG 55 GP 55 GS 35.5 MIN 19.5 PTS 0.7 OR 5.4 DR 6.1 REB 3.2 AST 1.2 STL 0.7 BLK 1.9 TO 1.7 PF 1.7 AST/TO 17.59 PER

D. Gallinari PF 47 GP 47 GS 30.7 MIN 19.3 PTS 0.7 OR 5 DR 5.7 REB 2.3 AST 0.7 STL 0.1 BLK 1.3 TO 1.3 PF 1.7 AST/TO 20.05 PER

C. Paul PG 54 GP 31.8 GS 17.4 MIN 0.4 PTS 4.7 OR 5 DR 6.7 REB 1.6 AST 0.1 STL 2.1 BLK 2.3 TO 3.2 PF 21.65 AST/TO PER

Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder 2/21/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Denver Nuggets

Denver are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Denver’s last 7 games.
Denver are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Denver are 10-0 ATS in their last 10 games against Oklahoma City.
Nuggets are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games against Oklahoma City.
Denver are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games on the road.
Denver are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver’s last 5 games this season.
Denver are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Denver are 9-0 SU in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.

Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games.
Thunder are 10-3 SU in their last 13 games.
Oklahoma City are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
Oklahoma City are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against Denver.
Thunder are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games this season.
Oklahoma City are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.

Injuries

Denver Nuggets

Will Barton SG Knee is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs Oklahoma City
Mason Plumlee C Foot is upgraded to probable Friday vs Oklahoma City
Michael Porter Jr. SF Ankle is upgraded to probable Friday vs Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City Thunder

Darius Bazley PF Thumb is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
Denver Nuggets Oklahoma City Thunder
25-24 Against the Spread 35-19
25-30 Straight Up 26-29
110 Points per Game 110
106 Points Allowed per Game 108
46.49 Offensive FG% 47.11
77.7 Offensive FT% 80.4
35.67 Offensive 3PT% 35.36
45.69 Defensive FG% 45.66
75 Defensive FT% 79.16
34.16 Defensive 3PT% 34.52

Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Picks

NBA fans are in for a classic battle this Friday with the Nuggets and the Thunder facing off. These Northwest Division teams are jockeying for better position in the NBA playoffs with the Nuggets given a slight edge by NBA basketball odds. It all boils down to who wants it more and who among the players stand out. Both teams have reliable stars who can turn it up, making this showdown worth watching.

Moneyline: The ML handed to the Nuggets for this game is at +100 while the Thunder are at -120 at home.

ATS: +1.5 is given to the Nuggets across the spread while on the other side of the line are the Thunder with -1.5.

TOTALs: 216.5 is the given total for this match with the Nuggets going over and the Thunder the team under.

Score Prediction: 108 – 107 Nuggets