Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder 2/27/2021 NBA Spread and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder 2/27/2021 – The Oklahoma City Thunder are surprisingly on a good swing as compared to their next opponents the Denver Nuggets. Both NBA Western Conference teams are set to do battle this coming Saturday, February 27 and it will be at the Chesapeake Energy Arena located in Oklahoma City. NBA League Pass will have the online live stream of the game and will feature the feed from Fox Sports Oklahoma and Altitude which starts at 8 p.m. Eastern Time. The Denver Nuggets are very much inconsistent for this season but they are still the favored team in NBA Game Odds to win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder 2/27/2021
Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder 2/27/2021 Betting Odds
Denver Nuggets Betting
The Denver Nuggets were caught off guard during their last match as they faced the surging Washington Wizards. They lost that game by just two points and that loss pulled their record down to 17-15. This team is now placed at 8th in the NBA Western Conference standings and are just a game behind the Golden State Warriors. Nikola Jokic is arguably the best center in the league right now but he really needs help. Jamal Murray has been there but has been inconsistent. Michal Porter Jr. looks lost inside the basketball court and his improvement should be seen as the x-factor if this team wishes to gain momentum.
Players to watch: N. Jokic C 32 GP 32 GS 36 MIN 26.9 PTS 2.9 OR 8.1 DR 10.9 REB 8.4 AST 1.7 STL 0.7 BLK 3.3 TO 3 PF 2.6 AST/TO 31.05 PER
J. Murray PG 30 GP 30 GS 35.4 MIN 21.4 PTS 0.7 OR 3.7 DR 4.4 REB 4.6 AST 1.2 STL 0.3 BLK 2.3 TO 2.2 PF 2 AST/TO 18.26 PER
M. Porter Jr. SF 22 GP 15 GS 28.1 MIN 14 PTS 1.3 OR 5.1 DR 6.4 REB 1 AST 0.9 STL 1.1 BLK 1.1 TO 2.3 PF 0.9 AST/TO 16.88 PER.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting
The Oklahoma City Thunder has been steady and holds a better record than the Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets and Minnesota Timberwolves. This is quite an overachieving feat considering that they will be the bottom team of the NBA Western Conference to start the season. This team is coming off from back-to-back wins prevailing over the San Antonio Spurs and Atlanta Hawks. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander continues to lead the team in scoring but he is getting help from Lou Dort and Darius Bazley who scored at least 18 points against the Hawks during their last game.
Players to Watch: S. Gilgeous-Alexander SG 27 GP 27 GS 34.1 MIN 23.6 PTS 0.6 OR 4.6 DR 5.3 REB 6.3 AST 0.8 STL 0.6 BLK 2.9 TO 2.1 PF 2.2 AST/TO 22.44 PER
A. Horford C 22 GP 22 GS 28.3 MIN 14.6 PTS 0.9 OR 6 DR 6.9 REB 3.7 AST 0.9 STL 0.8 BLK 1.1 TO 1.7 PF 3.2 AST/TO 17.59 PER
L. Dort SF 32 GP 32 GS 29.9 MIN 12.8 PTS 0.7 OR 2.8 DR 3.5 REB 1.5 AST 0.8 STL 0.3 BLK 1.5 TO 2.4 PF 1 AST/TO 9.48 PER.
Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder 2/27/2021 Betting Numbers
Denver are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Oklahoma City Thunder
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma City’s last 5 games.
Paul Millsap PF Knee is OUT Saturday vs Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City Thunder
Trevor Ariza SF Personal is out indefinitely
Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Picks
Even with the momentum that the Oklahoma City Thunder had, they are still seen as the underdogs in Top Online Sportsbook against the Denver Nuggets. The Thunder just don’t have enough tools to neutralize Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray.
Moneyline: The Thunder as the home team is given an ML of +240 while the Nuggets are at -300.
ATS: It is a wide seven points on the spread for this matchup with the Thunder at +7 while the Nuggets are -7.
TOTALs: The given total for this game is at 225.5 points with the Thunder going over and the Nuggets are over.
Score Prediction: 114 – 107, Nuggets