Denver Nuggets vs Philadelphia 76ers 1/9/2021 Odds Picks and Previews
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Denver Nuggets vs Philadelphia 76ers 1/9/2021 – The Philadelphia 76ers just tasted their second defeat of the season and this team just hopes to be complete heading on to their next game. They will be playing hosts to the Denver Nuggets at the Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this coming Saturday, January 9. This game will start as early as 3:00 p.m. Eastern time and it will be aired on television at NBA TV. The online live stream is being shown through NBA League Pass. The Denver Nuggets are expected to come in this game and take the win over the Philadelphia 76ers as forecasted by NBA Odds.
Denver Nuggets vs Philadelphia 76ers 1/9/2021
Denver Nuggets vs Philadelphia 76ers 1/9/2021 Betting Odds
Denver Nuggets Betting
The Denver Nuggets are coming into this game from a tough overtime loss against the Dallas Mavericks in overtime, 117-124. The team now has a 3-5 record and this team has been struggling so far. Depth has been the problem of the Nuggets as they lost Jerami Grant and Mason Plumlee in free agency. Michael Porter Jr. is expected to step up and take a bigger role but he has been sidelined due to quarantine. Nikola Jokic has been trying his best to hold on until his team gets their flow while Jamal Murray has been inconsistent so far. Veteran Paul Millsap has been forced to play more but his body can only do so much at this point.
Players to watch: N. Jokic C 8 GP 8 GS 36.5 MIN 25.9 PTS 2.9 OR 8.8 DR 11.6 REB 10.9 AST 1.5 STL 0.5 BLK 4.9 TO 3.8 PF 2.2 AST/TO 30.07 PER
J. Murray PG 7 GP 7 GS 36.7 MIN 22 PTS 1 OR 3 DR 4 REB 3.9 AST 1 STL 0.1 BLK 2.1 TO 2.7 PF 1.8 AST/TO 17.85 PER
M. Porter Jr. PF 4 GP 4 GS 29.3 MIN 19.5 PTS 1.3 OR 5.5 DR 6.8 REB 1.8 AST 1 STL 1.5 BLK 0.5 TO 2.8 PF 3.5 AST/TO 26.61 PER.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting
The Philadelphia 76ers have been doing well this season but their biggest opponent is not on the basketball court right now. This team has been in the news because of all the bad reasons as Seth Curry has been tested positive for COVID-19. At this point, the team is just trying to find a way to keep a minimum roster heading on to their game against the Denver Nuggets as several players now have to go through strict quarantine. It is still unknown as of this writing who will play but what matters to them right now is just not delaying the NBA schedule further than it is.
Players to Watch: J. Embiid C 8 GP 8 GS 32.3 MIN 24.6 PTS 1.8 OR 10 DR 11.8 REB 3.3 AST 1.1 STL 1.8 BLK 3.1 TO 2.3 PF 1 AST/TO 27.29 PER
T. Harris SF 9 GP 9 GS 32.9 MIN 19 PTS 1.4 OR 6.4 DR 7.9 REB 3.1 AST 1.1 STL 1 BLK 2.2 TO 2.2 PF 1.4 AST/TO 19.08 PER
S. Curry SG 8 GP 8 GS 30 MIN 17 PTS 0.1 OR 2.1 DR 2.3 REB 3.6 AST 0.8 STL 0.4 BLK 1.5 TO 1.8 PF 2.4 AST/TO 20.7 PER.
Denver Nuggets vs Philadelphia 76ers 1/9/2021 Betting Numbers
Denver is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Philadelphia is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
Michael Porter Jr. SF Quarantine is out indefinitely
Danny Green SG COVID-19 is “?” Saturday vs Denver
Denver Nuggets vs Philadelphia 76ers Betting Picks
The Philadelphia 76ers are expected to go short-handed to this game and the Denver Nuggets should be able to capitalize. Joel Embiid is already expected to miss the game and that gives Nikola Jokic all the freedom to operate on the Sixers. This should be the Nuggets winning over the depleted Sixers as seen by Online Betting.
Moneyline: The Sixers are given an ML of +150 being the undermanned underdogs while the Nuggets are -170.
ATS: Four points are between both squads with the Sixers taking the +4 while the Nuggets are -4.
TOTALs: It is 223 points on the total for this game. Nuggets are the team over and the 76ers are under.
Score Prediction: 107 – 103 Nuggets