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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: Denver Nuggets vs. Philadelphia 76ers

January 16, 2024


Game one of the doubleheader on TNT will feature two of the best teams in the NBA when the Denver Nuggets travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to face the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center with the game tipping off at 7:30 PM ET on Tuesday evening.



Denver enters this game with the 3rd best record in the Western Conference at 28-13 while having won three of their last four games and are on a two-game winning streak following a 117-109 win at home against the Indiana Pacers on Sunday. The success of the Nuggets this season can be attributed to their defensive play as they enter this game allowing the 2nd fewest points per game in the NBA with an average of 111 points allowed per game. 



Denver has also been a slightly above-average team offensively as they enter this game averaging 116.2 points per game which is more than the league average of 115.67 points per game. Nikola Jokic has played a pivotal role in the success the Nuggets have had this season as he leads the team in scoring, rebounds, assists, and blocks with an average of 25.5 points, 11.8 rebounds, 9.3 assists, and 0.93 blocks per game. The Denver Nuggets will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they travel to face the Philadelphia 76ers.



The Philadelphia 76ers have the 3rd best record in the Eastern Conference at 25-13 and are on a two-game winning streak following a 124-115 win at home against the Houston Rockets on Monday. Philadelphia has been one of the best offensive and defensive teams in the NBA this season as they enter this game averaging the 6th most points per game with an average of 119.65 points per game while allowing the 6th fewest with an average of 111.54 points allowed per game. 



Joel Embiid continues to be the leader for the team and has been one of the best players in the NBA again this season as he leads the team in scoring, rebounds, and blocks with an average of 34.6 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 2 blocks per game, however, he has missed the last three games for Philadelphia but should be back in the lineup on Tuesday evening. The Philadelphia 76ers will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they host the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday evening.



BookMaker has the Philadelphia 76ers listed as 1-point favorites at home against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday evening. Denver has won six of the last ten and two of the previous three meetings. The 76ers are 6-4 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Denver Nuggets are 18-22-1 ATS overall, 7-13 ATS on the road, and 1-2 ATS as an underdog this season while the Philadelphia 76ers are 25-13 ATS overall, 15-6 ATS at home, and 21-8 ATS as a favorite on the year.



Denver enters this game with a better record and has been the better team in the series, winning six of the last ten and two of the last three matchups. However, the 76ers have been the better team at covering the spread in the series going 6-4 ATS in the last ten and covering the spread in two of the previous three meetings while also being one of the best teams at covering the spread in the NBA this season with a record of 25-13 ATS overall and 21-8 ATS as a favorite. As a result, I am laying the point with the Philadelphia 76ers when they host the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday evening.

Spooky Express Pick: Philadelphia 76ers -1