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NBA Betting Picks and Predictions: Denver Nuggets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
October 29, 2023
A pair of 2-0 Northwest Division rivals will face each other on Sunday afternoon when the Denver Nuggets travel to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to face the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Paycom Center with tipoff scheduled for 3:30 PM ET.
The Denver Nuggets enter this game with a record of 2-0 following a 108-104 win on the road against the Memphis Grizzlies while failing to cover the 6.5-point spread as a road favorite on Friday. Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray were tied for the team lead in scoring with 22 points apiece. Michael Porter Jr. led the team in rebounds with 13 rebounds. Nikola Jokic led the team in assists with seven assists. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led the team in steals with five steals. Peyton Watson led the team in blocks with three blocks.
The Nuggets are averaging 113.5 points per game while allowing an average of 105.5 points per game. Nikola Jokic leads the team in scoring and assists with an average of 25.5 points and 9 assists per game this season. Nikola Jokic and Michael Porter Jr. are tied for the team lead in rebounds with an average of 12.5 rebounds per game on the year. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope leads the team in steals with an average of 4 steals per game. Peyton Watson leads the team in blocks with an average of two blocks per game this season.
Oklahoma City enters this game with a record of 2-0 following a 108-105 win on the road against the Cleveland Cavaliers while covering the 2.5-point spread as a road underdog by winning the game outright on Friday. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the team in scoring and steals with 34 points and five steals. Chet Holmgren led the team in rebounds and blocks with 13 rebounds and seven blocks. Josh Giddey led the team in assists with six assists. The Thunder are averaging 116 points per game this season while allowing an average of 104.5 points per game. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leads the team in scoring, assists, and steals with an average of 32.5 points, seven assists, and three steals per game this season. Chet Holmgren leads the team in rebounds and blocks with an average of 8.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game on the year.
BookMaker has the Denver Nuggets listed as 2.5-point favorites on the road against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday afternoon. Denver has won seven of the last ten and two of the last three meetings. The Thunder are 7-3 ATS in the last ten while the Nuggets are 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Denver Nuggets are 1-1 ATS overall, 0-1 ATS on the road, and 1-1 ATS as a favorite this season while the Oklahoma City Thunder are 2-0 ATS overall and 2-0 ATS as an underdog on the year.
Denver has dominated the series over the last ten matchups winning seven of the last ten and two of the last three games. The Nuggets have won by an average margin of 3.6 points per game over the last ten and 5 points per game over the last three meetings which is why I am taking the moneyline for the Denver Nuggets when they travel to face the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday afternoon.
Spooky Express Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder Moneyline (-125)
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