There will be payback on the minds of the Denver Nuggets when they host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night at the Pepsi Center. The odds used from our NBA pick today come from Just Bet sportsbook.
The Nuggets in their last game narrowly escaped with a 188-117 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night. They have now won six of eight games. Not so pleasant was the experience the Thunder endured on Tuesday night which saw the Thunder lose another home game in inexplicable fashion to the Houston Rockets. The Thunder blew an 11 point lead with about 5 minutes remaining and the Rockets stunned those 104-103.
In the first matchup of the season between these two, it was a hard fought contest in which the Thunder outlasted the Nuggets by a score of 125-118 in overtime. The most impressive part of this game was the play on Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Durant tallied 51 points in the game and Westbrook at 40. That’s right, the two all-stars combined for 91 of the teams 125 points. Very impressive to say the least. Denver had seven players reach double digit point totals in the game, but it still was not enough to vault them past the Thunder.
The Thunder sit at 5-2-1 ATS vs. the Nuggets in the last 8 meetings in Denver. In their last 4 games as an underdog the Nuggets are 3-1 ATS. The Nuggets are also 1-4 ATS the spread in their last 5 games overall. An impressive stat in the Thunder’s favor is they are 11-3 in the game following an ATS loss.
Both teams come into this game on a bit of a low note and look to get back on track. The home team had dominated as won 8 our of the last 10 meeting between these two, but with that said we are going to buck that trend and go with the Thunder in this one. We expect another close one, but in the end Durant and Westbrook will once again be too much to handle so check the latest sports odds.