A nice match up from the NBA is scheduled over national television on Tuesday night December 17th as the Oklahoma City Thunder will hit the road to face the Denver Nuggets. The Thunder and Nuggets will get things started from Denver at 9PM Eastern Time and NBA TV will provide the coast to coast TV broadcast. Check out the NBA odds at Bovada sportsbook.
The NBA betting odds from this contest have the road side Oklahoma City Thunder favored by -2 ½ points with an over under line set at 207 ½ points. Those who play on OKC on the money line will lay -145 odds with the return on the Denver Nuggets at +125 odds on the money line.
Oklahoma City is playing good basketball right now as the team has won six straight games as they enter Denver. In that winning streak they have victories on the road to Memphis by 16, at Atlanta by 9 points and on the road to the Pelicans by 14 points. They enter this game with plenty of rest having last played on Sunday in a three point victory to Orlando. Prior to the game at home to Orlando they faced the LA Lakers at home with rest. There will be no fatigue excuses for the Thunder in this spot. On the year the Thunder is 7-4 straight up on the road. Denver has not been very consistent this season. The team opened up this home stand with a 103-93 home defeat to the Utah Jazz who is one of the worst teams in the NBA. Denver was returning home from a road trip but they had a full three days of rest before this home outing with the Jazz. On the road this season the Thunder is averaging over 103 points per game on the year and are hitting 45.1% from the floor. The Nuggets are not putting up the offensive numbers with Brian Shaw as head coach at home like they did with George Karl. The Nuggets average just 102 points and 43.4 points on their home court. Shaw is an inexperienced head coach and he will have trouble against this hot OKC Thunder team playing very well right now. The Thunder is also healthy while the Nuggets are without Danilo Gallinari and JaVale McGee.
With our NBA Pro Basketball pick for Tuesday we will play on the Oklahoma City Thunder at -2 ½ points at the best sports books.