Oklahoma City Thunder at Denver Nuggets - 2/12/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Denver Nuggets (13-11) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (10-14)
Game Info: Friday, February 12, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)
Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -11.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Oklahoma City Thunder and Denver Nuggets meet Friday in NBA action at the Ball Arena.
The Oklahoma City Thunder need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 107.9 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 114.1 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 22.6 points and 5.5 rebounds while Al Horford is averaging 14.4 points and 7.1 rebounds. Hamidou Diallo is the third double-digit scorer and George Hill is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game.
The Denver Nuggets need a win after losing four of their last six games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 116 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 111.9 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 26.9 points and 11.3 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 18.1 points and 4.4 assists. Michel Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Monte Morris is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.
The Thunder are 36-17 ATS in their last 53 road games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Nuggets are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Friday games. The over is 10-4 in Thunder last 14 overall. The over is 35-14-2 in Nuggets last 51 overall. The Thunder are 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Denver and 1-12 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have been covering machines on the road the last three years, they're playing better overall lately, and they only lose by an average of 6.6 points in the underdog role. The Denver Nuggets are the better team here, but their lack of defense leads to failed covers and they're 1-2 against the spread this season as a double-digit favorite. The Nuggets are also winning their last five games by an average of just two points. Give me the points.