Philadelphia 76ers at Denver Nuggets - 3/30/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Denver Nuggets (28-18) vs Philadelphia 76ers (32-14)
Game Info: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)
Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -4.5 -- Over/Under: 222 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia 76ers invade the Ball Arena to do battle with the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night.
The Philadelphia 76ers have been in great shape as they’ve won 10 of their past 12 games, but they will be looking to bounce back in this one after having their four-game win streak halted by the Clippers in a 122-112 road loss on Saturday. Tobias Harris led the team with 29 points, seven rebounds and six assists, Danny Green added 17 points, Shake Milton scored 16 points off the bench while Ben Simmons chipped in with 15 points. As a team, the 76ers shot 50 percent from the field and 10 of 26 from the 3-point line, but the problems were on the defensive end as they allowed 36 points in the second quarter to fall behind at halftime, before getting blown out in the third quarter where they trailed by as many as 19 points.
Meanwhile, the Denver Nuggets have been in fine form as they’ve won 11 of their past 14 games and they will be looking for a third straight victory after taking apart the Hawks in a 126-102 home win on Sunday. JaMychal Green led the team in scoring with 20 points in just 14 minutes off the bench, Jamal Murray scored 17 points, Nikola Jokic racked up 16 points with 10 rebounds and eight assists while Aaron Gordon chipped in with 13 points. As a team, the Nuggets shot 54 percent from the field and 15 of 36 from the 3-point line as they took control of the game with 34 points in the second quarter to take a 10-point lead into halftime, before running away with it in the second half where they poured in 61 points.
Looking at the betting trends, the 76ers are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a winning record, 16-35-3 ATS in their last 54 road games and 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Nuggets are 6-15-1 ATS in their last 22 games following a win of more than 10 points and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following a win.
Head to head, the 76ers are 15-4-2 ATS in the last 21 meetings overall and the 76ers are 10-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Denver.
The 76ers have done well to keep winning games without their best player in Joel Embiid, but they could really use him in this matchup against the Nuggets who have the red-hot Nikola Jokic in the middle. Both teams are coming into this one with plenty of momentum, but with Embiid missing from the lineup, I have to lean towards the Nuggets to finish with the narrow win in this one.
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