Denver Nuggets at Oklahoma City Thunder - 1/9/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Denver Nuggets at Oklahoma City Thunder - 1/9/22 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma City Thunder (13-25) vs Denver Nuggets (19-18)

Game Info: Sunday, January 9, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Paycom Center)

Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder +7 -- Over/Under: 216 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Denver Nuggets and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Sunday in NBA action at the Paycom Center. The Denver Nuggets look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Oklahoma City Thunder need a win after losing five of their last six games. 

The Denver Nuggets are averaging 106.3 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 106.4 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 26 points and 14.1 rebounds, while Will Barton is averaging 15.1 points and 5 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Monte Morris is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 99.7 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 107.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 22.3 points and 4.6 rebounds, while Luguentz Dort is averaging 16.3 points and 4.1 rebounds. Josh Giddey is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Bazley is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 31 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game.

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The Nuggets are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS win and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games. The Thunder are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Nuggets last 8 overall. The under is 4-1 in Thunder last 5 overall. The Nuggets are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Oklahoma City and 13-3 ATS in the last 16 meetings.

The Denver Nuggets are the better team and should be favored, but they're still banged up, and they struggle with consistency. The Nuggets lose on the road by an average two points while allowing 47.1 percent shooting from the field. The Oklahoma City Thunder have issues of their own, but they find ways to hang in games you'd least expect, and they're 13-7 against the spread at home. There are better games out there, but I'd grab the points with OKC if forced to pick.

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Randy’s Pick Oklahoma City Thunder +7

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