Thunder vs Nuggets Prediction - NBA Picks 12/16/23

Denver Nuggets (16-9) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (15-7)

Game Info: Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. The Denver Nuggets are riding a 3-game winning streak. Let’s preview this game and give out a Oklahoma City Thunder vs Denver Nuggets prediction.

Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Preview

The Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Warriors and Jazz this week, while losing to the Kings. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 120.5 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 113.5 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 31 points and 6.4 assists, while Jalen Williams is averaging 17.2 points and 4.2 rebounds. Chet Holmgren is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Giddey is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 85.5 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.1 rebounds per game.

Oklahoma City Thunder Player Facts

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ranks 1st amongst qualified players for steals per game (2.7) this season.
  • Chet Holmgren ranks T4th amongst qualified players for Blocks Per Game (2.4) this season.

Denver Nuggets Betting Preview

The Denver Nuggets have beaten the Hawks, Bulls, and Nets during this streak. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 114.6 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 110.5 points on 46 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 27.2 points and 12.7 rebounds, while Jamal Murray is averaging 18.3 points and 3.3 rebounds. Michael Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Reggie Jackson is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.

Denver Nuggets Player Facts

  • Nikola Jokic ranks 1st amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (12.7) this season.
  • Michael Porter Jr. ranks 9th amongst qualified Forwards for three-pointers made Per Game (2.7) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Nuggets rank 30th in the league for free throw percentage this season (71.9%).
  • The Nuggets rank 2nd in the league for assists per game this season (29.7).
  • The Thunder rank 30th in the league for opponent offensive rebounds per game this season (14.0).
  • The Thunder rank 1st in the league for opponent turnovers per game this season (16.9).

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Denver Nuggets prediction

The Denver Nuggets are always going to be given the benefit of the doubt at home, and they have won 7 of the last 10 meetings against the Thunder. I get it. However, the Thunder continues to win games, and they're 15-8 ATS on the season. OKC keeps making bettors money, and it's hard to turn them down regardless of where the game is played. A Nuggets win and cover wouldn't surprise anybody, but I'm grabbing the points with the Thunder on the road.

Randy’s Pick Oklahoma City Thunder +5

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