Nuggets vs 76ers Prediction - NBA Picks 1/16/24

Philadelphia 76ers (24-13) vs Denver Nuggets (28-13)

Game Info: Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 7:30 pm (Wells Fargo Center)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia 76ers -3.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Denver Nuggets travel to the Wells Fargo Center to battle the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night. Here’s a Nuggets vs 76ers Prediction.

Denver Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets have been in red-hot form as they've won 11 of their last 14 games overall and they will be aiming for a third straight victory after taking down the Pacers in a 117-109 win on Sunday. Michael Porter Jr, Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray all scored 25 points each while Aaron Gordon chipped in with 20 points, 10 rebounds and three assists. As a team, the Nuggets shot a sizzling 64 percent from the field and 10 of 20 from the 3-point line, but despite their impressive shooting numbers, the Nuggets never led by more than 12 points in a game that was close from start to finish.

Philadelphia 76ers

Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76ers have been in decent shape as they've won five of their last nine games overall and they will be eager to keep it going after outlasting the Rockets in a 124-115 home win last night. Joel Embiid led the team with 41 points, 10 rebounds and three assists, Tyrese Maxey added 27 points with seven assists while Tobias Harris chipped in with 10 points. As a team, the 76ers shot 48 percent from the field and 15 of 31 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with their defense and held the Rockets to just 19 points in the first quarter to take the early lead that grew to 28 points before they rested their starters in the fourth quarter.

Philadelphia 76ers Player Facts

  • Joel Embiid ranks 1st amongst qualified players for points per game (34.9) this season.
  • Tobias Harris ranks 5th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for FT% (89.3%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The 76ers rank 1st in the league for steals per game this season (9.1).
  • The 76ers rank 1st in the league for opponent three-point percentage this season (33.7%).
  • The Nuggets rank 2nd in the league for assists per game this season (29.7).
  • The Nuggets rank 29th in the league for free throws made per game this season (15.6).

Nuggets vs 76ers Prediction

The Nuggets could be shorthanded for this one as Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray, MIchael Porter Jr and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope are all questionable, while the 76ers are still missing De'Anthony Melton and Robert Covington. Both teams are coming into this one with plenty of winning momentum, but the 76ers are playing on zero days' rest while the Nuggets have almost their entire starting lineup listed as questionable. This is definitely a game where you want to check the lineups before tipoff, but as it stands, I'm more comfortable taking the 76ers to get the job done at home.

Peter’s Pick Philadelphia -3.5

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