The 24-16 Denver Nuggets will be the road team as they face the 30-8 Oklahoma City Thunder in an NBA pro basketball game on Wednesday night. Tip off time from Oklahoma City is set for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The odds for this NBA game will come out on Wednesday afternoon as Serge Ibaka is listed as questionable with a chest contusion.
The teams met three times during the lockout season with Oklahoma City winning two of the three games. Denver covered the spread in their two home games while the Thunder covered in their lone home game of the series. Trend: The under is 5-1-1 in their past seven meetings.
Denver is 9-14 straight up on the road this season. The Nuggets are riding a six game win streak with five wins coming at home. They defeat Portland last night by the score of 115-111 in overtime as a -9 point betting favorite. The game flew over 202 points.
It was a good shooting night for Denver as they hit on 47.5% from the field. Denver is a team you can’t lay too many points with because they are terrible at the free throw line this season as they rank 30th and last in the NBA. They miss 7 of 19 free throws and survive it. Kenneth Faried had 21 points and 11 rebounds making 9 of 12 from the field.
The Thunder is 18-3 on their home court. They have won four straight with three of the wins coming off their just concluded road trip. The Thunder defeated Phoenix on Monday night by the score of 102-90 as a -5 point road favorite. The total came in at under 199 points. OKC enjoyed a 47.6% shooting performance in their win. Kevin Durant went off for 41 points on 15 of 30 from the field. They held the Suns to less than 42% shooting The Thunder were on a back to back and playing their third game in four nights. On the year OKC is second in scoring offense with 105 points per game average. They are second in the league in defensive field goal percentage as opponents shoot just 42.6% from the field against them.