Denver Nuggets versus Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pick 3-1-2013

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The 42-15 Oklahoma City Thunder will travel to play the 37-22 Denver Nuggets in an NBA pro basketball game on Friday night. Tip off time from Denver is scheduled for 10:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.

The odds from this NBA game have the road team Oklahoma City Thunder favored by -1 points. There has been non line movement since the odds came out a few hours ago.

The teams have met twice this season with each team winning and covering the point spread in their home game. Each game went over the total.

The Thunder has a road record of 16-11 on the year. They win their third straight following a 119-74 home win against the New Orleans Hornets as a -14 ½ point betting favorite. The game finished under 205 points. OKC held the Hornets to just 29 second half points. They shot 55.3% from the field and made 8 of 18 three pointers. The Thunder crushed the Hornets on the glass by a 48-25 margin and New Orleans to 35.1% from the floor. Russell Westbrook had 29 points and three assists on 8 of 17 shooting. OKC has lost their past two road games. They are in the top three in the NBA in all four key areas of offense. Oklahoma City is the number on scoring offense in the NBA with 106.8 points a game.

The Nuggets are 24-3 on their home court. They win their third straight after a 111-109 road win at the Portland Trailblazers on Wednesday as a -2 point betting favorite. The game ended over 210 ½ points. Denver shot 51.7% from the floor and 3 of 14 from three point distance. They allowed he Trailblazers just 44.7% shooting and forced 19 Portland turnovers. Point guard Ty Lawson had 30 points and 6 assists on 12 of 22 shooting. The Nuggets are also an explosive offense ranking in the top four in two key areas of points per game and field goal percentage. They are flaws at the free throw and three point line. Denver is the worst free throw shooting team in the NBA and the fourth worst three point shooting club.

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