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    Oklahoma City Thunder versus Denver Nuggets Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 3-19-2013


    by tonytssportsbets

    The 46-22 Denver Nuggets will travel on a back to back when they face the 50-17 Oklahoma City Thunder in an NCAA college basketball game on Tuesday night. Tip off time from Oklahoma City is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA TV.

    The NBA odds from this game have the home team Oklahoma City Thunder favored by -9 points with an over under line of 215 points. Early money from the bettors has landed on the Thunder and under as OKC opened a -8 ½ point favorite with an over under line of 215 ½ points.

    This is the fourth meeting of the season between these two teams with each team winning and covering the spread in their home games with two of the contests held in Denver.

    The Nuggets have a road record of 16-19. They win for the 12th straight time following a 119-118 road overtime victory on Monday night to the Chicago Bulls as a -3 ½ point betting favorite. The game ended over 195 points. Denver shot 46% from the floor with 7 of 20 coming from three point range. The Nuggets grabbed 11 more rebounds than the Bulls and allowed Chicago 49% shooting. Wilson Chandler came off the bench for Denver with 35 points and 9 rebounds on 13 of 21 from the field. The Nuggets sit in the top four in two key areas of offense which are points per game and field goal percentage. The team averages 106 points a game and hits on 47.8% from the field.

    The Oklahoma City Thunder is 30-4 straight up on their home court on the year. They win their third straight after a 107-101 road victory on Sunday to the Dallas Mavericks as a -5 point betting favorite. The game finished right at the closing number of 208 points. The Thunder connected on 48.8% from the floor along with 5 of 21 from beyond the arc. They give up 45.8% shooting to the Mavericks and pulled down 12 more rebounds than Dallas. Each team committed 16 turnovers. OKC got to the free throw line 14 more times than Dallas. Oklahoma City is good on both ends of the court. They are the top scoring offense in the NBA with 106.7 points scored per game. OKC gives up 42.9% shooting to their opponents ranking 2nd in the league in field goal defense. The Thunder sits one game behind the San Antonio Spurs for best record in the Western conference.