The 26-41 Philadelphia 76ers will be on a back to back when they face a rested 47-22 Denver Nuggets in an NBA pro basketball game on Thursday night. Tip off time from Denver is scheduled for 9PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The NBA odds from this pro basketball game will be out on Thursday afternoon as Ty Lawson for Denver has been listed as questionable with a heel injury. Wilson Chandler for the Nuggets is doubtful with a shoulder separation.
The Nuggets and 76ers met way back on Halloween with Philadelphia earning the 84-75 home victory against Denver as a +1 ½ point underdog. The game finished under 197 points.
Philadelphia has a road record of 6-24 straight up on the year. The 76ers had their two game win streak snapped on Wednesday in a 101-72 road defeat to the LA Clippers as a +11 point underdog. The game landed under 194 ½ points. The 76ers opened up their four game west coast trip by hitting on just 36.7% from the floor and 6 of 20 from three point distance. Philadelphia allowed LA 52.6% shooting and were very sloppy as the 76ers committed 20 turnovers. Center Spencer Hawes led Philadelphia with 16 points and 7 assists in a losing cause. Lack of offense has been a familiar tune for this 76ers team. They are 30th and last in the NBA in scoring offense by averaging just 92.3 points per game. Philadelphia is the ninth seed in the Eastern conference and trails the Milwaukee Bucks by 8 games with just 15 games remaining to be played.
Denver Nuggets post a record of 30-3 on their home court. They win their 13th straight game after a 114-104 road win on Tuesday to the Oklahoma City Thunder as a +9 ½ point underdog. The game landed right at the closing over under of 218 points. The Nuggets held the Thunder to just 38 second half points in victory. They shot 44.8% from the floor and made just 4 of 21 three pointers. Denver allowed OKC 43.5% from the floor and pulled down 7 more rebounds than the Thunder. Point guard Ty Lawson led Denver with 25 points and four assists on 8 of 13 shooting. Denver is an outstanding offense ranking in the top four in points per game and shooting percentage. What is impressive has been their play on defense as the Nuggets give up just 44.3% shooting to their opponents this season ranking 11th in the NBA in that important area.