Date/Time: 03-29-2019, 20:00 EDT
Spread: Oklahoma City Thunder -4.5
In this all-Western showdown between two squads sitting within the playoff places of the conference, the second Denver Nuggets, looking to return to the winning ways, are hosting the seventh Oklahoma City Thunder, who have been struggling lately having won only twice in their last seven games.
Nuggets are 50-24 so far in the league and are sitting on the 2nd place of the Western conference. They are 1-2 in their last 3 games and in their latest matchup they got defeated by Houston on the road, 85-112. Thunder are 44-31 so far in the league and are sitting on the seventh place of the Western Conference. They are 2-1 in their last 3 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against Indiana at home, 107-99.
Top Basketball BookmakersDenver are led in scoring by Nikola Jokic with 20.2 ppg. He also leads the team both in assists made with 7.5 and in rebounding with 10.8 per, while Jamal Murray follows with 18.2 ppg, adding 4.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game. Gary Harris adds 13.3 ppg. Oklahoma City are led in scoring by Paul George with 28.2 ppg. He also adds 8.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game, while Russell Westbrook follows with 22.9 ppg and. Dennis Schroder adds 15.5 ppg, 3.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists off the bench.
Denver lead Oklahoma City 3-0 wins so far this season and they have won the only game on the road by 7 points. Oklahoma City are 24-12 at home, while Denver are 19-18 on the road. Oklahoma City have a better offense with 114.2 ppg to Denver’s 111.1, while Denver have a better defense, allowing 106.9 ppg to Oklahoma City’s 110.9. Denver have a better accuracy both from the field (46.6% to 45.3%) and from behind the arc (35.4% to 34.7%). Oklahoma City on the other hand grab more rebounds (47.9 to 46.7), while Denver dish more assists (27.5 to 23.1) and commit fewer turnovers per game (13 to 13.8). Oklahoma City have been very strong at home and expect them to get away with a win by more than 5 points today.
Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction: Oklahoma City Thunder -4.5 (-113)