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2021 NBA Handicapping
(17-15) Denver Nuggets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (14-19)
Date: Saturday, February 27th
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
NBA Moneyline Odds: Thunder +240 | Nuggets -265
NBA Betting Odds: Nuggets -7
NBA Betting Total: 225.5
Saturday, February 27th the Denver Nuggets and Oklahoma City Thunder play for the third this season. The Nuggets won both earlier matches. January 19th was a 119-99 blowout while February 12th was a nailbiter won in clutch time (97-95).
The Thunder holds the all-time record between the squads with 99 victories in 186 meetings. Last season these clubs played three times with the Nugget taking two of three contests.
With losses in four of their last six games, the Nuggets are reeling a bit but got a big-time wake-up call Thursday in the loss to Washington.
In closing out the match, Denver did everything right until the final play. Nikola Jokic in particular affected the game via two critical rebounds (one offensive, one defensive) and blocked Robin Lopez in the paint to keep the lead within two.
The play in question was sparked by Jokic’s rebound and pass to Jamal Murray who took off with three Nuggets and only Bradley Beal of the Wizards anywhere close to the group.
Inexplicably the trio all ran to perimeter points and Murray stopped at the top of the arc on the left side then pressured by Beal threw the pass to Facundo Campazzo who took and clanked a 3-pointer.
In the post mortem, coach, Mike Malone was clearly ticked and Murray dissected the choke then accepted the blame via social media.
While the smarter play would’ve been for him to keep running in my opinion Murray at least drew a defender and the more egregious act was Michael Porter Jr. who was ahead of everyone not running straight to the basket. If he had, then Murray stopping at the line would’ve equated to an MPJ uncontested layup.
With the loss, the Nuggets Big 3 efforts were wasted. Jokic (24 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists) and MPJ (18 points, 10 rebounds) posted double-doubles while Murray registered 34 points (6 triples), six rebounds, six assists, and two blocks.
Gary Harris (adductor), Paul Millsap (knee), JaMychal Green (shoulder), and PJ Dozier (hamstring) have all missed multiple games and are day-to-day.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander followed up his career-high 42-point effort with another strong performance culminating in a 118-109 win versus the Hawks.
Specifically, SGA produced 24 points, five rebounds, four assists, and a steal. The Thunder cornerstone is quickly becoming one of the best players in the NBA and one of its most efficient.
Since being snubbed by the coaches as an All-Star reserve SGA and his Thunder are 2-0. His fellow Canadian, Luguentz Dort followed up his game-winning buzzer-beater with 19 points including four 3-pointers.
Six Thunder players registered double-figures including double-double games from Darius Bazley (18 points, 12 rebounds) and rookie Theo Maledon (13 points, 12 assists).
Al Horford sat for rest but should be back in this match. Hamidou Diallo (groin) is out. George Hill (thumb) is out until March.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Thunder are 9-1 in their last 10 head to head meetings
- The Thunder are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 4-5-1 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Denver Nuggets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Prediction:
The trio of Canadians all know each other from the National team and will be keen to have bragging rights which lend itself to a highly competitive match.
OKC doesn’t change their mindset or style regardless of the opponent which the Nuggets know as they barely beat them the last time they played.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Thunder +7
A day off for the Nuggets gives them the rest advantage plus a full day to fume over the loss to the Wizards. That should have the Nuggets dialed in — but a closer game than the O/U of seven.
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