Two of the three best teams of the West face off in this high caliber duel, when the second Denver Nuggets (41-18), looking to extend their current winning streak, are hosting the third Oklahoma City Thunder (38-21), who on the other hand want to bounce back after their latest defeat.

Date/Time: 02-26-2019, 22:30 EDT

Spread: Denver Nuggets -3

Total: +236.5

Denver Nuggets have a 41-18 record (32-27 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the second place of the West. They have four consecutive wins and in their last game they won at home against the Clippers with a 123-96 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by by Nikola Jokic with 20.4 ppg, adding team highs both in dimes made with 7.7 and in boards grabbed with 10.8 per game. He is followed by Jamal Murray with 18.1 ppg, 4.2 boards and 5 dimes per game.

Oklahoma City Thunder have a 38-21 record (33-26 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the third place of the West. They have lost two of their last three matches and in their last game they lost at home against the Kings with a 116-119 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Paul George with 28.7 ppg, adding 8.1 boards and 4.2 dimes per game. He is followed by Russell Westbrook with 22.5 ppg, adding team highs both in boards grabbed with 11.3 and in dimes made with 11 per game.

Nuggets have won both previous meetings against the Thunder earlier this season (at home by 11 points and on the road by 7). Nuggets have a 26-4 home record, while the Thunder are 17-13 on the road. Thunder are better offensively, scoring 116 ppg to Nuggets’ 112.2, while Nuggets are better defensively, allowing 106.8 ppg to Thunder’s 110.9. Nuggets have better percentages both in field goals (47.1% to 46.1%) and in 3-pointers (35.5% to 35.2%). They are also better both in dimes made (27.7 to 23.4) and in turnovers committed (13 to 13.8), while Thunder are better in boards grabbed (48.1 to 46.8). Nuggets are the best home team in the league and Vegas odds give them a -3 spread and expect them to beat the odds for another home victory tonight.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Denver Nuggets Prediction: Denver Nuggets -3 (-111)

 

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Nikos Lagouretos

My name is Nikos Lagouretos, I am 35 years old from Greece and I have been a basketball enthusiast for almost 25 years, having played semi-pro myself. All those years i have seen countless games, done a ton of reading and statistical analysis and I thought it was about time to put them to some good use. I provide analysis, predictions and specialize in NBA, WNBA and almost every domestic and international club league of Europe.

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