The Denver Nuggets (33-13) host the Oklahoma City Thunder (22-24) on January 22, 2023 at Ball Arena. The Nuggets are favorites, by 5.5 points, in a matchup featuring a pair of the league’s top players, the Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic and the Thunder’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. The matchup’s over/under is 239.
How to bet Nuggets vs. Thunder
Denver Nuggets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Nuggets as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Nuggets have -209 odds to pick up the win, while the Thunder are listed at +172 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 239 points.
Nuggets vs. Thunder Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Sunday, January 22, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ALT
- Location: Denver, Colorado
- Arena: Ball Arena
Nuggets vs. Thunder Betting Trends
The Nuggets have played 46 games, with 24 wins against the spread. Denver has won 27, or 75%, of the 36 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Nuggets games this year have hit the over 22 times in 46 opportunities (47.8%).
The Thunder are 30-16-0 against the spread this year. Oklahoma City has gone 16-17 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 48.5% of those games). Thunder games this year have hit the over on 25 of 46 set point totals (54.3%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Nuggets: Nah’Shon Hyland: Questionable (Finger), Vlatko Cancar: Questionable (Illness), Jamal Murray: Questionable (Foot/Ankle), Nikola Jokic: Questionable (Hamstring), Peyton Watson: Out (Adductor), Collin Gillespie: Out (Lower Leg)
Thunder: Aleksej Pokusevski: Out (Leg), Jeremiah Robinson-Earl: Out (Ankle), Chet Holmgren: Out (Foot)
What you need to know about the Denver Nuggets
Denver has been lifted by its offense, as it ranks third-best in the NBA by putting up 117.6 points per game. It ranks 14th in the league in points allowed (113.1 per contest). The Nuggets are averaging 120.5 points per game at home. In away games, they are averaging 114.2 points per contest. On offense, the Nuggets have increased their output a little bit over their last 10 games, scoring 121.4 points per contest over that stretch compared to the 117.6 they’ve put up over the course of this year.
Denver is sinking 12.2 treys per game this year (12th-ranked in NBA), and it has a 39.9% three-point percentage (best). Of the shots attempted by the Nuggets in 2022-23, 64.4% of them have been two-pointers (72.2% of the team’s made baskets) and 35.6% have been from beyond three-point land (27.8%).
What you need to know about the Oklahoma City Thunder
In 2022-23, Oklahoma City is eighth in the NBA offensively (116.9 points scored per game) and 20th on defense (115.9 points allowed). At home the Thunder are scoring 119.1 points per game, 4.4 more than they are averaging on the road (114.7). The Thunder have fared better offensively in their past 10 games, scoring 123.1 points per contest, 6.2 more than their season average of 116.9.
Oklahoma City is 12th in the NBA in 3-pointers made (12.2 per game) and 16th in 3-point percentage (35.9%). In 2022-23, the Thunder have taken 36.5% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 63.5% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 28.1% of the Thunder’s buckets have been 3-pointers, and 71.9% have been 2-pointers.
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