The Denver Nuggets (1-1) face the Oklahoma City Thunder (0-1) as 8.5-point favorites on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 9:00 PM ET on ALT. The matchup has a 225.5 point total.
Denver Nuggets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 8.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Nuggets as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Nuggets have -353 odds to pick up the win, while the Thunder are listed at +283 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 225.5 points.
Nuggets vs. Thunder Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, October 22, 2022
- Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ALT
- Location: Denver, Colorado
- Arena: Ball Arena
Nuggets vs. Thunder Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Nuggets were 37-45-0 last season. Denver was favored on the moneyline 53 total times last season. It went 35-18 in those games. Last year, 46 of the Nuggets’ 82 games hit the over.
The Thunder’s record against the spread last season was 48-29-5. Last season, Oklahoma City was the underdog 79 times and won 22, or 27.8%, of those games. There were 41 Thunder games (out of 82) that went over the total last year.
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Nuggets vs. Thunder Injury Report
Nuggets: Jamal Murray: Questionable (Injury Management), Nikola Jokic: Probable (Finger), Collin Gillespie: Out (Lower Leg)
Thunder: Chet Holmgren: Out (Foot)
What you need to know about the Denver Nuggets
At 112.7 points scored per game and 110.4 points conceded last year, Denver was 10th in the NBA on offense and 14th defensively. Offensively the Nuggets played better at home last season, posting 114.8 points per game, compared to 110.7 per game when playing on the road.
Beyond the arc, Denver was 13th in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (12.7) last year. It was 16th in 3-point percentage at 35.3%. Last year, the Nuggets attempted 58.4% of their shots from inside the arc, and 41.6% from beyond it. In terms of makes, 69.6% of the Nuggets’ buckets were 2-pointers, and 30.4% were 3-pointers.
What you need to know about the Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City scored only 103.7 points per game (worst in NBA) last season, but it played more consistently at the other end, where it allowed 111.8 points per game (15th-ranked). In 2021-22, the Thunder averaged 1.9 more points per game at home (104.7) than away (102.8).
Oklahoma City ranked worst in the NBA with a 32.3% shooting percentage from three-point land. Meanwhile, it made 12.1 threes per game (17th-ranked in league). The Thunder took 58.1% two-pointers and 41.9% three-pointers last year. Of the team’s buckets, 68.4% were two-pointers and 31.6% were three-pointers.
Nuggets vs. Thunder Predictions and Pick
Our prediction to win this game is the Nuggets, and we expect that Nuggets will cover the spread (Nuggets -8.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 225.5 points.
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