76ers vs. Nuggets Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 28 (Brace for Physical, Low-Scoring Tilt in Philly)

76ers vs. Nuggets Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 28 (Brace for Physical, Low-Scoring Tilt in Philly)


76ers vs. Nuggets Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023
  • Time: 3:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Wells Fargo Center -- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Coverage: ABC, ESPN and ESPN2

Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic are set to go head-to-head on Saturday as the Philadelphia 76ers (31-16) put their winning streak on the line against the Denver Nuggets (34-15).

The Nuggets extended their winning streak to six games with Wednesday's 137-133 win over the Brooklyn Nets. Meanwhile, the Nuggets have dropped two of their last three games, most recently falling 107-99 to the Milwaukee Bucks earlier this week.

Can the 76ers pump up the Wells Fargo Center crowd with another victory? Or will Jokic and the Nuggets get the last laugh?

76ers vs. Nuggets Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: DEN: (+138) | PHI: (-164)
  • Spread: DEN: +3.5 (-108) | PHI: -3.5 (-112)
  • Total: 231.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The 76ers enter this contest as slight home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 3 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 231.5 points with -110 odds on both sides.

76ers vs. Nuggets Betting Trends

  • Philadelphia is 6-0 straight up in its last six games.
  • Denver is 4-2 straight up in its last six games against Philadelphia.
  • Philadelphia is 5-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games on Saturday.
  • Denver is 6-13-1 ATS in its last 20 games against Philadelphia.
  • The under is 5-2 in Philadelphia's last seven games against Denver.
  • The under is 5-2 in Denver's last seven road games.

76ers vs. Nuggets Prediction & Pick

Despite having a talented roster, the Nuggets' offense has been virtually invisible lately. Denver has been kept to fewer than 100 points in each of its last three games, averaging .436/.337/.629 shooting splits over that stretch.

Meanwhile, the 76ers are operating at a 120.3 PPG clip during their six-game winning streak, scoring at least 129 points in each of the last two games. Playing at Wells Fargo Center is also tough for visiting teams, proven by the Sixers being 13-2 with a plus-7.7 scoring margin in their last 15 home games.

With the Nuggets losing six of their last 10 away games and being a minus-3.5 on the road (12th-worst), I'm confident that the 76ers can extend their streak today.

Final Score Prediction: 76ers: 118 | Nuggets: 108

76ers vs. Nuggets Best Bet

A projected total of 231.5 points is too high for my liking. Again, the Nuggets' offense has been virtually non-existent lately. That's not even to mention that the under is 5-1 in their last six games and 5-2 in their last seven road contests.

If that isn't convincing enough, there's also the fact that the 76ers and Nuggets have combined for fewer than 231.5 points in each of their last seven meetings.

Bet: Under 231.5 Points (-110)

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