Nuggets vs Thunder Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 3 (Nuggets Will Bounce Back in OKC)
Nuggets vs Thunder Game Info
2022-23 NBA Regular Season Game
Denver Nuggets (4-3, 1-3 Away) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (4-3, 3-1 Home)
Date: Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Venue: Paycom Center — Oklahoma City, OK
Coverage: NBA TV
The 2022-23 NBA season only has two games planned for Thursday, Nov. 3. One of the two is a matchup between the Denver Nuggets and Oklahoma City Thunder. After going 4-1 over a week-long stretch, the Nuggets were brought back down to earth with a 121-110 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the Thunder aim to win their fourth consecutive game on Thursday. Oklahoma City picked up a 116-108 victory over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday, marking the squad's third straight home win. Unsurprisingly, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was the star of the show, finishing with 34 points, four rebounds and six assists in 33 minutes of work.
Nuggets vs Thunder Odds & Spread
All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: DEN: (-250) | OKC: (+205)
Spread: DEN: -6.5 (-110) | OKC: +6.5 (-110)
Total: 229 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Nuggets enter this contest as clear road favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 229 points, which is the highest of Thursday's projected totals.
Nuggets vs Thunder Prediction & Pick
This matchup isn't the first time that the Nuggets and Thunder have squared off this season. They faced off at Ball Arena nearly two weeks ago as Denver scored a 122-117 victory. The Nuggets' victory was their seven in the last nine outings against the Thunder, highlighting just how dominant the former has been.
Furthermore, the Nuggets are 6-2 straight up in their last eight road games against the Thunder.
Outside of Gilgeous-Alexander, the Nuggets don't have much to worry about. Though he's scored 27-plus points in three of his last four games against Denver, the 28-piece that the Nuggets held him to on Oct. 22 is his second-lowest point total of the season so far. Obviously, that's still a pretty solid total, however, it shows that Denver knows how to slow him down.
Considering how the Thunder haven't exactly been blowing opponents out on their hot streak, I could see the Nuggets beating them for the second time this season. Nikola Jokic and co. are bound to explode sooner than later and it makes sense for them to do so against a team that they've already found success against this year.
Final Score Prediction: Nuggets: 118 | Thunder: 113
Nuggets vs Thunder Betting Trends
- Denver is 14-3 straight up in its last 17 games against Oklahoma City.
- Oklahoma City is 6-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven games.
- The total has hit the over in each of Denver's last five games in November.
- The total has hit the over in four of Oklahoma City's last six games.
Nuggets vs Thunder Best Bet
Though I project the Nuggets to win, don't count on them covering the spread. After all, Denver is 0-5 against the spread in its last five outings against Oklahoma City. Furthermore, the Nuggets also have a bottom-10 defense, indicating that they may not have the tools to keep the Thunder out of the game.
I'm taking the Thunder on the spread with Oklahoma City being relatively competitive thus far, especially at home, I'm taking the Thunder on the spread.
Bet: Thunder +6.5 (-110)
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