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The Thunder vs Nuggets game is the NBA's premier matchup on Tuesday night as the Western Conference's No. 2 and No. 3 seeds face off at the Pepsi Center in front of a national audience on TNT. The Nuggets are 3.5-point home favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook

The Thunder currently sit three full games in back of the Nuggets in the ​Western Conference standings, which makes this a pivotal matchup for both teams as we head down the stretch run of the NBA season.

If you're looking to place a bet on this game, it would be wise to take a look at some expert predictions on this Western Conference matchup. 

Thunder vs Nuggets Predictions

Tony's Picks

Tony Tellez likes the Nuggets to cover the 3.5-point spread and he's predicting a final score of 123-115. He points to Denver's 16-5 record against the spread (ATS) in its last 21 home games as well as OKC's 0-7 ATS record in its last seven matchups with Denver. 

Wager Talk

Nikos Lagouretos, of Wager Talk, is rolling with the Nuggets to cover a spread of three points or less at home on Tuesday night. Lagouretos cites Denver's home record, which is the best in the NBA, as the reason behind taking the men from the Mile High city. 

Ultimate Capper

Jay Cooper, of Ultimate Capper, makes it a clean sweep, also riding with the Nuggets to cover the point spread. Cooper notes Denver's ability to limit Russell Westbrook so far this season. In the two previous meetings, Denver has held Westbrook to an average of 14.5 PPG on 28.9-percent shooting from the field.

Overall, it's 3-0 in favor of Denver, with all three experts going with the Nuggets to win and cover the spread at home.

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