Thunder and Nuggets Duke it Out Monday Night

OKC Thunder

Thunder Playing Better Last 9 Games

The fans at Chesapeake Energy Arena will see the Denver Nuggets and the Oklahoma City Thunder when they take their seats on Monday. The game  will be broadcast in each teams local area and tip-off is at 8 pm EST.

Oddsmakers opened the Thunder as -5.5-point favorites versus the Nuggets, while the game’s total opened at 210. The Thunder are now 5-point favorites.

Coach Billy Donovan has been resistant to making major changes in his rotation. He is working to shake the Thunder from their offensive struggles. Oklahoma City has won six of its last nine but the offense still hasn’t been able to find cohesion with its Big Three.

Thunder Have to Play Well at Home

In their last action, Oklahoma City was a 111-96 loser on the road against the New York Knicks. They failed to cover the -4.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (207) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

During their three-game road trip that wrapped up against the Knicks, the Thunder won two of three. The trio of Westbrook, George and Anthony combined to shoot just 35.1 percent.  They hit only 59 of 168 shots.

Steven Adams is averaging a career-best 13.7 points. He also is shooting over 63 percent from the floor. He has become a very effective inside scorer on the pick-and-roll.

Nuggets Have Similar Problems as Thunder

Denver won its last outing, a 117-111 result against the New Orleans Pelicans on December 15. The Nuggets covered in that game as a -1.5-point favorite, while the 228 combined points took the game OVER the total.

The Nuggets have struggled to find footing as well. Now they have lost Paul Millsap to a left wrist injury. That injury figures to keep him out until after the All-Star break.

Denver is just 8-8 in its past 16 games. They have been consistent. They have never won more than two straight or losing more than two in a row.

The Nuggets are in the midst of a stretch of 10 of 13 games on the road. They are hoping the return of Nikola Jokic to the lineup will provide some stability.

Jokic was back in action Friday. He came off the bench in his first game back after missing more than two weeks with an ankle injury. He finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds. That was in 22 minutes against New Orleans.


Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Oklahoma City14-1510-19102.14100.451.696-74-1212-175-87-9
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
Team Records

Denver Nuggets

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Last 105-53-02-54-5-12-12-4-1107.90109.50-1.60
vs Div1-31-00-31-31-00-389.25101.25-12.00
vs EAST9-55-14-45-8-12-43-4-1110.57106.793.78
vs WEST7-86-11-77-86-11-7105.33108.20-2.87

Oklahoma City Thunder

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Last 106-43-13-32-80-42-4102.40104.90-2.50
vs Div2-52-10-40-70-30-4102.86105.14-2.28
vs EAST7-63-34-37-63-34-3102.6998.384.31
vs WEST7-96-11-83-133-40-9101.69102.13-0.44


Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense107.868100.454
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense104.001498.382
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed44.001340.318
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense102.1424107.5223
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense104.6219110.3824
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed43.691643.0010

Head To Head Summary

TeamrecordATSO/UAVGAVG ½FG%REB3PTsteals
Oklahoma City8-26-46-4115.0054.0043.4343.4090/2727.70

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineATSTotalO/UFG% EdgeReb Edge3PT EdgeAway Half ScoreHome Half ScoreAway FG%Home FG%Away ReboundsHome ReboundsAway Three PointersHome Three PointersAway StealsHome Steals
Nov 9, 2017OKC94DEN1021.5DEN215.5UDENDENOKC535142.246.3444511/309/27157
Apr 12, 2017DEN111OKC105-6DEN224.5UDENOKCOKC566445.942.643517/258/25610
Apr 9, 2017OKC106DEN105-5OKC229.5UDENOKCDEN525341.747.654426/2511/3476
Jan 7, 2017DEN106OKC121-7.5OKC220.5OOKCDENOKC606040.448.353499/2412/3678
Nov 25, 2016OKC132DEN1292.5OKC215OOKCDENOKC626350.547.5405113/2612/341110
Apr 5, 2016OKC124DEN1029OKC217OOKCOKCOKC685152.942553815/3310/30109
Jan 19, 2016OKC110DEN1049DEN213OOKCOKCDEN575342.342.252486/287/20115
Dec 27, 2015DEN112OKC122-16.5DEN207OOKCOKCDEN615348.957.837439/258/1565
Nov 1, 2015DEN93OKC117-12.5OKC213UOKCOKCOKC50583852.335509/2613/2589
Feb 22, 2015DEN94OKC119-8.5OKC210OOKCOKCOKC426736.152.242607/278/20138

NBA Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Denver Nuggets

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Dec 15, 2017NOH117-111W-1.5221.5W/O46.0064.2916H
Dec 13, 2017BOS118-124L6208P/O49.4573.089A
Dec 12, 2017DET103-84W6.5210.5W/U50.6392.8610A
Dec 10, 2017IND116-126L5217.5L/O45.2681.2517A
Dec 8, 2017ORL103-89W1.5218W/U49.4181.256A

Oklahoma City Thunder

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Dec 16, 2017NY96-111L-4.5202L/O42.3560.0012A
Dec 15, 2017PHI119-117W1.5213.5W/O41.5952.6315A
Dec 13, 2017IND100-95W-1214W/U40.9162.5013A
Dec 11, 2017CHR103-116L-7.5206.5L/O41.1896.009H
Dec 9, 2017MEM102-101W-4.5197L/O39.1358.0612A

Next up:
Denver home to Minnesota Wednesday, December 20
Oklahoma City home to Utah Wednesday, December 20

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