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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.

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Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Denver 16-13 12-16-1 107.86 107.52 0.34 8-5 4-11-1 14-15 6-7 8-8
Oklahoma City 14-15 10-19 102.14 100.45 1.69 6-7 4-12 12-17 5-8 7-9
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
Name Assists Turnovers Ratio
DEN 23.41 15.34 1.53
OKC 20.90 14.52 1.44
Rebounding
Name Offense Defense Total
DEN 12.10 32.97 45.07
OKC 12.34 31.79 44.13
ShootingPercentage
Name Offense Defense Differential
DEN 46.25 48.08 -1.83
OKC 43.36 45.26 -1.9
Team Records

Denver Nuggets

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 16-13 11-2 5-11 12-16-1 8-5 4-11-1 107.86 107.52 0.34
Last 10 5-5 3-0 2-5 4-5-1 2-1 2-4-1 107.90 109.50 -1.60
vs Div 1-3 1-0 0-3 1-3 1-0 0-3 89.25 101.25 -12.00
vs EAST 9-5 5-1 4-4 5-8-1 2-4 3-4-1 110.57 106.79 3.78
vs WEST 7-8 6-1 1-7 7-8 6-1 1-7 105.33 108.20 -2.87

Oklahoma City Thunder

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 14-15 9-4 5-11 10-19 6-7 4-12 102.14 100.45 1.69
Last 10 6-4 3-1 3-3 2-8 0-4 2-4 102.40 104.90 -2.50
vs Div 2-5 2-1 0-4 0-7 0-3 0-4 102.86 105.14 -2.28
vs EAST 7-6 3-3 4-3 7-6 3-3 4-3 102.69 98.38 4.31
vs WEST 7-9 6-1 1-8 3-13 3-4 0-9 101.69 102.13 -0.44

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 107.86 8 100.45 4
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 104.00 14 98.38 2
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed 44.00 13 40.31 8
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 102.14 24 107.52 23
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 104.62 19 110.38 24
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed 43.69 16 43.00 10

Head To Head Summary

Team record ATS O/U AVG AVG ½ FG% REB 3PT steals
Denver 2-8 4-6 6-4 105.80 59.40 48.03 49.80 100/263 9.40
Oklahoma City 8-2 6-4 6-4 115.00 54.00 43.43 43.40 90/272 7.70

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line ATS Total O/U FG% Edge Reb Edge 3PT Edge Away Half Score Home Half Score Away FG% Home FG% Away Rebounds Home Rebounds Away Three Pointers Home Three Pointers Away Steals Home Steals
Nov 9, 2017 OKC 94 DEN 102 1.5 DEN 215.5 U DEN DEN OKC 53 51 42.2 46.3 44 45 11/30 9/27 15 7
Apr 12, 2017 DEN 111 OKC 105 -6 DEN 224.5 U DEN OKC OKC 56 64 45.9 42.6 43 51 7/25 8/25 6 10
Apr 9, 2017 OKC 106 DEN 105 -5 OKC 229.5 U DEN OKC DEN 52 53 41.7 47.6 54 42 6/25 11/34 7 6
Jan 7, 2017 DEN 106 OKC 121 -7.5 OKC 220.5 O OKC DEN OKC 60 60 40.4 48.3 53 49 9/24 12/36 7 8
Nov 25, 2016 OKC 132 DEN 129 2.5 OKC 215 O OKC DEN OKC 62 63 50.5 47.5 40 51 13/26 12/34 11 10
Apr 5, 2016 OKC 124 DEN 102 9 OKC 217 O OKC OKC OKC 68 51 52.9 42 55 38 15/33 10/30 10 9
Jan 19, 2016 OKC 110 DEN 104 9 DEN 213 O OKC OKC DEN 57 53 42.3 42.2 52 48 6/28 7/20 11 5
Dec 27, 2015 DEN 112 OKC 122 -16.5 DEN 207 O OKC OKC DEN 61 53 48.9 57.8 37 43 9/25 8/15 6 5
Nov 1, 2015 DEN 93 OKC 117 -12.5 OKC 213 U OKC OKC OKC 50 58 38 52.3 35 50 9/26 13/25 8 9
Feb 22, 2015 DEN 94 OKC 119 -8.5 OKC 210 O OKC OKC OKC 42 67 36.1 52.2 42 60 7/27 8/20 13 8

NBA Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Denver Nuggets

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Dec 15, 2017 NOH 117-111 W -1.5 221.5 W/O 46.00 64.29 16 H
Dec 13, 2017 BOS 118-124 L 6 208 P/O 49.45 73.08 9 A
Dec 12, 2017 DET 103-84 W 6.5 210.5 W/U 50.63 92.86 10 A
Dec 10, 2017 IND 116-126 L 5 217.5 L/O 45.26 81.25 17 A
Dec 8, 2017 ORL 103-89 W 1.5 218 W/U 49.41 81.25 6 A

Oklahoma City Thunder

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Dec 16, 2017 NY 96-111 L -4.5 202 L/O 42.35 60.00 12 A
Dec 15, 2017 PHI 119-117 W 1.5 213.5 W/O 41.59 52.63 15 A
Dec 13, 2017 IND 100-95 W -1 214 W/U 40.91 62.50 13 A
Dec 11, 2017 CHR 103-116 L -7.5 206.5 L/O 41.18 96.00 9 H
Dec 9, 2017 MEM 102-101 W -4.5 197 L/O 39.13 58.06 12 A

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

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