Denver Nuggets VS Oklahoma City Thunder - NBA - Betting Tips 27-02-2019
Only two NBA teams can realistically catch the Golden State Warriors for home court advantage in the Western Conference. On Wednesday afternoon Australian time, those teams, the Denver Nuggets (41-18) and Oklahoma City Thunder (38-21), meet in a showdown at Denver’s Pepsi Centre.
Thunder Well-Rested for Nuggets
Oklahoma City rounded out last week with a double-overtime win over the Utah Jazz and a nail-biting loss to the Sacramento Kings. Given the circumstances, the Thunder will have welcomed the three days off they were given before flying to Denver. Paul George and Russell Westbrook are firing on all cylinders for the Thunder, with George third in MVP betting and Westbrook averaging triple-double figures.
Planning out the week. One game at a time.— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) February 25, 2019
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Denver were the surprise team early this season, and have continued to surprise by remaining in the top two in the West so close the to the end of the regular season. Their defence, one of the best in the league, has been bolstered since the All-Star break with Gary Harris returning after a seven-match injury layoff.
Nuggets v Thunder Betting Tips
OKC are the underdogs in this one, although we think the bookies might have gone overboard. bet365 is paying 2.35 for a Thunder victory and +3.0 in line betting, which is good news for punters looking to put their money on an upset.
Denver have the fifth-most stingy defence in the league, conceding just 106.8 points per game while scoring 112.2 ppg. OKC have the third-best offence in the NBA behind Milwaukee and Golden State, with 116.0 ppg and 110.9 against. If Denver win, they’ll do it by keeping things low scoring. Unibet is paying 3.35 for a Nuggets win and less than 237.5 points in total.
Fans usually tune in to OKC games to see the George-Westbrook duo. George is averaging 28.7 ppg this season, while Westbrook has scored 128 in his last three outings for an average of 42.0. PointsBet usually offers player scoring markets close to tip-off.