Denver Nuggets at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Pro Basketball Betting Preview

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Airing live tonight over ESPN Television at 8PM Eastern Time is the NBA pro basketball game between the Denver Nuggets and Oklahoma City Thunder. The game will tip off from Oklahoma City on Sunday night.

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The current posted pointspread from the NBA game between 17-14 Denver Nuggets and 23-7 Oklahoma City Thunder reveals at Oddsmaker the home club Thunder favored by -8 ½ points with an over under of 210 points. Those backing the home favorite with a money line bet on OKC will be receiving -450 odds. A bettor playing the road underdog Denver Nuggets will take back +350 odds for their money line wager.

At first glance a high scoring game seems to be in order in this NBA game. Oklahoma City averages 101 points a game while the Denver Nuggets push aside 103 points per contest. Both teams shoot over 47% from the field. OKC is the better defensive team allowing 42.2% shooting while the Nuggets give up 45.6% from the field.

Denver has not been playing good ball off late as they are 2-7 straight up over their past nine games. They have been bit by the injury bug with injuries to center Nene and scorer Danilo Gallinari. Nene is doubtful tonight and Galllinari has been ruled out. The Nuggets have dropped two straight road games heading into play tonight. Back on Friday night they lost a heartbreaker at the buzzer 103-102 at Memphis. Two days earlier they were pounded at a hot Dallas Mavericks team by the score of 102-84.

Oklahoma City is dealng with lingering injuries of their own heading into this contest. Kendrick Perkins and Russell Westbrook are coping with minor injury concerns while Thabo Sefolosha will be sidelined over a month with a foot problem. OKC bounced back off a one point loss at Houston with a 110-87 home blowout victory on Friday night against Golden St as a -9 ½ point favorite. Kevin Durant had a nice game with 23 points and 10 rebounds in the win. Durant leads the team with 26 points a game average with a very good 50.8% shooting from the floor. The All Star is grabbing over eight rebounds a game.

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