Thunder vs Nuggets Prediction NBA Picks Today 1/31

Thunder vs Nuggets Prediction NBA Picks Today 1/31

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Nuggets vs. Thunder Game Preview - Prediction KingPin Pro

Oklahoma City, OK; January 31, 2024, 6:00 p.m. CST

 

Game Odds

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Time Spread Total ML
6:00 PM +1.5 (-105) o228.5 (-115) +105
- -1.5 (-115) u228.5 (-105) -125

 

Game Overview

The Oklahoma City Thunder (32-15) are set to host the Denver Nuggets (33-15) on January 31, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. CST at the Paycom Center. In this matchup, both teams are closely matched in the Western Conference standings. This preview will delve into player statistics, recent team performances, and a final prediction.

 

Team Statistics

Denver Nuggets

The Nuggets, with a record of 33-15, recently secured a win against MIL. Nikola Jokic, with 26.3 PPG, will be a key player for their offensive strategy.

Oklahoma City Thunder

The Thunder, with a record of 32-15, suffered a recent loss to MIN. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, their leading scorer, is listed as questionable for this matchup.

 

Injuries and Player Matchups

Denver Nuggets

Julian Strawther is out, but the crucial player Nikola Jokic is listed as a game-time decision, impacting the Nuggets' overall performance.

Oklahoma City Thunder

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Chet Holmgren, and Luguentz Dort are all game-time decisions for the Thunder, potentially affecting their offensive and defensive dynamics.

 

Recent Performances

Denver Nuggets

The Nuggets secured a recent win against MIL, showcasing their ability to compete at a high level. However, their success may hinge on the availability of key player Nikola Jokic.

Oklahoma City Thunder

The Thunder suffered a recent loss to MIN, and their chances in this matchup may be influenced by the availability of key players like Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

 

Prediction

Given the uncertain status of key players Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Chet Holmgren, and Luguentz Dort for the Thunder, we predict that the Denver Nuggets, with their star Nikola Jokic potentially returning, will have the edge in this matchup. Therefore, our pick is the Denver Nuggets on the Money Line (ML).

 

Pick: Denver Nuggets ML (+105).

 

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