Power Sports' 10* DIVISION GAME OF THE MONTH ~ WON GOW LAST NIGHT!
Oklahoma City vs. Denver,
12/14/2019 21:00 EDT,
Score: 102 - 110
Point Spread: +7/-108 Oklahoma City
10* Oklahoma City (9:05 ET): With the exodus of talent that took place in the offseason (both Russell Westbrook and Paul George leaving), most expected the Thunder's win total to take a serious nosedive in 2019-20. But they've remained competitive and actually have a positive point differential and net efficiency rating entering Saturday. Only six teams in the West have winning records right now, so the Thunder could actually end up making the playoffs if they can maintain their level of play from the first quarter of the season. I like them as an underdog tonight in Denver.
The Nuggets won the Northwest last season w/ a 54-28 SU record. That was second best among all teams in the conference (behind only Golden State), but it came w/ a caveat, that being a 13-3 record in games decided by three points or less. So I anticipate a little regression from Denver this year. But, like the Thunder, so far they've been able to outperform expectations, largely due to giving up the fewest number of points in the league (101.6 PPG). They are 5th in the West right now, which honestly is where I expect them to finish.
Over the previous two seasons, the Thunder are 0-8 ATS vs. the Nuggets and 1-7 straight up. They've lost all four games here in Denver. But I like the number we are getting tonight. Over those last eight head to head meetings, the Nuggets have been favored just one time. OKC has covered four straight, the last three all coming on the road, and the only SU loss during that stretch was by a single point. They've held their L3 opponents all under 100 points. In what could be a low-scoring game, taking points is a premium. 10* Oklahoma City