Denver Nuggets vs Philadelphia 76ers 1/9/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Denver Nuggets vs Philadelphia 76ers 1/9/2021 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Denver Nuggets will be slamming the ball in the hoop against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Saturday, January 09, 2021 at 3:00 PM ET. The East will meet the West as the Nuggets are on their way to clash with the 76ers in the NBA showdown on Saturday. Denver settled in 4th place of the Western Conference Northwest Division with a 3-5 standing and a .375 team-percentage. The Denver Nuggets lost their recent game on Thursday versus the Dallas Mavericks to a score of 117-124. Center Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets in scoring with 38 points while Jamal Murray contributed 21 in the loss. Jokic also topped the rebounding with 11 while Murray dished out a team-high 9 assists for Denver.

The Denver Nuggets lost the battle in all scoring departments with only 44.3% (43/97) field goal shooting, 34.1% (15/44) shooting efficiency from beyond the arc, made only 16 of 21 attempts from the foul line for 76.2% efficiency, and scored only 42 points in the paint. Denver out-rebounded Dallas 47 to 44 with 9 of their rebounds came from the offensive end and distributed 25 assists. The Denver Nuggets recorded 1 block, 8 steals, 13 turnovers, and committed 27 personal fouls in the losing effort.

Denver Nuggets vs Philadelphia 76ers Predictions 1/9/2021

The Philadelphia 76ers bowed down to the Brooklyn Nets during their recent face-off on Thursday at 109-122. After the loss, Philadelphia dropped their record to 7-2 with a .778 team-percentage but remained on top of the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division. Point Guard Shake Milton led the way for the 76ers with 24 points, 1 rebound, and a team-high 7 assists while Center Joel Imbiid chipped in 20 points. Imbiid and Dwight Howard led the rebounding department with 12 boards each. Tobias Harris, Tyrese Maxey, and Ben Simmons pitched in double-figure scoring of 17, 16, & 11, respectively.

Philadelphia outscored Brooklyn from the field with 47.1% to 45.4% shooting efficiency, but earned a worse scoring from the three-point range with only 34.6% (9/26). The 76ers were excellent in scoring from the foul line with 90.0% (18/20) shooting efficiency but made only 48 points in the paint. The team blocked 6 shot attempts with 6 steals and lost the battle in turnovers with 20-12.   

Denver Nuggets vs. Philadelphia 76ers. The NBA Pick for this match-up is Denver -2.5. The Nuggets ranked 4th in offense and 23rd on defense while the 76ers ranked 10th in offense and 9th on defense. Denver is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 outings and the totals went OVER in 4 of the Nuggets’ last 5 contests on the road. Philadelphia is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 match-ups and 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home. Both teams lost each of their last outings, however, Denver will bounce back with an advantage in scoring efficiency as the Nuggets ranked 4th in offense this season. The Predicted Score, the Denver Nuggets will win and cover ATS at 115-112.

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Denver Nuggets vs Philadelphia 76ers 1/9/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 3:00 PM ET

Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA

Date: Saturday, January 09, 2021


NBA Odds/Point Spread: Denver Nuggets -2.5

NBA Totals: 227.5

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