Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder 1/9/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder 1/9/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Denver Nuggets (19-18) travel to meet the Oklahoma City Thunder (13-25) in NBA Western Conference action at Paycom Center in Oklahoma City on Sunday, January 9, 2022, at 7:00 PM ET. Denver will try to improve their overall record to 20-18 in facing Oklahoma City in this Western Conference battle on Sunday.

 

The Nuggets won three of their last five contests including their recent 121-111 victory over the Sacramento Kings. Denver is in 7th place at 12-11 in the Western Conference and occupied 2nd place in the Northwest Division with a 19-18 overall standing and a .514 team percentage this season.

 

The Nuggets’ offense gained 121 points while their defense held the Kings’ offense to just 111 in their recent victory over Sacramento on Friday that stopped Denver’s short two-game skid. Center Nikola Jokic led the offense for the Nuggets with a nice 33 points, 7 assists, and 10 rebounds to complete his double-double statistics in the victory.

 

Center Nikola Jokic led Denver in scoring, rebounding, and assists with an average of 25.7 points, 14.7 rebounds, and 7.0 assists per match. Will Barton contributed an average of 15.3 PPG as the next leading scorer for the Nuggets and one of the four players on double-digit scoring for Denver.

 

The Denver Nuggets recorded an average of 105.9 PPG on 46.3% shooting from the field and 34.1% from long-range this season.

 

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Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder Predictions 1/9/2022

 

The Oklahoma City Thunder will be hosting Denver in the Northwest Division battle on Sunday with a three-game losing skid. The Thunder come into this match-up to bounce back from losing to the Mavericks, Timberwolves, and just recently their second loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

 

Oklahoma City dropped to 14th place at 10-18 in the Western Conference and took 5th place in the Northwest Division with an overall standing at 13-25 and a team percentage of .342 on the season.

 

The Thunder suffered two straight losses to the Timberwolves after scoring 29 points or less per quarter but their defense allowed 30 or more points to Minnesota leading to their 105-135 defeat in their second meeting on Friday. Forward Luguentz Dort led OKC in scoring with 18 points and Center Jeremiah Robinson-Earl grabbed 8 rebounds for the Thunder.

 

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led Oklahoma City in scoring with an average of 22.6 PPG while Josh Giddey led in rebounding and assists with an average of 7.6 rebounds and 6.3 assists per outing.

 

The Oklahoma City Thunder scored an average of 99.5 points per contest on 41.3% overall shooting and 30.9% from the rainbow territory with three players on double-figure average scoring.            

 

Denver Nuggets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder. The NBA Pick for this game is Denver -7. The Nuggets are 11-2 SU in their last 13 matches played versus the Thunder while Oklahoma City failed to cover the number in seven of their last nine outings played at home against Denver.

 

The Thunder has difficulty in their offense after acquiring just 99.5 PPG on 41.3% FG while the Nuggets posted an average of 105.9 PPG on 46.3% shooting from the field this season. The prediction: The Denver Nuggets will win at 113-102.

 

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Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder 1/9/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET

 

Location: Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, OK

 

Date: Sunday, January 9, 2022

 

TV: BSOK

 

NBA Odds/Point Spread: Denver Nuggets -7   

 

NBA Totals: 215

 

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