Free NBA Picks - Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder

Thunder guard Russell Westbrook

Saturday, January 7, 2017 6:10 PM GMT

Denver’s defense has fallen apart lately, giving up over 120 points in their last five games. With the Thunder starting to roll, a teaser is a great way to get some value from this game. 

 

Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder

 

The Nuggets and Thunder might be the best game for teaser value on tonight’s slate and I am taking a stab at it. The Nuggets may be missing two of their best big men tonight, as both Nikola Jokic and Kenneth Faried are questionable. If both those guys are out, the Thunder’s defense and that unstoppable point guard are going to do the rest.

Teasing the Thunder down to -2 ½ is the easy part in this one, but with the NBA Odds on the total skyrocketing, we should grab it now while it’s still rather low.

The last time these two played one another the final score was 132-129. While I don’t expect another big game like that, this one could easily be a fast-paced track meet.

These two teams play at paces inside the top 11 in the league and while the Thunder owns a solid defense, the Nuggets do not. They are allowing 112.4 points per 100 possessions, which is the second-worst mark in the league.

Considering the Nuggets have allowed over 120 points per game in their last five games, the Thunder might be able to cash the over by themselves! Denver has now cashed the over in four straight, and with this teaser, we should have a winning ticket.

 

Free NBA Pick: Teaser: Thunder -2½ & Over 215½ 

Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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