Nuggets vs. Thunder NBA Same Game Parlay & Picks: Taking Advantage of a Low-Scoring Game (November 3)
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Nuggets vs. Thunder Odds
|Moneyline||-260 / +210|
|Time||8 p.m. ET|
|Odds via BetMGM. Get up-to-the-minute NBA odds here.|
There are two games on tap across the Association tonight, and both of them feature heavy road favorites. The Denver Nuggets and Oklahoma City Thunder meet up for the second time this season with the first meeting held October 22nd, when the Nuggets won 122-117. That game went back-and-forth the whole time, but eventually the Nuggets prevailed.
Every Nuggets starter scored 10 or more points in that game, and their balanced attack helped to get the job done. We could be in for much of the same in this second head-to-head contest.
Here's a same game parlay you can bet for tonight's matchup.
The Parlay: (+275)
- Under 229 Total Points (-110)
- Nikola Jokic Over 13.5 Rebounds (+105)
Nuggets vs. Thunder — Same Game Parlay
Under 229 Total Points (-110)
The Nuggets rank 13th in points per game with 114.1, with the Thunder trailing at 112.9. For Oklahoma City, the offensive struggles have come from shooting a low 44.2 percent from the field, ranking in the bottom-four in the league. They also rank near the bottom in 3-point percentage at 29.5%, free throws made and free throws attempted per contest.
Although the Nuggets have been average defensively thus far, this bet is more of a play against the Thunder's lack of offensive production.
Looking more into their recent matchups, although the first matchup of the season between these two squads was high-scoring at 122-117, historically the under has been a profitable play when these two teams meet up. If we exclude the last matchup as an outlier, the last seven times these teams have met, at least one team has scored 107 or fewer points (with a team being held below 100 points four times).
Nikola Jokic Over 13.5 Rebounds (+105)
Dating back to the last 10 meetings in the head-to-head, Nikola Jokic has put up really strong rebounding numbers against OKC. Only twice has he logged fewer than 10 boards. This is a favorable matchup for Jokic going up against a Thunder team that has struggled from the floor, which should allow for plenty of opportunities for boards.
Jokic's numbers are down this season, particularly in points per game (21), 3-point percentage (21.1) and rebounding (11.1). However, with no threat in the paint to match up against Jokic offensively or on the boards – the Thunder are starting an undersized big man with Jeremiah Robinson-Earl standing just six-foot-eight – this is a perfect bounce-back spot.