Nuggets vs. Thunder Odds, Picks & Betting Predictions: Is the Betting Market Sleeping on OKC?


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  • The updated betting odds for Friday night's matchup between the Denver Nuggets and Oklahoma City Thunder make OKC a slight home favorite.
  • Should the Thunder be an even bigger favorite on their home court?
  • Below our experts detail their picks and analysis to help you lock in your bets.

Nuggets at Thunder Picks, Betting Odds & Predictions

  • Spread: Thunder -1.5
  • Over/Under: 215.5
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • TV: ESPN

Odds as of Friday afternoon and via FanDuel. Get up to a $500 risk-free bet at FanDuel today or see more offers and reviews for the best online sportsbooks.

With the All-Star break now over, the West’s best will push towards the playoffs. With teams so bunched together, every game between playoff teams will be meaningful in terms of seeding.

The Nuggets are a game up on the Clippers right now for the second seed, while the Thunder are tied with the Mavericks for those 6/7 spots.

With both teams motivated and rested, which has the advantage tonight in Oklahoma City? Our experts break it all down.

Betting Trends to Know

The Thunder have been the most profitable team against-the-spread this season, going 36-19 (66%) ATS for +15.7 units. However, as favorites OKC is just 12-11 ATS and has failed to cover as chalk in February (0-3 ATS).

In the past seven seasons, only 14 of 210 teams have covered the spread 60% or more of the time before the All-Star break like the Thunder. Those teams went a combined 461-274 (63%) ATS before the break and 186-205 (48%) ATS after. History suggests the Thunder are due for regression. John Ewing

Sharp Action Report

In Friday primetime and on national television, this game should have no trouble drawing a nice crowd of bettors. And to this point, most of those bettors haven’t had much trouble picking a side.

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