Thunder Against the Spread | Cautiously Take OKC to Cover Against Denver

I’ll be honest: I’m not a big fan of a 3-point spread against a potential Western Conference juggernaut. While the Nuggets should be considered one of the favorites to come out of the West on top, they certainly haven’t been playing like it, and perhaps that’s why this spread is so close. Denver hasn’t done a great job at covering the spread all season, particularly on the road, and with OKC coming off a rough game on Monday, I think they are going to come out much more focused against the Nuggets.

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Oklahoma City Thunder | Game #18 Preview: Denver Nuggets

The Oklahoma City Thunder struggled to shoot the ball on Monday night against the New York Knicks, and Jalen Brunson scored a season-high 34 points, leading his team to a 129-119 victory over OKC. The Thunder gets another chance to play in front of the home crowd on Wednesday night as they host Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets.

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Thunder Against the Spread | Can OKC’s Streak Continue?

Oklahoma City has been almost perfect at covering the spread so far this season with a 6-1 record. Tonight’s matchup, however, is a little trickier to pick. On paper, the Nuggets are clearly a better team. Nikola Jokic is the reigning back-to-back MVP, Jamal Murray is back after a year off due to injury, and Michael Porter Jr. is an exciting young up-and-comer. Still, Denver is just a 6-point favorite, and that’s likely due to their lack of consistency so far. Meanwhile, OKC has been rolling with 4 straight wins. I feel like it’s a trap to expect the Thunder to keep winning, at least against a legitimate contender like Denver, so I’m going to have to take the Nuggets to cover the slim spread.

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Oklahoma City Thunder | Game 8 Preview: Denver Nuggets

Winners of four straight, the Oklahoma City Thunder (4-3) is one of the hottest teams in the league right now. For the first time since January 10, 2021, OKC is over .500, but that is in jeopardy tonight as the Thunder hosts the Denver Nuggets (4-3). The two teams met just 12 days ago in Denver, a 5-point decision in favor of the Nuggets.

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Oklahoma City Thunder | Preseason Game #1 Preview: Denver Nuggets

After an exciting offseason, the Oklahoma City Thunder are finally back in action tonight as they kick off the preseason on the road against the Denver Nuggets. The Thunder will be without highly-touted rookie Chet Holmgren, who suffered an ankle injury during a pro-am game over the summer, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is still dealing with a sprained right MCL, but OKC fans still have plenty to be excited about. While this will likely be another season more focused on development over winning, the Thunder has a healthy mix of a strong returning veteran core and a youthful bunch of new guys.

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Oklahoma City Thunder | Game #74: Denver Nuggets

The Oklahoma City Thunder is fresh off a 118-102 win against the Orlando Magic that a lot of Thunder fans view as a horrible mistake. At this point, OKC has been eliminated from the Playoffs, an expectation from day one, and so the goal should be finishing as low in the standings as possible in order to have a better chance at a top pick. That goal becomes much easier to attain when you play a clearly better team like the Thunder does tonight as they take on the Denver Nuggets on the road.

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Thunder Against the Spread | Seriously Lacking Faith in the Thunder

Based on how OKC has played lately, I have very little faith that they can cover a single-digit spread right now. Emotions aside, 7 points seems like a decent enough line to go either way, but again, I just don’t have the faith to take the Thunder in this one after getting blown out by 30 just a couple of days ago.

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Oklahoma City Thunder | Game #39 Preview: Denver Nuggets

The Oklahoma City Thunder is still searching for a win in 2022 after three straight losses to kick off the new year, and it might not happen for a while based on the upcoming schedule. The Thunder has 9 straight games against teams that are currently at least in position for the play-in tournament if not firmly cemented in a playoff spot, and the tough run begins tonight at home against the Denver Nuggets.

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OKC Thunder | Preseason Game #3 Preview: Nuggets

Tonight, the Thunder hosts the first of a back-to-back matchup with the Denver Nuggets. The Nuggets are also winless during the preseason at 0-3, but each loss has been by a single possession, by just a combined 5 points. I wouldn’t hope for a win from Oklahoma City tonight or tomorrow when the teams meet again at the BOK Center in Tulsa, but one thing we can always hope for is some highlights from the young guys.

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OKC Thunder | Game #34 Preview: Nuggets

The Oklahoma City Thunder is streaking—at least by their standards—after defeating the Atlanta Hawks 118-109 last night for a second straight win at home. OKC’s longest winning streak of the season is just 3, and they have a chance to match that tonight as they host division foe the Denver Nuggets.

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