Oklahoma City Thunder vs Denver Nuggets Predictions, Odds, Picks
- The Oklahoma City Thunder are seeking their 20th win of the season!
- The Denver Nuggets look to push their win streak to 7 in a row.
- The Thunder and Nuggets have split the season series so far, 1-1.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Denver Nuggets Odds
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OKC Thunder vs Denver Nuggets Pick
The Oklahoma City Thunder are a stronger team than they look on paper, but their depth fails them. Denver’s win streak suggests they have the form take another win, but it’s the efficiency of their offense that will seal the deal.
Denver Nuggets def. Oklahoma City Thunder
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Head-to-Head: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Denver Nuggets
|Oklahoma City Thunder ||Head-to-Head||Denver Nuggets |
|Mark Daigneault||Head Coach||Michael Malone|
|19-42 (14th in West)||Standing||36-25 (6th in West)|
|103.0 (30th of 30)||Off Rtg||112.9 (8th of 30)|
|110.0 (12th of 30)||Def Rtg||109.9 (11th of 30)|
|98.2 (16th of 30)||Pace||97.5 (21st of 30)|
Leaders (Per Game)
|S. Gilgeous-Alexander (23.5)||PPG||N. Jokic (25.5)|
|J. Giddey (7.8)||RPG||N. Jokic (13.8)|
|J. Giddey (6.4)||APG||N. Jokic (8.0)|
|S. Gilgeous-Alexander (1.2)||SPG||N. Jokic (1.4)|
|D. Bazely (1.1)||BPG||N. Jokic (0.7)|
|D. Favors (.516)/S. Gilgeous-Alexander (8.1)||FG%/FGM||N. Jokic (.567)/N. Jokic (9.7)|
|M. Muscala (.429)/L. Dort (2.5)||3P%/3PM||Z. Nnaji (.487)/W. Barton (2.2)|
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Injury Report OKC Thunder vs Nuggets
|Jeremiah Robson-Earl||Oklahoma City Thunder||4 Feb 2022||Out (Foot)||Robson-Earl is expected to miss at least 6 weeks with a fracture in his foot.|
|Mike Muscala||Oklahoma City Thunder||23 Feb 2022||Out (Ankle)||There is no timetable for Muscala’s return.|
|Josh Giddey||Oklahoma City Thunder||27 Feb 2022||Out (Hip)||There is no timetable for Giddey’s return.|
|Luguentz Dort||Oklahoma City Thunder||1 Mar 2022||Day to Day (Shoulder)||Dort was OUT for Oklahoma City’s Monday (Feb 28) game.|
|Ty Jerome||Oklahoma City Thunder||1 Mar 2022||Day to Day (Hip)||Jerome was OUT for Oklahoma City’s Monday (Feb 28) game.|
|Kenrich Williams||Oklahoma City Thunder||1 Mar 2022||Day to Day (Knee)||Williams was OUT for Oklahoma City’s Monday (Feb 28) game.|
|Jamal Murray||Denver Nuggets||22 Jul 2022||Out (Knee)||Murray is recovering from an ACL and there is no timetable for his return.|
|Vlatko Cancar||Denver Nuggets||7 Jan 2022||Out (Foot)||Cancar had surgery on his foot and will be out for 12 weeks.|
|Michael Porter Jr.||Denver Nuggets||27 Feb 2022||Out (Back)||Porter Jr. has been cleared for on-court action.|
|Zeke Nnaji||Denver Nuggets||1 Mar 2022||Day to Day (Knee)||Nnaji is listed as QUESTIONABLE for Denver’s Wednesday (Mar 2) game.|
How can the Thunder beat the Nuggets?
The Oklahoma City Thunder are lacking so many key contributors that it is hard to see a path to victory. If they hope to beat the Nuggets, they need to be competitive in the paint.
With few capable options available in the paint, Oklahoma City need to control the boards as a team. In their last game, a loss to the Sacramento Kings, the Thunder were outrebounded 46 to 38.
Without much strength in the paint, Oklahoma City need to overcome their weakness as a group. Entering as the fifth best rebounding team in the league, the Thunder must prove their ability even without many key players.
Thunder Key Player: (G) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Keeping Up With The Canadians 🇨🇦
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander | vs. Sacramento
— NBA Canada (@NBACanada) March 1, 2022
The Oklahoma City Thunder are severely undermanned, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has stepped up pick up the slack. The Canadian international was massive in his last game, but his teammates couldn’t support him.
Gilgeous-Alexander posted 37 points, 10 assists, and 7 rebounds in 32 minutes of play. He was hyper-efficient from the field, going 12 of 16 shooting the ball and nailing all 3 of his three-point field goals.
The Thunder need Gilgeous-Alexander’s production, but it is playmaking that will keep them competitive as a team. With the focus on him, his playmaking will need to be stellar.
How can the Nuggets beat the Thunder?
The Denver Nuggets have found great success this season due to their excellent passing game. When they face an energetic team like the Thunder, Denver need to control the pace of the game.
Owning one of the more methodical offences in the NBA, the Denver Nuggets don’t play at an incredible pace. Instead they choose efficiency, ranking 3rd overall in field goal percentage (47.5%) and 3rd overall in assists per game (27.2).
The Thunder will want to get out and run, so the Nuggets must control the pace of the game if they hope to come out with a victory. They cannot get complacent just because of the Thunder’s unavailable players.
Nuggets Key Player: (C) DeMarcus Cousins
Season high for DeMarcus Cousins tonight with 19 PTS🔥pic.twitter.com/9nplo3QphR
— Nuggets Nation (@NuggetsNationCP) February 28, 2022
The Denver Nuggets signed DeMarcus Cousins for the rest of the season and he rewarded them with stellar play in his last game. In a blowout victory, Cousins proved a capable backup to Jokic.
Denver’s backup center posted 19 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists in just 17 minutes of play. He was 7 of 10 from the field, while also converting on 2 of 3 three-point field goals.
With little interior presence to speak of, the Nuggets big man certainly has the odds in his favor. Any production he has that can spell Jokic is a win for Denver.
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How to Watch Oklahoma City Thunder vs Denver Nuggets
|Oklahoma City Thunder vs Denver Nuggets Information|
|Who||Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Denver Nuggets|
|Where||Ball Arena, Denver, Colorado|
|When||9:00 PM EST, March 2, 2022|
|How to Watch||Altitude, Bally Sports OK, NBA League Pass (Stream)|
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Christian Jope is a writer, social media strategist, and data analyst. A Queen’s University Alumni, Christian is an author and social media strategist with Raptors Cage, while also working closely with MLSE and Canada Basketball through community-driven events.
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