Denver Nuggets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: 1/19/2021 NBA Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 19, 2021

The Oklahoma City Thunder (6-6) visit the Denver Nuggets (6-7) after winning three straight road games. The Nuggets are favored by 9.5 points in the contest, which starts at 9:00 PM ET on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. The point total in the matchup is 220.

Betting Information

Nuggets vs Thunder Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Nuggets -9.5 -110 -110 220 -110 -110
Place a bet on Denver Nuggets or the Oklahoma City Thunder for Tuesday’s game.

Head to Head

Denver holds an 8-2 record in the last 10 head-to-head matchups against Oklahoma City. The Nuggets also have a 2-1 advantage against the spread when squaring off against the Thunder.

Nuggets vs Thunder in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
8/3/2020 Thunder Thunder -5.5 218 -223 182 Regular Season 121-113 DEN
2/21/2020 Thunder Thunder -1.5 216 -121 101 Regular Season 113-101 OKC
12/14/2019 Nuggets Nuggets -6 204.5 -250 205 Regular Season 110-102 DEN
3/29/2019 Thunder Regular Season 115-105 DEN
2/26/2019 Nuggets Regular Season 121-112 DEN
12/14/2018 Nuggets Regular Season 109-98 DEN
11/24/2018 Thunder Regular Season 105-98 DEN
3/30/2018 Thunder Regular Season 126-125 DEN
2/1/2018 Nuggets Regular Season 127-124 DEN
12/18/2017 Thunder Regular Season 95-94 OKC
  • 8/3/2020 DNP – Nuggets: Jamal Murray, Will Barton Thunder: Dennis Schroder
  • 12/14/2019 DNP – Nuggets: Paul Millsap
  • Nuggets Betting Information

    • Denver has covered in just four of 13 matchups this season.
    • The Nuggets have posted a losing record of 0-2 against the spread when the spread is -9.5 or higher.
    • Denver has been reliable for the over this season, combining with opponents to hit the total in 9 of 13 games for a 69.2% rate.
    Bet on the Denver Nuggets to win the NBA Championship.

    Thunder Betting Information

    • Oklahoma City has a winning record against the spread, going 7-5 ATS (covering 58.3% of the time).
    • In 6 out Oklahoma City’s 12 games this season, (50%) the teams have combined to hit the over.
    Bet on the Oklahoma City Thunder to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • The Nuggets and their opponents have scored at least 220 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 46 of 13 outings (353.8%) this season.
    • Oklahoma City and its opponents have combined to score more than 220 points in 41.7% of their matchups this season (five of 12 opportunities).
    • These two teams average a combined 221.4 points per game, 1.4 more points than the over/under of 220 set for this matchup.
    • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 4.6 more points per game (224.6) than this game’s total of 220 points.
    • The average point total in Nuggets games this season is 7.9 more points than the over/under of 220 in this matchup.
    • The average over/under in Thunder games this year is 1.9 fewer points than the point total of 220 in this outing.
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    Nuggets Leaders

    • The Nuggets points, rebounds and assists leader is Nikola Jokic. He puts up 25.0 points per game and adds 11.5 rebounds and 10.3 assists.
    • The Nuggets are led by Jamal Murray from beyond the arc. He makes 2.4 shots from deep per game.
    • Denver’s blocks leader is Isaiah Hartenstein, who records 0.8 per game. Jokic leads the team averaging 1.9 steals a game.

    Thunder Leaders

    • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has the top spot on the Thunder scoring and assist lists, tallying 21.6 points and 6.2 assists per game.
    • Darius Bazley’s 7.6 rebounds per game paces Oklahoma City’s rebounding effort. He also adds 10.4 points per game.
    • Luguentz Dort makes more threes per game than any other member of the Thunder, averaging 2.3 treys per game.
    • Nobody on Oklahoma City grabs more steals than Dort (1.1 per game) or blocks more shots than Aleksej Pokusevski (1.1 per game).
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