At 7:30 ET, the 76ers (-179) will host the Nuggets (+148) in a non-conference matchup. Philadelphia is favored by 4.5 points, and the over/under line is 227 at Jazz Sports.

This game will be played at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and can be seen on TNT. The Nuggets come in with a record of 28-13 and are currently third in the Western Conference. Denver has won two straight games.

Will the Nuggets Secure A Victory as Road Underdogs?

As the Nuggets take on the 76ers today, they are looking to extend their win streak to three games. Denver is currently 3rd in the Western Conference with a record of 28-13.

In non-conference games, the Nuggets are 11-3 compared to 17-10 against the West. On the road, they are 11-9 this season.

Despite being the underdog in just three of their games, Denver has gone 1-2 straight-up in those games. Their ATS record as the underdog is 1-2, and they have lost three straight ATS on the road.

In their last game against the Pacers, the Nuggets won 117-109 as 10.5-point favorites. The O/U line for that game was 240, and their O/U record for the season is 16-24-1.

On average, Denver’s games have finished with 227.2 points, which is right in line with today’s O/U line of 227. So far this season, the Nuggets have an O/U record of 16-24-1.

The Nuggets are one of the most efficient teams in the NBA, ranking 4th in field goal percentage and 8th in true shooting percentage. However, they are only 22nd in three-pointers made and 29th in free throws made.

Denver’s offense is averaging 116.2 points per game this season, which is 13th in the league. On the road, they are scoring 111.6 points per game compared to 120.6 at home.

In terms of pace, the Nuggets are 28th in the NBA at 96.8 possessions per game. When it comes to assists, they are 2nd in the league with an average of 29.7 per game.

For the season, Denver is sitting 4th in terms of points allowed per game (111.0). It is worth noting they have given up a fewer number of points in two straight games. Inside the arc, the Nuggets defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 52.6% and 36.1% from three-point territory.

  • Aaron Gordon (Questionable) Heel
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Questionable) Back
  • Nikola Jokic (Questionable) Left Hip
  • Jamal Murray (Questionable) Leg
  • Vlatko Cancar (Out) Knee
  • Michael Porter Jr. (Questionable) Knee
  • Julian Strawther (Out) Knee

Can the Philadelphia Offense Score Enough at Home?

As the 76ers look to extend their win streak to three games, they are favored by 4.5 points over the Nuggets. This season, the 76ers have been favored in 29 of their 38 games and have gone 23-6 straight-up and 22-7 against the spread as the favorite.

Philly’s O/U record for the season is 22-16, and their games have averaged 231.4 points per game compared to today’s line of 227. This season, 76ers games have averaged an O/U line of 230.2.

In their last game, the 76ers defeated the Rockets by a score of 124-115. The O/U line for that game was 228.5, and Philly covered the spread as 8-point favorites.

In the Eastern Conference, the 76ers are currently in 3rd place with a record of 25-13. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 17-10 and 5-3 against other teams in the Atlantic Division.

So far this season, the 76ers have an ATS record of 26-12, including a mark of 15-6 at home. At home, they have an average scoring margin of +10.2 PPG. Today’s O/U line of 227 is lower than their season average of 230.2.

At home, the 76ers are averaging 120.2 points per game, which is 10th in the NBA. Overall, they are 6th in the league with 119.8 points per game. In terms of pace, Philadelphia is 13th at 99.2 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the 76ers are 13th in field goal percentage at 47%. From beyond the arc, they are 14th in three-point shooting at 37%. In terms of three-point attempts, Philadelphia is 22nd in the NBA.

So far, the 76ers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 57.9% of their games. In terms of assists, Philadelphia is 22nd in the league with 25.5 per game.

At this time, the 76ers’ defense is positioned 8th in the NBA, permitting 111.6 points per game. Inside the arc, the 76ers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 53.9% and 33.5% from three-point territory.

  • Robert Covington (Questionable) Illness
  • Mo Bamba (Questionable) Right Knee
  • De’Anthony Melton (Out) Back
  • Jaden Springer (Questionable) Ankle
  • Kenneth Lofton Jr. (Questionable) Shoulder

Nuggets vs. 76ers Pick

As the underdogs with a spread of +4.5, we recommend going with the Nuggets on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.

Pick: Take the Nuggets at +4.5

The Total

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 227 and given that our model is projecting 237 points between the teams, we like the over.

Pick: Go Over 227 points (-109)