The Denver Nuggets will be on the road Tuesday taking the court against the 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Denver will be looking to put an end to a two-game skid following a 105-102 loss against the Nets in Brooklyn on Sunday. The 76ers will be looking for a third consecutive win after beating the Toronto Raptors 110-104 at home their last time on the floor.
The Denver Nuggets are now 14-7 on the season following a 105-102 loss to the Nets in Brooklyn. Nikola Jokic was able to knock down 10 of 21 from the field to lead the Nuggets with 24 points. Jokic was able to pass the ball for a team-high six assists while pulling down 11 rebounds. Denver had three different players finish the game with at least 15 points.
The Nuggets have been good for an average of 106.5 points per game on the offensive end of the court while hitting 44.7 percent from the field. They have been able to pass the ball for an average of 26.0 assists per night while grabbing 46.2 rebounds. Defensively, they allow an average of 101.9 points per game to their opponents. Denver has been taking the ball away for 7.7 steals every time they are on the court to go along with 5.0 blocks. They will be looking to avoid a third consecutive loss.
The Philadelphia 76ers are now 17-7 following a 110-104 win at home against the Toronto Raptors. Tobias Harris was able to connect on 10 of 22 from the field to lead the Sixers with 26 points. Ben Simmons passed the ball for a team-high nine assists while grabbing 11 rebounds. Philadelphia had six players finish the game with a double-digit scoring night.
The 76ers have been able to put the ball in the net for an average of 110.2 points per game this season while shooting 47.8 from the field. Philly has passed the ball for an average of 27.0 assists per night with 46.2 rebounds. On the defensive end of the floor, Philadelphia gives up 104.0 points per night. The 76ers average 8.9 steals per game to go along with 5.8 blocks. They will be looking for a third consecutive win.
The 76ers will take the court as three and a half point favorites with the total sitting at 206 on the game. I’m liking the total going over in this one. Both teams are scoring more than 106 points per game and the Nuggets haven’t been as tough as usual on the defensive end of the court. The Nuggets are in need of a win and I think if they’re going to get one here it will have to be with offense. I like the total going over 206 in this one.
The trends don’t support this pick.