The Denver Nuggets is coming off a 105-102 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday afternoon. The Philadelphia 76ers, on the other hand, defeated Toronto Raptors 110-104 at home Sunday night in their last game.
Nuggets’ Last Game
The Nuggets trailed by 7-points with less than 3 minutes play left in the first half but took its first lead at 54-53 when Jamal Murray scored a 3-pointer. The Nets recovered in the third quarter and took a lead of 5-points going through fourth. It was one to one battle between the both teams but eventually Nets picked up a close win over the Nuggets in the final seconds as Jamal Murray missed a 3-point attempt at the buzzer.
Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets with 24 points, 11 rebounds and six assists. Jamal Murray scored 21 points and Jerami Grand had 15 points. Spencer Dinwiddie led the opponents with 24 points.
Sixers’ Previous Match
Philadelphia 76ers made a good start and took a lead of 5-points after one quarter against Raptors and then increased their lead to 15 at the half. Both teams have been pretty up and down with their scoring in the third quarter but Sixers again took a lead of 3-points. The Raptors recovered in the last quarter, but the Sixers had built enough of a lead to keep Toronto at bay for the rest of the game.
Tobias Harris led the Sixers with 26 points, Matisse Thybulle added 20 and Ben Simmons chipped in 16 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists. Kyle Lowry scored 26 points, and OG Anunoby added 19 points for the Raptors.
The 76ers is coming off a second win in a row and have registered six wins out of their last 7 games. The club are in good shape this season and are placed fourth in the Eastern Conference with a 17-7 win-loss record. The 76ers are poor in scoring offense but are superb in scoring defense, scored an average of 110.2 points per game and allowed 104 points per game.
The Nuggets are equally good this season and have registered 14 wins out of 21 played this season, but the club are struggling in recent weeks as Denver have lost 4 of their last 5 games. The Nuggets are bad in scoring offense but have the best scoring defense in the league, scored 106.5 points per game and allowed 101.9 points per game.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Denver Nuggets NBA Betting Tips
The home advantage, recent form, and players looking in good rhythm makes Philadelphia 76ers favorites for this clash against the Nuggets. One also cannot disregard the fact that Sixers are 12-0 at home this season. Philadelphia is expected to win this game here with a margin of four points.