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Play Time: 10/14/2021 20:00
The Paycom Center will play host to a Thursday night NBA preseason battle between the Denver Nuggets and the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City Thunder squad has only played two preseason games so far and have lost both. On Sunday, Oklahoma City were torched for 48 points during the first quarter of a 130-110 road loss against Milwaukee Buck. Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 105 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 114 points on 48 percent shooting. They are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game.
Denver Nuggets have played three preseason games and lost all of them in the new season. Last time out, Denver went to overtime with visiting Minnesota before falling by a 114-112 final score. Denver Nuggets are averaging 107.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 110.8 points on 45.6 percent shooting. They are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 72.1 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game.
Neither team has looked sharp this preseason and has won a single game in the ongoing preseason. However, the Thunder’s squad is significantly younger and more inexperienced. Therefore, take the Denver Nuggets to win.
Denver Nuggets to win