76ers vs Nuggets prediction, odds, line, spread: 2023 NBA picks, Jan. 28 best bets from a proven model
The Denver Nuggets and Philadelphia 76ers meet for a game under the spotlight on Saturday afternoon. The Nuggets lead the Western Conference with a 34-15 record that includes 10 wins over the last 12 games. The Sixers are on a six-game winning streak, improving to 31-16 overall with an 18-7 record at the Wells Fargo Center, where this contest will take place. Joel Embiid (foot) is listed as questionable for Philadelphia. Jamal Murray (hip) and Bruce Brown (knee) are listed as doubtful for Denver, with Nikola Jokic (hamstring) and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (wrist) listed as likely.
Tipoff is at 3 p.m. ET in Philadelphia. Philadelphia is a 3.5-point home favorite, while the plus/minus, or total number of runs Vegas thinks it will score, is 232.5 in the latest Nuggets vs. 76ers odds at Caesars Sportsbook. Before you make any 76ers vs. Nuggets picks, you’ll want to see NBA predictions and betting tips from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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Now the model has set his sights on Sixers vs Nuggets and has just locked in his NBA picks and predictions. You can head over to SportsLine now to see the model choices. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Nuggets vs Sixers:
Nuggets vs. 76ers spread: 76ers -3.5Nuggets vs. 76ers over/under: 232.5 pointsNuggets vs. 76ers money line: 76ers -175, Nuggets +150DEN: Nuggets are 10-13 ATS in road gamesPHI: 76ers are 15 -9-1 ATS in home games Nuggets pick vs. 76ers: See the picks on SportsLine
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Why the Nuggets can cover
Denver’s offense is dynamic and efficient, with the Nuggets scoring over 1.17 points per possession. The Nuggets are No. 2 in the NBA in overall offensive efficiency and Denver is No. 3 in shooting efficiency. That includes 50.7% from the field and 56.9% from 2-point range, in addition to a league-leading 3-point mark of 39.5%. Denver is averaging nearly 29 assists per game, second in the league, and the Nuggets rank in the top eight in quick break points (16.7 per game) and points in the paint (54.8 per game).
The Nuggets are also strong on defense, giving up just 1.13 points per possession, and opponents are shooting just 34.7 percent from 3 points against Denver. The Nuggets have a big edge on the glass, getting 73.0% defensive rebounds, and Philadelphia is in the NBA’s bottom five with a 25.1% offensive rebound rate this season.
Why the 76ers can cover
Although Embiid have been beaten in recent days, the Sixers can count on the top-flight duo of James Harden and Tyrese Maxey. Harden is averaging 21.5 points, 11.1 assists and 6.4 rebounds per game while shooting 38.5 percent from 3 points this season. Maxey is averaging 21.3 points per game while shooting 40% from 3-pointers, and he has 59 points combined over the last two games.
Philadelphia is therefore dynamic on offense, with the 76ers averaging more than 1.15 points per possession to rank among the top five in the NBA in efficiency. Philadelphia is a stellar shooting team, making 48.2% of field goal attempts and 38.2% of 3-point attempts. Philadelphia is also the best free-throw team in the league, making 83% of attempts, and the 76ers are generating more than 24 attempts per game on the line. With encouraging ball safety and just 14.0 turnovers per game, the 76ers are very difficult for opposing defenses to contain.
How to make Nuggets vs 76ers picks
SportsLine’s model looks at the total, projecting that the teams combine for 241 points. The model also indicates that one side of the gap had all the value. You can only get the pick on SportsLine.
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