Game Tonight: OKC Thunder vs Nuggets Odds, Starting Lineup, Injury Report, Predictions, for Nov. 3rd

Josh Giddey #3 of the OKC Thunder looks for an opening against the Denver Nuggets (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Josh Giddey #3 of the OKC Thunder looks for an opening against the Denver Nuggets (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /

The win streak has hit four in a row for the OKC Thunder as they prepare to extend it and simultaneously get some revenge for an earlier loss to the Denver Nuggets.

It’s also a chance for the NBA loving public to watch the team as there are only two games on the schedule this evening.

OKC Thunder vs Nuggets Odds, Spread, Over/Under

The latest odds have the Nuggets tagged as six point favorites. The over/under is 229 points. The money line is set at minus -225 for the Nuggets and plus +188 for the Thunder.

It’s also notable the Nuggets are 0-5 against the spread in their last five games versus the Thunder.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

Thunder Starting Lineup:

Josh Giddey made his return to the lineup versus the Magic allowing Mark Daigneault to utilize the four players he prefers in the starting rotation.

Given his penchant for rotating the big man any one of Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, Aleksej Pokusevski or another Thunder big could land in that spot.

We’re assuming it’ll be JRE in this match to counter the size of Nikola Jokic. There’s the possibility Daigneault starts both JRE and POKU like he did in the initial meeting between the clubs but we’re assuming Jalen Williams gets the nod now that he’s back too.

Thunder Injury Report

The only player on the OKC Thunder injury report is Chet Holmgren who’ll be out all season having suffered the Lisfranc fracture and subsequent surgery.

The Nuggets list is less certain with Bones Hyland (hip) and Ish Smith (calf) both questionable. Devon Reed (personal) was upgraded to probable. Collin Gillespie (leg surgery) is out indefinitely.

OKC Thunder vs. Nuggets Stats Comparison and Prediction

Reflecting back to the start of the season the OKC Thunder played their second match in Denver losing 117-122.

It was a typical MVP performance from Nikola Jokic who served up his second triple-double in three games with 19 points, 16 rebounds,  and13 assists.

Since that game the Nuggets have split their next four matches losing to the Blazers and one match versus the Lakers while also defeating the Lakers as well as the Jazz.

Overall, the Nuggets haven’t gotten out to the start they wanted and arrive in OKC very well rested having not played since Sunday (the loss to the Lakers).

As for the Thunder, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander continues his impressive season and will seek to lead his squad to the fifth consecutive win. In the initial game versus Denver he registered 28 points, seven assists, three rebounds and a steal but also coughed the ball up an uncharacteristic five times.

Josh Giddey served up a double-double in that loss of 19 points and 12 rebounds adding six assists, a steal and a block.

The Nuggets allow 117 points per game which ranks 24th. Denver allows opponents to shoot 47.7 percent from the field and 36.6 percent from the perimeter ranking 23rd in both categories.

On the offensive end of the floor Denver scores 114.1 points per game which ranks 13th and are highly efficient shooting 47.7 percent from the field  and 39.4 percent from the perimeter which ranks seventh and fourth respectively.

In comparison, the OKC Thunder are performing better defensively scoring 110.9 points per game  which ranks 12th. They allow opponents to shoot 46.1 percent from the field which is tied for 13th and they hold their foes to 32.4 percent from the perimeter ranking fifth overall.

Offensively, the Thunder score 112.9 per game which ranks 20th while they shoot  44.2 percent from the field and 29.5 percent from deep ranking 27th and 29th respectively.

The area where the Thunder are dominating is turnovers – – opponents score the fewest points off their turnovers (13.6) while OKC scores the most in the association off their opponents miscues (23.1)

I don’t like betting against a streak especially when it’s a team I have a bias toward 😉
however the issue is the Nuggets have been off for three full days preparing for this match and are coming off a loss to a team they likely feel they should’ve beaten.

Let’s call it a close battle and I’ll put it into the universe that OKC wins (but don’t be surprised if the Nuggets take this one).

Thunder 111 – Nuggets 110

What channel is the Thunder-Nuggets game on?

Per usual the game will be broadcast on Bally Sports Oklahoma or NBA League Pass and will also air on NBA TV.

Tip-Off is set for 8:00 p.m. EST (7:00 CT) from the Paycom Center in Oklahoma City.

OKC Thunder vs. Nuggets Live Stream

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Thunder Next Game and Schedule

One more game to finish the week after this match with the Thunder travelling to Milwaukee to face the unbeaten Bucks.

Next. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander wins Player of the Week honors. dark

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.