Reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets play host to the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday, November 18 at Ball Arena in Denver, Colo. Denver is 9-5 overall and 7-1 at home, while Philadelphia is 8-7 overall and 4-3 on the road. Both teams will be short-handed on Thursday night. For Denver, Michael Porter Jr. (back) and Zeke Nnaji (ankle) have both already been ruled out, and Will Barton (back) and Bones Hyland (ankle) are each questionable. For Philadelphia, Joel Embiid (COVID protocols) will once again be out, and he will be joined by Matisse Thybulle (COVID protocols), Danny Green (hamstring), and Ben Simmons (personal).
Tip-off is at 9 p.m. ET. The Nuggets are favored by 7.5 points in the latest Nuggets vs. 76ers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 209. Before making any 76ers vs. Nuggets picks, you need to check out the NBA predictions and betting advice from the model at SportsLine.
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Now, the model has locked in on Nuggets vs. 76ers and just revealed its prediction and NBA best bets. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Nuggets vs. 76ers:
- Nuggets vs. 76ers spread: Nuggets -7.5
- Nuggets vs. 76ers over-under: 209 points
- Nuggets vs. 76ers moneyline: Denver -320, Philadelphia +250
What you need to know about the Nuggets
The Nuggets came up short against the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, falling 111-101. Center Nikola Jokic put forth a good effort for the losing side as he dropped a double-double on 35 points and 16 boards in addition to six assists.
Jokic is off to another hot start this year, and is actually on pace to have a better season statistically than his MVP campaign in 2020-21. Without Embiid on the floor, the three-time NBA All-Star could dominate. Denver owns one of the best home court advantages in the NBA, as evident by their 7-1 record at Ball Arena this season. The Nuggets could be without second-leading scorer Will Barton (16.4 points per game), who is nursing a back injury and will be a game-time decision. Denver has won five of its last six games.
What you need to know about the 76ers
Meanwhile,’s it’s hard to picture a worse loss than the 120-85 bruising that Philadelphia suffered against the Utah Jazz on Tuesday. Philadelphia was down 97-66 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. Small forward Furkan Korkmaz wasn’t much of a difference maker for Philadelphia; Korkmaz finished with only six points on 2-for-12 shooting in his 34 minutes on the court.
The Sixers have dropped five straight games, and without Embiid in their lineup, that streak may be hard to break. Philadelphia does have six other players averaging double-digit points per game, but there is no denying that its offense runs through the four-time All-Star center. One of the 76ers biggest issues during their losing streak has been their play on the defensive end. In the five losses, Philadelphia has given up an average of 114.8 points per game.
How to make Nuggets vs. 76ers picks
The model has simulated Nuggets vs. 76ers 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning under on the point total, and it also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only see the model’s Sixers vs. Nuggets pick at SportsLine.
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