Denver Nuggets aim lead extension

Denver Nuggets aim lead extension

The Denver Nuggets is looking to add more wins as they go against the Philadelphia 76ers. Although the Nuggets is already secured of their spot in the playoffs, they are still aiming to widen their lead in their standings. They are actually in a winning run, so they have the good momentum coming in this game. As for the 76ers, they are also secured of a spot in the playoffs. However, they have yet to secure their spot in the playoffs, which is why they want to win their remaining matches. Additionally, they are currently in a losing skid, a record they want to end. This match is hosted by the Nuggets on March 28, 2023, at 9:30 AM (GMT+8).

This will be the second time that these two teams will meet in the regular season. During their previous meeting, it was the visitors who had the victory, in a score of 126-119. Moreover, during their last 10 meetings, these two teams have split their results. This in an interconference meeting, as the hosts is from the West, and the visitors is from the East. The hosts have already secured the top spot in the West, winning 50 of their 74 games. Meanwhile, the visitors are also qualified in the playoffs, but their place is unsure yet. They are currently the third in the East, winning 49 of their 74 games.

Denver Nuggets

NBA: Nikola Jokic
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The Nuggets are looking to widen their gap in the West, seeking to win for the fourth straight time in this match. Although the Nuggets is already secured of a spot in the playoffs, they want to keep their momentum. A good momentum at the stretch of the regular season will make it easier for them to go through the playoffs. They are actually coming from a surprise blowout win against the Bucks. This win gives them more confidence, considering the power the Bucks hold. Moreover, a win in this match gives the nuggets their fourth straight win, and their fifth in their last six matches. They are shooting well in the field, shooting over 50.9%, but only 75.6% in the free-throw line. The Nuggets are seventh in offense with 116.8 points per game, and 11th in defense, allowing 112.7 points.

Nikola Jokic continues to lead the Nuggets in points, rebounds, and assists. He is chipping in 24.9 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 9.9 assists, almost a triple-double average. However, it is unlucky that both Collin Gillespie, and Jack White are out in this game. Michael Porter Jr., on the other hand is listed as probable.

Philadelphia 76ers

NBA: Philadelphia 76ers
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While their opponents is on a winning run, it is the opposite for the 76ers, as they are currently in a losing run. They are coming into this game from a two-game losing streak, and are hoping to end that run. However, they might have a hard time in doing so, as they are not doing well on the road. If they can manage to win in this game, that will be their second win in their last five matches. On their last match, the Suns dominated them, losing with a score of 125-105. Their coach believes that the main reason why they lost in their previous match is because they were not able to move the ball well. They are the 14th in offense, having 115.2 points per game, but are at the third in defense, allowing just 110.5 points per game.

Joel Embiid and James Harden leads the 76ers, contributing 33.3 and 21.4 points apiece. However, Embiid is listed as probable, while Harden is listed as out, which is unfortunate for the 76ers. Aside from Embiid, Danuel House Jr., is also listed as questionable in this game.

Prediction:

Denver Nuggets
Total Under: 116.5
Odds: 0.90

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