76ers vs Nuggets Pick and Betting Preview: The Denver Nuggets will be taking on the Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia 76ers at home in the Ball Arena on Tuesday, March 30. The Sixers are 32-14, and the Nuggets are sitting in fifth place in the Western Conference with a record of 28-18.
In their first matchup this year, the Nuggets beat the Sixers 115-103 in January. Can the Nuggets do it again, or will the Sixers be victorious this time around?
Inside the Sixers
In the month of March, the Sixers have been one of the best teams winning 10 out of 12 games to put them at the top of the Eastern Conference. They only lead the Eastern Conference by a game over the Nets, who is a powerhouse team.
The Sixers are missing their star Center Joel Embiid who is said to be out until early April. Embiid is leading the team in points per game and rebounds with 29.9 points and 11.5 rebounds. He also has an incredible field goal percentage of 52.5%.
In Embiid’s absence, Tobias Harris has become a leader for the Sixers. In their loss to the LA Clippers on Saturday, Harris put up 29 points, seven rebounds, and six assists with a field goal percentage of 68.4%.
On the season, Harris is averaging 20.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 3.7 assists. The Sixers also recently picked up 34-year-old guard Goerge Hill who is out till April as well.
Ben Simmons (PG), Seth Curry (SG), Danny Green (SF), Tobias Harris (PF), and Dwight Howard (C).
Aaron Gordon’s Debut
The Denver Nuggets have won 10 of their last 13 games, with Nikola Jokic leading the way. The Nuggets made a great move during the trade deadline when they traded Gary Harris, and RJ Hampton plus draft picks for Aaron Gordon from the Orlando Magic.
They also acquired Javale McGee from the Cavs for Isaiah Hartenstein. The Nuggets won their first game on Saturday against the Hawks 126-103 with their newly acquired power forward. Gordon meshed well with the team putting up 13 points, two rebounds, one assist, and one steal.
JayMychal green was the Nugget’s top scorer on Saturday with 20 points, 5.4 rebounds, and shot 40.2%.
Jamal Murray (PG), Will Barton (SG), Michael Porter Jr. (SF), Aaron Gordon (PF), and Nikola Jokic (C).
- 76ers are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following an ATS loss
- 76ers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four games playing on two days rest
- 76ers are 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game
- 76ers are 12-2 ATS in their last 14 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game
- 6ers are 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall
- Nuggets are 9-13 at home ATS
76ers vs Nuggets Pick
The 76ers have done better than any other team in the NBA this month, and they are missing their best player Joel Embiid. The Sixers have proved that they have a deep roster and how their offense can still produce solid winning numbers without the star center.
The Denver Nuggets are also a deep, well-balanced team that got even deeper with the addition of Aaron Gordon. Even though Gordon performed well in his first game, it will take several games for Gordon to be fully integrated into the squad.
Ben Simmons and the Sixers are coming off a loss and have been very good against the spread and money line after taking a loss. I would take Philadelphia against the spread for Tuesday’s game.
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