NBA odds handicappers still see Denver as a playoff contender but also a team that is no longer of a serious championship run with the NBA betting line.
The Denver Nuggets will host the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night with a starting time of 9 PM ET. This inter-conference matchup has major playoff implications for Denver and Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on it so be sure and have your account open and ready for action.
Denver had a basketball betting online record of 37-27 straight up and 30-31-3against the spread and was still very much in position for a Western Conference playoff spot. The Nuggets were 16-15-2 against the spread at home and were 17-15-1 over the total as a host.
Denver responded well to the Carmelo Anthony trade as they paid out in 6 of their first 7 games after the deal with the New York Knicks. Denver was still the top ranked offensive team in the NBA as they were averaging 107.2 points per game while the defense was a drag and ranked 23rd in the NBA as it was allowing 104 points per game.
Nene took over the scoring lead for Denver with just 15 points per game as it is likely that the Nuggets won’t be the leader in team scoring for much longer. Nene was also a betting basketball asset on the board as he led Denver in rebounding with 7.3 per game.
This is the second meeting of the season between these two teams. Denver scored a 109-100 payout at Detroit on January 26 as the game went over the total. The Nuggets snapped a 6 game losing streak against the spread in this head to head series with the cover. The last 4 games between these two teams have gone over the total.
Detroit has dominated this head to head series with 15 payouts in the last 20 games with Denver. Detroit has beaten the NBA odds in 12 of their last 16 visits to Denver and has paid out in 4 consecutive games on the Nuggets home floor. The two teams have gone under the total in 6 of their last 8 games at Denver.