Free NBA Picks Today: Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder 10/22/22

Free NBA Picks Today: Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder 10/22/22
Sat 22nd October 2022

The Denver Nuggets (1-1, 0-0 Home) play host to the Oklahoma City Thunder (0-1, 0-1 Away) at Ball Arena on Saturday for their home opener. Oklahoma City lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves 115-108 at Target Center on Wednesday. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the way in the loss with 32 points and six rebounds.

Denver is playing the second of a back-to-back after triumphing yesterday at Chase Center, beating the Golden State Warriors 128-123. Nikola Jokic had a triple double with 26 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists to lead the team. Oklahoma City and Denver split their matchups last season, each team winning two games.

The Nuggets triumphed in the last meeting 113-107 at Ball Arena on March 26. Jokic led the Nuggets with 35 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists. Theo Maledon had 20 points in the losing effort. Jokic (26.5 ppg) has supplied much of the Nuggets’ offense. Jokic has also averaged 8.0 assists, 10th-most in the NBA, and 8.0 rebounds per game.

The Thunder were led last season by Gilgeous-Alexander, who averaged 24.5 points per game. Meanwhile, Josh Giddey contributed 7.8 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game. The Thunder are only 2-8 in their last 10 trips to Ball Arena.

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Denver Nuggets (-350)

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