Free NBA Picks Today: Denver Nuggets vs Philadelphia 76ers 3/27/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Denver Nuggets vs Philadelphia 76ers 3/27/23
Mon 27th March 2023

It figures to be a high-scoring affair when the Philadelphia 76ers (49-25, 23-14 Away) travel to face the Denver Nuggets (50-24, 31-6 Home) on Monday. Philadelphia was blown out by the Phoenix Suns 125-105 at Footprint Center on Saturday. Tyrese Maxey had a standout performance in defeat with 37 points and seven rebounds.

The 76ers are the third seed in the Eastern Conference. Denver won their third in a row in impressive fashion on Saturday at Ball Arena, beating the Milwaukee Bucks 129-106. Nikola Jokic had 31 points and 11 assists, carrying the team.

The Nuggets are the first seed in the Western Conference, three games ahead of the Memphis Grizzlies. This marks the last meeting of the season between the teams.

Philadelphia will be pursuing a season sweep against Denver after earning the win in the only previous matchup 126-119 at Wells Fargo Center on January 28. Joel Embiid led the 76ers with 47 points, 18 rebounds, and five assists.

Jokic had 24 points and nine assists in the losing effort. Embiid is averaging 33.3 points per game, best in the NBA, to lead the Sixers in scoring this season. Embiid also has grabbed 10.2 rebounds per game, seventh-most in the NBA.

Meanwhile, James Harden is dishing 10.8 assists.Jokic has supplied much of the Nuggets’ offense, averaging 24.9 points per game. Jokic has also filled the stat sheet with 11.8 rebounds and 9.9 assists per game, for which he ranks second and fourth in the league, respectively.

The Nuggets and the 76ers rank as two of the most potent offenses in the league, second and third in offensive efficiency, respectively. The teams have split their last 10 meetings at Ball Arena (5-5). Philadelphia is 7-3 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +10.4 (116.7-106.3). Denver has split the last 10 (5-5), scoring 114.8 points per game on average while holding opponents to 113.3 (+1.5 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Tyrese Maxey: 36.0 | 26.8 | +9.2
James Harden: 24.0 | 38.6 | -14.6
Points per game:
Tyrese Maxey: 26.4 | 20.4 | +6.0
James Harden: 5.0 | 21.4 | -16.4
Assists per game:
Joel Embiid: 5.4 | 4.2 | +1.2


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Thomas Bryant: 5.0 | 16.2 | -11.2
Points per game:
Aaron Gordon: 12.0 | 16.4 | -4.4
Rebounds per game:
Thomas Bryant: 1.5 | 5.8 | -4.3
Assists per game:
Jamal Murray: 8.2 | 6.2 | +2.1

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Denver Nuggets -7.5 (-105)

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