OKC VS DEN NBA Dream11 Basketball Prediction, Match Odds, Preview, Fantasy Team News
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Denver Nuggets
NBA Regular Season
OKC VS DEN MATCH PREVIEW:
Oklahoma City Thunder host Denver Nuggets in NBA action on Saturday morning (IST) at Chesapeake Energy Arena, in Oklahoma.
Thunder slipped down to 5th in Western Conference after losing a high-profile shootout against San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center who moved above them to fourth in the table. Both these teams are level on games with a record of 44-32, but Spurs have a better head-to-head record. But the teams are far from guaranteed a place in this season's playoff as Los Angeles Clippers are just three games away from them.
Now Thunder face Denver Nuggets in their next game, and it's a must-win game for Russell Westbrook and company as all the teams below them have games in hand, and could make the ground on them if they lose and all those teams win their respective matches.
Denver Nuggets, on the other hand, have 7 games to save their season. They are at 10th heading into this match and the gap between them and Utah Jazz at 8th is only two games. So they still have a chance to grab the all-important playoff spot. But the calculation is simple- Nuggets have to win.
Match Timing: Tomorrow, March 31, 05:30 AM IST
Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma
Form of the Team-
Oklahoma City Thunder–
Oklahoma City Thunder are left with no choice but to win this game against visitors Denver Nuggets. Despite losing three times in their last six games, the Thunder have been quite impressive in their last 10 games, winning seven and losing only three.
While their home form suggests that Nuggets are in for a difficult road trip as their hosts have been victorious in five of their last six games.
The Thunder are averaging 107.3 points and allowing 104 points against them. While their shooting accuracy from beyond the arc stands at 45.5 percent against 45.7 that the opposition are managing against at them.
The reigning MVP, Russell Westbrook, is once again leading the charge for Thunder this season. The 29-year-old point Guard is averaging 25.4 points, 9.7 rebounds and 10.2 assists per game in 2017-18.
Denver Nuggets are on a two-game losing streak and have split up their last 10 games. Considering only a handful of games are remaining in the regular season, the visitors are left with no choice but to go full Monty against their esteemed hosts.
As a team, Nuggets are averaging 109.7 points this season, against 108.5 points. While they are shooting at 47 percent against 48 percent that the opposition are managing against at them.
Last 10 Games –
Oklahoma City Thunder – W W W W W W L W L L
Denver Nuggets – W W LW L L W W L L
Oklahoma City Thunder – Win – 44, Loss – 32
Denver Nuggets – Win – 40, Loss – 35
Top Performer –
For Oklahoma City Thunder-
|Points Per Game||Russell Westbrook||25.4|
|Rebounds per Game||Russell Westbrook||9.7|
|Assists Per Game||Russell Westbrook||10.2|
For Denver Nuggets:
|Points Per Game||Nikola Jokic||17.8|
|Rebounds per Game||Nikola Jokic||10.5|
|Assists Per Game||Nikola Jokic||6.0|
OKC VS DEN TEAM NEWS:
Oklahoma City Thunder:
Twenty-year-old Shooting Guard Andre Roberson has had a surgery to repair a ruptured left patellar tendon and will miss the remainder of the season. There are no other fresh injury concerns.
Paul George (Forward), Carmelo Anthony (Forward), Steven Adams (Center), Russell Westbrook (Guard), Corey Brewer (Guard)
From the bench: Jerami Grant, Raymond Felton, Terrance Ferguson, Patrick Patterson, Alex Abrines
Tyler Lydon (Knee Injury), and Gary Harris (Knee Injury) have been ruled out from this match. So don't include either of these players in your team.
Wilson Chandler (Forward), Paul Millsap (Forward), Nikola Jokic (Center), Jamal Murray (Guard), Will Barton (Guard)
From the bench: Devin Harris, Torrey Craig, Trey Lyles, Mason Plumlee
Oklahoma City Thunder – Russell Westbrook, Paul George
Denver Nuggets – Paul Millsap, Nikola Jokic
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Oklahoma City Thunder are dropping deep down into the rot and desperately need a win to give themselves some momentum heading into the NBA playoff.
While Denver Nuggets have their own agenda as they need to win few matches on the trot to give themselves any chance of qualifying into the NBA playoffs.
But our prediction is a win for Oklahoma City Thunder in this match.
OKC VS DEN FANTASY TEAM:
The final team news and game-time decisions will be updated at around 12:30 am. Stay tuned to India Fantasy-
NOTE: THIS OKC VS DEN MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.