The Nuggets are a new team after trading for Aaron Gordon. They dominated the Atlanta Hawks in Gordon’s first game with Denver, but they have a tougher test with the 76ers on Tuesday.
Let’s take a deep dive into the different markets out there for Colorado sports bettors in our Nuggets vs. 76ers betting preview, complete with the best odds, picks, and predictions.
Nuggets vs. 76ers Betting Preview
Aaron Gordon only had to play 21 minutes in his debut with the Nuggets. Denver’s balanced scoring attack featured six different players in double figures, including all five starters.
The Sixers are entering Denver in the middle of a six-game road trip. They are 3-1 on this trip so far, with the only loss coming at the hands of the Clippers over the weekend.
Nuggets vs. 76ers Odds
Game lines courtesy of DraftKings Colorado:
- Spread: Nuggets -5 (-109) // 76ers +5 (-112)
- Moneyline: Nuggets -210 // 76ers +170
- Total: Over 220.5 (-112) // Under 220.5 (-109)
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Bets We Like With A Nuggets Win
Aaron Gordon Over 13.5 Points (-115)
Aaron Gordon nearly hit this number in 21 minutes during his debut. As he grows more comfortable with his new teammates and Mike Malone ups his minutes, he should have no problem dropping 14 points or more. The fact that he’s playing with a passer like Nikola Jokic should give Gordon a nice boost here as well.
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Bets We Like With A 76ers Win
Ben Simmons Over 7.5 Rebounds (-115)
Ben Simmons is the guy for Philadelphia while Joel Embiid recovers from an injury. Simmons has hit the over on this number in four of the seven games he’s played in since Embiid’s injury. With the 76ers shorthanded in the frontcourt, Simmons will need to be more physical on the boards.
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Bets We Like Regardless Of Outcome
Nikola Jokic Over 8.5 Assists (+110)
Nikola Jokic is the MVP frontrunner for a reason. Win, lose, or draw, Jokic always seems to show up for the Nuggets this season. He is averaging exactly 8.5 assists per game in 2020-21. The fact that you can grab this at plus-odds makes it a no-brainer pick. Jokic has reached this number in five of his last seven games.
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Nuggets vs. 76ers Prediction, Pick
We are going to ride the new-look Nuggets until the wheels fall off. With Aaron Gordon in the mix, giving Nikola Jokic another scoring option to pass to, the Nuggets are about to hit a new gear for the final stretch of this season.
Add in the fact that Philadelphia is going to be shorthanded without Embiid and that makes this one an easy pick. Take Denver laying the points. If you are worried about the Nuggets covering the spread, the moneyline is at a relatively reasonable number.
Pick: Nuggets -5