NBA Basketball Free Pick
Friday, February 21 at 5:00 p.m. PT
Denver Nuggets at Oklahoma City Thunder
Nuggets at Thunder: Both teams are playing their first game after the All-Star break. Denver won their only prior meeting, 110-102 at home in mid December.
Denver played well in the weeks leading up to the break, going 8-3 both SU and ATS. OKC was just as sharp, going 10-3 SU, 9-4 ATS.
This game has greater significance for the hosts who trail Denver by five games in the standings, tied for the sixth seed while Denver sits second.
Nikola Jokic has been playing his best ball of the season for the Nuggets and the team is regaining its health as both Paul Millsap and Jamal Murray have returned after each missed nearly a month. OKC has been one of the more pleasant surprises to date but with both teams fresh after more than a week off the edges lie with Denver and their better balance and greater depth. NUGGETS