Denver Nuggets vs Philadelphia 76ers NBA Pick – March 14

The NBA is set up with another great slate of action throughout March 14. Nine games are up on the board throughout Monday night. One of these games will be between the Denver Nuggets and the Philadelphia 76ers. These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. This game will tip off at around 7:30 PM Eastern time on ESPN.

Denver has earned a record of 40-28 throughout this season, which has them sitting in sixth place of the Western Conference. The Nuggets have lost back to back games and will look to get back on track in this one. Denver is a game and a half back on the fifth seed. The Nuggets will look for a fast start on the road in this one.

The 76ers have put up a record of 41-25 so far this season, which has them in second place of the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia is coming off a win in their last game, but have lost two of their last four. The 76ers are two and a half games back on the top seeded Miami Heat. Philadelphia will look to earn a big win at home in this one.

These two teams have been strong throughout this season and are right in the middle of the playoff race. The Nuggets have struggled a bit throughout their last few games entering this one. Philadelphia is coming off a game on Sunday and will look to avoid a slow start. If either team can come out fast in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of BetOnline:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
Denver Nuggets +1 ½ (-105) +105 Over 222 (-110)
Philadelphia 76ers -1 ½ (-115) -125 Under 222 (-110)

 

Team Data Denver Nuggets Philadelphia 76ers
Overall Record 40-28 41-25
Away/ Home Record 20-15 19-14
PPG 111.1 108.5
PPG Away/ Home 108.9 108.6
PAPG 108.5 106.6
PAPG Away/ Home 107.5 106.6

Betting Trends

Denver Nuggets

  • 29-37 ATS this season
  • 11-12 ATS as an underdog
  • 16-17 ATS in road games
  • 2-5 ATS in March
  • 5-2 ATS against Atlantic division
  • 11-11 ATS after a non-Conference game
  • 5-8 ATS after an upset loss as a favorite
  • 6-9 ATS after a loss by 10 or more points
  • 11-17 ATS against team with winning record

Philadelphia 76ers

  • 32-34 ATS this season
  • 20-22 ATS as a favorite
  • 13-20 ATS in home games
  • 2-4 ATS in March
  • 3-4 ATS on back to back days
  • 4-5 ATS against Northwest division
  • 13-12 ATS in non-Conference matchup
  • 16-17 ATS against team with a winning record

These two teams met up once already this season on November 18 in Denver. Nikola Jokic put up 30 points and 10 rebounds, while Will Barton scored 19 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists. It was not enough for the Nuggets. Tyrese Maxey dropped 22 points, while Seth Curry added 20 points. Tobias Harris scored 17 points to help lead the 76ers to a 103-89 win on the road.

Field Goal Shooting

The Nuggets have been strong shooting the ball this season. Denver has made 47.6 percent of their shots from the field, which is 3rd in the NBA. The Nuggets have shot 35.1 percent from deep, which is 15th in the league. Denver has drained 79 percent of their shots from the free throw line, which is 9th in the NBA this season.

Philadelphia has been solid shooting the ball as well on the season. The 76ers have been shooting 46.1 percent from the field, which is 14th in the league. Philadelphia has made 35.7 percent of their shots from behind the arc, which is 10th in the NBA. The 76ers have drained 81.9 percent of their shots from the charity stripe, which is 1st in the league.

These two teams have been strong shooting the ball on the season, but the 76ers have been better on defense. Philadelphia has held their opponents to a 45.4 percent from the field, which is 13th in the NBA. Denver has allowed opposing teams to shoot 46.5 percent from the field, which is 22nd in the league. Both teams will look for their defenses to step up in this one.

Top Performers

Nikola Jokic has been the leader for Denver this season. Jokic has averaged 26.1 points, 13.8 rebounds and 8.1 assists per game. Will Barton is averaging 14.9 points per game, while Aaron Gordon has averaged 14.5 points and 5.7 rebounds. Monte Morris is averaging 13 points per game. Jeff Green has averaged 10.5 points to round out the lineup.

Joel Embiid has been great for the 76ers on the season. Embiid is averaging 29.8 points and 11.3 rebounds per game. James Harden has averaged 22.5 points, 10.2 assists and 7.9 rebounds per game. Tobias Harris has averaged 18 points per game. Tyrese Maxed rounds out this lineup, averaging 17.2 points per game.

These two teams have been led by their starts throughout this season. Harden and Embiid have been great together since joining after the All-Star break. Aaron Gordon is questionable to return in this one, which could hurt the Nuggets. Both teams will look for some players to step up early in this matchup as they look for a big win.

Pick Overview

These two teams have been strong throughout this season and will be looking for a big win in this one. The 76ers are coming off a win in Orlando on Sunday night and will look to avoid a slower start in this one. Denver has had the extra rest and will look to come out fast. If the Nuggets can come out faster in this one, I like their chances to potentially earn the win.

BetOnline has Philadelphia listed as a -2 ½ against the spread in this one. This gives a slight edge to the 76ers at home. I think that this line should be closer to even with the 76ers coming off an overtime game in Orlando and having the travel back in time for this one. Denver has been a strong team as well this season. I am taking the Nuggets with the points.

The Bet
Denver Nuggets +2.5
-105
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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