Canadian basketball fans will be treated to some prime NBA action on Wednesday evening as several Canadian players take the court. The Denver Nuggets, led by Jamal Murray, will visit the Oklahoma City Thunder where Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Luguentz Dort will be showcasing their skills.
Both teams are currently vying for the top spot in the Western Conference, with the Timberwolves narrowly ahead of them. The Thunder recently suffered a loss to the Timberwolves, causing them to slip from their top conference ranking. Meanwhile, the Nuggets are coming off back-to-back victories against the Sixers and Bucks and have won four of their last five games.
This game will be the fourth and final regular-season meeting between the two teams, with Denver currently leading the series after capturing the first meeting but losing the next two clashes in their home court against Oklahoma City.
Murray of the Nuggets recently showcased an outstanding performance, finishing with 35 points, five assists, and two steals in the game against the Bucks. This month, Murray has been averaging 24.1 points, 6.9 assists, and 3.7 rebounds while shooting 49.0% from the field and 36.5% from three. He also has an impressive track record of scoring 25+ points in six games and 20+ points in all but three games of his January performances.
On the other side, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, one of OKC’s star players, has been putting up an MVP-worthy season with an average of 31.3 points per game while shooting an impressive 54.7% from the field. Additionally, he was named a Western Conference All-Star starter for his efforts. However, the Thunder team has injury concerns ahead of the game, with multiple players listed as questionable or out.
As for betting trends, the under has been dominant in both teams’ recent games, and the Nuggets have been struggling with the spread in their last few games. Ultimately, this game could be tricky for bettors to handicap due to injury concerns, but given the teams’ recent trends, betting on the under at 227 points may be a safe play. Additionally, looking at player prop bets, considering Jokic’s three-point shooting performance could also be a promising wager to consider.