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76ers vs. Nuggets prediction, odds, line: 2022 NBA picks, March 14 best bets from model on 78-48 run

The Denver Nuggets (40-28) and the Philadelphia 76ers (41-25) face off on Monday evening. Denver rolls into this matchup on a two-game losing streak, falling to the Toronto Raptors on Saturday. Philadelphia has won two of its last three games, including 116-114 over the Orlando Magic on Sunday. The injury reports are relatively clean for both sides, though James Harden’s status is worth monitoring since he reportedly could take a game off for rest following Sunday’s overtime matchup. 

Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m. ET from Wells Fargo Center. Philadelphia is favored by two points in the latest Nuggets vs. 76ers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is 221.5. Before making any 76ers vs. Nuggets picks, you need to check out the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s advanced computer simulation model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 21 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 78-48 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $2,400. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Sixers vs. Nuggets, and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Now, here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Nuggets vs. Sixers:

  • Nuggets vs. 76ers spread: Philadelphia -2
  • Nuggets vs. 76ers over-under: 221.5 points
  • Nuggets vs. 76ers money line: Denver +120, Philadelphia -140
  • DEN: Nuggets are 4-0 ATS in their last four games as underdogs
  • PHI: 76ers are 5-1 ATS in their last six Monday games

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Why the 76ers can cover

Center Joel Embiid is one of the most dominant bigs in the NBA. He ranks first in the league in scoring (29.8), eighth in rebounds (11.3) and third in PER (31.33). The five-time All-Star has the skillset to score from anywhere on the floor. Embiid can bully opposing defenders in the paint but can also step back and knock down a 15-foot jumper. The Kansas product has scored at least 34 points in four of his last eight games. On Mar. 7 against the Chicago Bulls, Embiid had 43 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks.

Forward Tobias Harris provides another offensive threat in the frontcourt for Philadelphia. He averages 18 points, seven rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. The Tennessee product is a three-level scorer for the 76ers. He is shooting 35 percent from 3-point land. In his last game, Harris played fairly well. He finished with 26 points, nine rebounds, and went 3-for-5 from three, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 30 seconds left in overtime. 

Why the Nuggets can cover

Center Nikola Jokic is an all-around weapon for Denver. He is currently ninth in points (26.1), second in rebounds (13.8) and seventh in assists (8.1). The 2021 MVP consistently impacts the game in many different ways for the Nuggets. He has great court vision and is arguably the best passing big man in the league. On Mar. 7 against the Golden State Warriors, Jokic logged a triple-double. He finished with 32 points, 15 rebounds and 13 assists.

Forward Will Barton averages 14.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game. He is shooting 36 percent from downtown. Barton has scored at least 17 points in 23 games thus far. One of his best outings came on Feb. 24 against the Sacramento Kings. He had 31 points, five rebounds and went 3-for-6 from 3-point land. 

How to make Nuggets vs. 76ers picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting 233 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Sixers vs. Nuggets? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out. 

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