Philadelphia 76ers vs Denver Nuggets (odds, prediction, and betting tips January 16)

Emmanuel Ifabiyi
By Emmanuel Ifabiyi

The reigning NBA champions, the Denver Nuggets, will be on the road to play the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Denver Nuggets and the Philadelphia 76ers are third in the Western and Eastern Conference, respectively. It’s a huge clash as two MVPs, Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid, will face off for the first time this season.


The Nuggets boast a commendable 28-13 record this season, securing victories in seven of their last ten games. This marks the initial encounter between the two teams in the current campaign. As the 76ers prepare for their second consecutive night of back-to-back games, they face the challenge of managing several injuries. Joel Embiid’s return leaves Philadelphia a more dangerous team, and they will surely give the Nuggets a fight. In their previous outing, the Denver Nuggets emerged triumphant with a 117-109 victory against the Indiana Pacers. Conversely, the Philadelphia 76ers succeeded in their most recent game, defeating the Houston Rockets with a scoreline of 124-115.

The game starts at 19:30 ET on Tuesday, 16 January 2024. The game time by GMT is 00:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 17. The match venue is Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Betting tips and match predictions for the Nuggets vs 76ers (January 16) game are available in this article. The latest betting odds, key stats, team news, and projected starting lineups are previewed below.

Denver Nuggets vs Philadelphia 76ers latest odds on betting sites

The 76ers’ moneyline odds are priced at 1.54 (-185 American), while the Nuggets’ moneyline odds are priced at 2.50 (+150). 


76ers -4.0: 1.91 (-110)

Nuggets +4.0: 1.9 (-110)


Over 227.0: 1.91 (-110)

Under 227.0: 1.91 (-110)

Philadelphia 76ers vs Denver Nuggets last game results

76ers cruised past the Rockets

  • The Philadelphia 76ers’ star center, Joel Embiid, made a triumphant comeback from his most recent injury, delivering an outstanding performance by scoring 41 points and securing 10 rebounds. His remarkable contribution was pivotal in propelling the Philadelphia 76ers to a 124-115 triumph over the Houston Rockets, extending their winning streak to two games.
  • In addition to Embiid’s stellar display, Tyrese Maxey showcased his skills with 27 points and seven assists, significantly contributing to the team’s success against the Rockets.
  • Patrick Beverly made a noteworthy impact off the bench, contributing 11 crucial points, while Tobias Harris added 10 points to the team effort. 

Team statistics: 40/83 (48.2%) field goals, 15/31 (48.4%) 3-pointers, 29/34 (85.3%) free throws, 25 assists, 41 total rebounds, 4 blocks, 8 steals, 10 turnovers.

76ers team news: Robert Covington (knee) and De’Anthony Melton (back) are ruled out for this game, while Mo Bamba (knee), Kenneth Lofton Jr (shoulder), and Jaden Springer (ankle) are listed as questionable.

Nuggets edged the Pacers

  • Two-time MVP Nikola Jokic notched 25 points, 12 rebounds, and nine assists in a stellar performance, coming just one assist short of achieving his 13th triple-double of the season. This outstanding effort was crucial in guiding the Denver Nuggets to a 117-109 victory against the Indiana Pacers on Sunday.
  • Michael Porter Jr. and Jamal Murray scored 25 points each while contributing to the Nuggets’ success. The team displayed remarkable efficiency by shooting a season-high 64.8% from the field, with all five starters reaching double figures. Aaron Gordon added 20 points and 10 rebounds, further solidifying the Nuggets’ dominance. Impressively, the team now boasts a 17-4 home record for the season.
  • Jokic’s remarkable accuracy was highlighted by making 12 of his 13 field-goal attempts. His recent performance trend is notable, shooting an exceptional 81% (85 of 105) from the field in the past nine games, showcasing his consistent and outstanding contribution to the team’s success.

Team statistics: 46/71 (64.8%) field goals, 10/20 (50.0%) 3-pointers, 15/23 (65.2%) free throws, 31 assists, 40 total rebounds, 8 steals, 3 blocks, 21 turnovers.

Nuggets team news: Julian Strawther (knee) is out for the game, while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (back), Aaron Gordon (heel), Michael Porter Jr (knee), Jamal Murray (shin), Nikola Jokic (hip) are listed as questionable for the game

Nuggets vs 76ers H2H

The Denver Nuggets and the Philadelphia 76ers have faced off in 96 official NBA games. The 76ers have a slight advantage with 53 wins, while the Nuggets have won 43 times. They have broken the seasons head-to-head even in the last two years.

Philadelphia 76ers vs Denver Nuggets lineups and key players

Philadelphia 76ers projected starting lineup: 

Point guard: Tyrese Maxey

Shooting guard: Kelly Oubre Jr.

Small forward: Nicolas Batum

Power forward: Tobias Harris

Center: Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid, the Reigning MVP, undeniably stands as the cornerstone of his team, emerging as the unequivocal key player through his exceptional performance this season. Averaging an impressive 34.9 points per game, he leads the NBA in points per game. Additionally, his commanding presence on the boards, securing an average of 11 rebounds per game, demonstrating his dominance in the paint.

Denver Nuggets projected starting lineup: 

Point guard: Jamal Murray

Shooting guard: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Small forward: Aaron Gordon

Power forward: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Center: Nikola Jokic

Nikola Jokic, with his incredible season-long play, has established himself as the unquestionable leader of his team. Jokic is a dominant force on the glass, averaging 25.5 points and 11.8 rebounds per game. His incredible 9.3 assists per game are evidence of his extraordinary playmaking ability as a big man.

Nuggets vs 76ers predictions and betting tips

The 76ers take great satisfaction in their defensive abilities, which should be evident in big stops. The host club is ranked first in three-point defense, fifth in blocks, third in opponent effective field goal percentage (eFG%), and first in steals. 

Even though Denver defeated Indiana and New Orleans, they might not have the same luck at the Wells Fargo Center. Denver could have a tough fight against the 76ers, who lead the NBA in steals this season. Denver committed 21 turnovers against the Pacers in their last game. Here, the 76ers should prevail over the Nuggets.

The pick here is for the Philadelphia 76ers to win against the Denver Nuggets.

Betting prediction: Philadelphia 76ers to win

Odds: 1.54 (-185 American).