[7:10 PM] Nuggets @ 76ers

Who will WIN this matchup?

Denver Nuggets (7-13)

@ Philadelphia 76ers (4-16)


The line for this game is Denver 4.5 points.

The Philadelphia 76ers put together a four-game home winning streak last month and looked poised to continue their ascent with several more contests at the Wells Fargo Center bridging into December. Instead, the 76ers dropped their last five home games and will try to salvage the finale of a moisture-shortened three-game homestand when they host the Denver Nuggets on Monday.

Denver shooting guard Jamal Murray was named the Western Conference rookie of the month for October/November but is struggling to carry the momentum into December. The 19-year-old Kentucky product is 1-of-11 from the field in two games this month and committed three turnovers while going scoreless in 18 minutes on Saturday. Fellow shooting guard Will Barton, who sat out the last three games of November to rest an ankle injury, picked up the slack by totaling 37 points on 15-of-31 shooting in the last two contests.

Center Joel Embiid is the rookie getting most of the headlines, but rookie forward Dario Saric is also starting to emerge for Philadelphia. Saric matched a season high with 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting against the Celtics and added 12 rebounds for his third double-double.

76ers SF Robert Covington (knee) sat out Saturday and is day-to-day along with PG Jerryd Bayless (wrist).

Nuggets SF Wilson Chandler is averaging 23.6 points on 51.6 percent shooting in the last five games.

Denver took the two meetings last season by a combined four points.


StreakSmarts Pick: Denver Nuggets

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick