It’s been several months since Denver capped off the franchise’s first NBA title, which means it’s time for Nikola Jokic and company to try and repeat as champs.
Before the Nuggets kick off the 2023-24 regular season at Ball Arena against the Los Angeles Lakers on Oct. 24, BetColorado.com broke down how the franchise has fared during the opening month of the NBA regular season to aid your betting at Colorado sportsbooks.
While the first month of the NBA season may be short, it is an important few games to get off to a hot start. We utilized ChampsorChumps.us to find the records of every NBA team in October since 2017-2018. No games were played in October during the 2020-21 NBA season.
NBA Team Records in October Since 2017-18
Colorado betting apps list Boston and Milwaukee with the best NBA championship odds at +400. The Nuggets are third at +550.
Nuggets Among Best in October
The Nuggets have gone 20-12 (.625) in October over the last half-decade, which is good enough to land Denver the eighth-best record in the 30-team association during that timeframe. Overall, the Michael Malone-coached team ranks behind Boston and San Antonio, which are tied for seventh at 19-11 (.633) and ahead of Minnesota, which ranks ninth at 18-13 (.581). The league’s October standard-bearer is Milwaukee, which has gone 22-9 (.710), while the cellar dwellers are Houston, Orlando and Sacramento, with dueling 11-21 (.344) records.
Denver opens the season with home games against the L.A. Lakers (Oct. 24) and Utah (Oct. 30) interspersed with road games against Memphis (Oct. 27) and Oklahoma City (Oct. 29). Oddsmakers at Caesars Sportsbook Colorado list the Nuggets as a five-point favorite over the Lakers with a -205 moneyline.