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Nets vs Nuggets NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Brooklyn Nets at Denver Nuggets
  • Where: Denver at Ball Arena
  • Date: Sunday, March 12th
  • Betting Odds DEN -9, BKN +302 | DEN -386 O/U 232.0

The Nets come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 38-29. So far, the team has gone 36-30-1 against the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 2-1. Brooklyn is 3-0 vs the spread in these matchups.

Brooklyn is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Timberwolves. With the 124-123 victory, they also covered the spread as 4 point underdogs. Brooklyn actually trailed the Timberwolves by 8 before putting themselves on top with a strong 3rd quarter performance. Going into the final period, the team led by 9. Leading the team in scoring was Mikal Bridges, as he contributed 34 points while hitting 54.2% of his shots.

So far, the Nuggets have put together an overall record of 46-21, while going 36-30-1 vs the spread. Denver will take the court having lost 2 straight games. On average, they have lost these games by -14.5 points per game.

In their previous game, the Nuggets were favored to win vs the Spurs. However, their 128-120 loss gave them both a straight up and ATS defeat. Denver was not able to make a comeback in this matchup, as they went into the half down by 1. Leading the team in scoring was Nikola Jokic, as he contributed 37 points while hitting 58.3% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

In their 2 wins over the Nets, the Nuggets won by scores of 124-118 and 118-104. Similar to their season-long average, the Nets averaged 111.0 points per game vs the Nuggets. On the other side, Denver saw an improvement in their scoring numbers when playing the Nets, as they averaged 124.0 points per game in these matchups. Although the Nets have the better ATS mark across the previous 5 head-head matchups at 3-2, the average scoring margin sits in favor of Denver, as they averaged 117 points per game while allowing 114. In these contests, they averaged a combined 231 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 4-1.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

This season, the Brooklyn offense is ranked 18th in the NBA in scoring at 113.7 points per game. The Nets come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.7 made 3’s per game. If the Brooklyn offense is going to improve, they would benefit from attacking the basket and generating looks at the line. So far, they are ranked just 25th in made free-throws per game.

Defensively, Brooklyn has had its problems giving up an average of 112.12 points per game (18th).

This season, the Nets offense has primarily worked through Mikal Bridges and Spencer Dinwiddie who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 68 games, Bridges is 64th in the NBA at 18.7 points per game. So far, him and Dinwiddie have accounted for 32% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 36.599999999999994 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Spencer Dinwiddie is grabbing 3.2 rebounds for Brooklyn to go along with 5.6 assists.

Through 67 games, Denver is the 7th best scoring team at 116.9 points per game. So far, the Nuggets are averaging 98.3 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. So far, the team’s deliberate style of play has not slowed down the offense, as they have been particularly effective inside the arc, ranking 6th in made 2-point field goals per game.

Against the Nets, the Nuggets will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 14th in points allowed.

This season, the Nuggets offense has primarily worked through Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 59 games, Jokic is 24th in the NBA at 24.5 points per game. So far, him and Murray have accounted for 36% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 44.7 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Jamal Murray is grabbing 4.0 rebounds for Denver to go along with 6.0 assists.

Nets vs Nuggets Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Nuggets -9
  • Free Total Prediction: Under 232.0