Check out our free Nuggets vs Nets pick and preview for this NBA game in Brooklyn. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Nuggets vs Nets NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Denver Nuggets at Brooklyn Nets
- Where: Brooklyn at Barclays Center
- Date: Sunday, March 19th
- Betting Odds BKN +1.5, DEN -128 | BKN +106 O/U nan
The Nuggets come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 47-24. So far, the team has gone 37-33-1 against the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 1-2. Denver is 1-2 vs the spread in these matchups.
Not only did the Nuggets drop their last game to the Knicks. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 116-110 as 1 point underdogs. Denver let an opportunity for a win slip away as they held a lead going into the 2nd half of action. Leading the team in scoring was Jamal Murray, as he contributed 25 points while hitting 64.3% of his shots.
The Nets come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 39-31. So far, the team has gone 37-32-1 against the spread. Against the Nuggets, the Nets are looking to break out of a 2 game losing streak. These defeats have come on an average scoring differential of -9.5 points per contest.
The Nets are coming off a dissappointing 101-96 loss to the Kings. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 3 points. In the loss, Brooklyn got off to a slow start, trailing by 13 points going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Mikal Bridges, as he contributed 23 points while hitting 41.2% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Nets picked up the win 122-120 win over the Nuggets. Heading into the game, Brooklyn was the 9.0 point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Nuggets averaged 124.0 points per game vs Brooklyn, which was an increase over their season-long average. While the Nuggets saw a boost in scoring, the Nets averaged 111.0 points per contest in head-to-head meeting vs Denver. This figure was similar to season-long average. Through the last 5 matchups between the teams, Brooklyn has an ATS mark of 3-2. But, looking at the scoring margin in these games, an average of just 2 points per game separates the teams. Over the course of these games, they averaged 238 points per game, leading a 5-0 over-under record.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
The Nuggets come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 116.8 points per game (7th). Coming into today’s game, the Nuggets will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 12.1 made 3’s per game. Denver appears to be a candidate to have some offensive regression as not only are they a below average outside shooting unit, but they are generating free-throws at a rate below the NBA average.
Defensively, Denver has had its problems giving up an average of 110.41 points per game (14th).
Center Nikola Jokic currently leads the Nuggets at 24.8 points per game. For the season, he is 48th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 17.4% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Jokic is averaging 11.8 boards and 9.9 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 15th ranked defense at defending centers. Jamal Murray enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 57 games, he is averaging 20.0 and is 81st in the league in player efficiency rating.
Through 70 games, the Nets are averaging 113.5 points per contest, placing them 19th in the NBA. The Nets come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.8 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.
Against the Nuggets, the Nets will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 18th in points allowed.
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 71 games, Bridges is 62nd in the NBA at 19.1 points per game. So far, him and Dinwiddie have accounted for 33% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 36.900000000000006 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Spencer Dinwiddie is grabbing 3.3 rebounds for Brooklyn to go along with 5.8 assists.
Nuggets vs Nets Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Nuggets -1.5
- Free Total Prediction: Under nan