Denver Nuggets vs Brooklyn Nets Odds
A key NBA battle sees the visiting Nuggets travelling to Brooklyn Wednesday to face the Nets on Wednesday.
The Nets sport records of 30-22 and 23-27-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Nuggets sit at 33-20 and 32-21 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 22-30 for the Nets and 32-21 for the Nuggets. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Nets, currently No. 17 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Nuggets, who rate No. 5 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 103-99 victory for the Nuggets.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Brooklyn's No. 21-ranked offense (94.7 PPG) against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 24 at 101.2 PPG. The Nets have averaged 43.9% from the field per game, less than the Nuggets have managed so far this season (47.1% on average).
Defensively, the Nuggets feature the league's No. 23-rated defense on the road, giving up 102.9 points per game. Brooklyn, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 in the league in scoring at home.
The Nuggets were a 109-108 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Raptors. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (217) made winners of OVER bettors. Ty Lawson scored 29 points for Denver on Tuesday, but the Raptors managed a 109-108 victory over the Nuggets at Air Canada Centre.
The Nets were an 89-84 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Pacers. They covered the 9-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (173) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Nets got a 25-point performance from Brook Lopez as Brooklyn ran past Indianan 89-84 on Monday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 2-8
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2
Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 1-9
After playing Indiana are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Nuggets at Nets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Denver's last 9 games
Denver is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Brooklyn
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games when playing Brooklyn
Denver is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 6 games when playing Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Brooklyn's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Brooklyn's last 17 games when playing at home against Denver
Brooklyn is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Denver
Denver home to Boston, Tuesday, February 19
Brooklyn home to Milwaukee, Tuesday, February 19