Pointspread favors Nuggets in battle with Nets

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March 29, 9:00 PM | Pepsi Center

Brooklyn Nets vs Denver Nuggets Odds

42-29TEAM RECORD49-24

Pepsi Center will feature Nuggets vs. Nets action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

Denver battles the Nets, currently with a 42-29 mark (34-35-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 40-33 for the Nuggets and 34-37 for the Nets. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
The visitors opened this morning as 8-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 205 at BetOnline and other shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Nuggets, currently No. 5 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Nets, who rate No. 14 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 104-101 victory for the Nuggets.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Denver's No. 2-rated squad against Brooklyn's No. 10-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Denver rates No. 21 in the league with 6.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 9 with 7.7 per outing.

Defensively, the Nets feature the league's No. 3-rated defense on the road, giving up 94 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the league in scoring at home.

Brooklyn won its last outing, a 111-93 result against the Trail Blazers on March 27. The Nets covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog, while the 204 combined points took the game OVER the total. Portland was scorched by Brook Lopez for 28 points as the Nets defated the Trail Blazers 111-93 in NBA action on Wednesday.

Last time out for Denver, they were a 100-99 loser as they battled the Spurs on the road. The Nuggets covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog, while 199 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Denver got 21 points and 11 rebounds from JaVale McGee in a losing cause in a 100-99 loss to San Antonio on Wednesday at AT&T Center.

Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Utah are 6-4
After playing Portland are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Utah are 9-1
After playing San Antonio are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Nets at Nuggets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Brooklyn's last 7 games when playing Denver
Brooklyn is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 5 games
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Brooklyn
Denver is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games

Next up:
Brooklyn at Utah, Saturday, March 30
Denver at Utah, Wednesday, April 3