Pointspread favors Nuggets in battle with Nets
Brooklyn Nets vs Denver Nuggets Odds
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).
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.
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
Brooklyn at Utah, Saturday, March 30
Denver at Utah, Wednesday, April 3