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NBA Game Preview - Nets underdogs vs Nuggets at Brooklyn

Denver NuggetsBrooklyn Nets
10-6December 03, 2013, 07:30 | Barclays Center5-12

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Brooklyn and Denver on Tuesday, with the host Nets trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

Brooklyn battles the Nuggets, currently with a 10-6 mark (9-7 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 9-7-1 for the Nets and 9-7 for the Nuggets. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Denver Nuggets vs Brooklyn Nets Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Nuggets before tip-off in this one found them as -2-point favorites earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 205 at TopBet.

This game matches up the No. 26 (Nets) and the No. 12 (Nuggets) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 96-88 result in favor of the Nuggets is predicted by handicapping models.

Denver won its last outing, a 112-98 result against the Raptors on December 1. The Nuggets covered in that game as a 2-point underdog, while the 210 combined points took the game OVER the total. Nate Robinson scored 23 points leading the Nuggets to a 112-98 victory over Toronto at Air Canada Centre on Sunday.

The Nets were a 97-88 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Grizzlies. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (185) made winners of UNDER bettors. Brooklyn got 26 points from Joe Johnson en route to a 97-88 victory over Memphis on Saturday at FedExForum.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Nuggets rank No. 5 in the league with 45.5 per game. That compares with Brooklyn’s No. 19 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Brooklyn is the NBA’s No. 22-ranked team at 6.71 per game, while the Nuggets rate No. 9 with 8.19 per contest.

Next up:
Denver at Cleveland, Wednesday, December 4th
Brooklyn home to New York, Thursday, December 5th