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Nuggets vs Nets Preview

Brooklyn NetsDenver Nuggets
26-29February 27, 2014, 10:30 | Pepsi Center25-31

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Brooklyn when they hit take on the Nuggets on Thursday in pro hoops betting action.

The Nuggets bring a 25-31 record (22-33-1 ATS) to the battle against the 26-29 Nets, who are 27-28 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Denver go 27-29 so far and the Nets go 28-25-2. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Nuggets as 2-point underdogs in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 203 earlier at GTbets.eu.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Nuggets rated this week at No. 26 and the Nets sitting at No. 11. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 92-91 result in favor of the Nuggets today.

Brooklyn lost its last outing, a 124-80 result against the Trail Blazers on February 26. The Nets failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point underdog, while the 204 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Brooklyn was run off the court by the Trail Blazers on Wednesday as Portland blasted them 124-80 at Moda Center.

Last time out for Denver, they were a 100-95 loser as they battled the Trail Blazers at home. The Nuggets failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point underdog, while 195 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Denver got 17 points from Randy Foye but lost anyway 100-95 against the Trail Blazers on Tuesday at Pepsi Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Denver's No. 5-rated squad against Brooklyn's No. 29-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Denver rates No. 9 in the league with 8.29 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 14 with 7.93 per outing.

Next up:
Brooklyn at Milwaukee, Saturday, March 1st
Denver at Portland, Saturday, March 1st