The Nuggets and Nets are set to face off at 7:30 ET on NBA. The Nets will host the game at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The Nuggets come into this non-conference matchup as the betting favorite. If you’re interested, you can bet this game at DraftKings. The over/under line currently sits at 230.5 points.
Denver Nuggets Preview
Over the Nuggets’ last five games, they are 4-1 and come in with an overall record of 19-10. The Nuggets have a 8-8 record on the road this season, compared to their 11-2 record when playing at home.
Denver’s ATS record sits below .500 (13-15). As the favorite this season, Denver is 12-13 vs. the spread while going 1-2 as the underdog.
In their most recent game, the Nuggets’ offense tallied 113 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 115.2 points per game. Nikola Jokic is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 26.5 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Michael Porter Jr. brings a PPG average of 16.3 into the game.
This season, the Nuggets defense has been impressive, holding the 4 position in the league while permitting an average of 110.3 points per contest.
On two point field goal attempts, the Nuggets’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 52.2% and allowing 35.7% from beyond the arc.
Brooklyn Nets Preview
Facing the Nuggets, the Nets currently hold an overall record of 13-14 and aim to end their four game losing streak. Currently, in the Eastern Conference, the team is ranked 9th, and they are 4th in the Atlantic division.
Brooklyn has an ATS record of 17-9 for this season, which includes their current four game losing streak against the spread. Brooklyn has gone 8-2 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 9-7 when playing as underdogs.
In their most recent game, the Nets’ offense concluded with only 102 points against the Knicks. Throughout the game, they made 15/47 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 36.6%. The team’s scoring leader is Mikal Bridges, who holds an average of 21.7 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Cam Thomas is averaging 24.1 points per game this season.
On defense, Nets is currently around the league average in points allowed, giving up an average of 115.3 points per game.
In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Nets defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 52.0% while allowing 36.8% from downtown.
The Nuggets and Nets did not have any head-to-head matchups last season. But over the last three times playing each other, the Nuggets have a record of 2-1. The Nuggets also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 225 points per game leading to an over/under record of 1-2. The last three times, the Nuggets have matched up against the Nets on the road, they are 2-1 vs. the spread.
How to Bet Nets vs. Nuggets in New York
For a pick on the point-spread in this Nuggets vs. Nets matchup, our bet is to grab the Nets at +4.5. Even though our projections have the Nuggets winning 109-107, we see the Nets as the play on the point-spread. Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 230.5 and given that our model is projecting 216 points between the teams, we like the under.
- SportsBettingNY ATS Prediction: Nets +4.5
- SportsBettingNY OU Prediction: Under 230.5