The Brooklyn Nets (13-10) travel to face off against the Denver Nuggets (16-9) on Thursday, December 14th. This game will be played at Ball Arena. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.
Nets vs Nuggets
The Nets Are Coming Off A Win
Cam Thomas scored 24 for Brooklyn against the Suns which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 46.1%. Mikal Bridges also contributed 21 points as the Nets won by a score of 116-112 vs. the Suns.
As of now, the Nets are 13-10 overall and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. In the Eastern Conference, they are currently in 8th place and are 4th in the Atlantic division.
Brooklyn currently has an ATS record of 17-5, placing them above .500 against the spread. The Nets are currently on a two game ATS win streak when they are the favorite, and they hold a 9-4 record against the spread as underdogs.
The Nuggets Are Coming Off A Win
The Nuggets’ most recent game versus the Bulls saw Reggie Jackson lead the Nuggets with 25 points while shooting 9/16 from the field. Michael Porter Jr. also contributed 17 points as the Nuggets won by a score of 114-106 vs. the Bulls.
With a record of 16-9, the Nuggets are above .500 as they prepare to face the Nets. In their 25 games, the Nuggets are 12-7 against Western Conference opponents and 4-2 against teams from outside the conference.
The Nuggets are riding a two game ATS win streak and currently possess an overall ATS record of 10-14. As the favorite this season, Denver is 9-12 vs. the spread while going 1-2 as the underdog.
Nets Offense Breakdown
Leading up to today’s matchup, the Nets are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 116.9 points per game (8th). The Nets come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 14.8 made 3’s per game. A key to the teams offensive success is their ability to avoid turning the ball over. So far, Brooklyn is ranked 6th in fewest turnovers per game.
Nuggets Offense Breakdown
The Nuggets come into today’s game as the 14th ranked scoring offense at 114.2 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Nuggets will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.6 made 3’s per game. Not only is the Denver offense struggling with their outside shot, but they are also getting to the charity stripe at a below average rate. So far, they are the 30th ranked team in made free-throws per contest.
Nets Team Defense
At this time, the Nets’ defense is positioned 17th in the NBA, permitting 113.9 points per game.
For the season, Brooklyn is ranked 26th in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 20.7 free-throws per game vs. the Nets and have an overall field goal percentage of 45.4%.
Nuggets Team Defense
At present, the Nuggets’ defense is ranked 8th, allowing 110.9 points per game.
Inside the arc, the Nuggets defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 52.2% and 36.3% from three-point territory.
Key Players For The Nets And Nuggets
In today’s game, our projections have Mikal Bridges leading the Nets with 17 points on 6/12 shooting from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 23 points per game, in addition to 5.9 rebounds.
On the opposing side, we anticipate Nikola Jokic to be the top scorer for the Nuggets. Our projection has him finishing the game with 19, and he is expected to secure 8 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 53.8%, and he is contributing 27.2 points per game on average.
Nets vs Nuggets Trends
- Across their last three road contests, Brooklyn has been good against the spread posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 116 points per game.
- In their last ten games at home, the Nuggets have a straight up record of 5-5 while going 4-6 vs. the spread. The team averaged 111 points per game in this stretch.
- Through their last five games as the betting underdog, the Nets have a strong record vs the spread going 3-2. Their straight up mark in these contests is 2-3.
- Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Nuggets have a straight up record of 6-4. Their record vs the spread in these games was 4-5-1.
Coming in as the underdogs at +9.5, we have the Nets as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 228.5, and our model projects the Nets and Nuggets to reach a combined total of 219 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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