Brooklyn Nets vs Denver Nuggets Odds and Prediction
The Brooklyn Nets will receive the Denver Nuggets this Wednesday at the Barclays Center in New York, N.Y. Both the teams are better placed to make in for the playoffs. The host Brooklyn Nets are 3rd in the Eastern Conference with 29 wins and 17 defeats. In the last they games they have had 5 wins and 5 defeats. Their average performance in the last few encounters led to the Nets slipping to 3rd from 2nd spot.
The Nuggets on the other hand are with 24 wins and 21 defeats are 6th in the Western Conference. They are 6-4 in the last 10 games and will be playing Detriot Pistons before clashing with Brooklyn Nets.
Going in the game, the host Brooklyn Nets will be starting as favorites, however, the challenge of the Denver Nuggets cannot be ignored.
Brooklyn Nets vs Denver Nuggets Odds and Prediction: Match Odds
With the inconsistent performance of the Nets in their last few games, they lost the two higher positions in the Eastern Conference standings. However, regaining the positions would not be a hard task for the New Yorkers as are just one win less than the table-toppers Miami Heat.
On the other side of the court, the Nuggets arrive at the Barclays Center carrying positive results in their last games and the chance to get more distant from their rivals. The team currently occupies the last playoff position in the Western Conference standings and they are followed closely by the Minnesota Timberwolves.
This is the first time Denver Nuggets and Brooklyn Nets play against each other this season. The latest odds for this game are yet to be updated.
|Brooklyn Nets||Denver Nuggets||Predicted Winner|
|Oddsshark||Moneyline: -116||Moneyline: +100||Brooklyn Nets|
|Action Network||Spread: +1.5 (-110)||Spread: -1.5 (-110)||Denver Nuggets|
Brooklyn Nets vs Denver Nuggets Odds and Prediction: Game Analysis
The next few games are crucial for the Nets and they need to win in order to regain the top positions in the Eastern Conference. Because of their inconsistency in their last games, the New Yorkers saw Heat and Bulls gaining the top, while they dropped to third place in the conference. They lost important road games against the Cavaliers and the Timberwolves, as well as a surprising home defeat against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Despite their high position in the conference standings, the Nets tend to allow their opponents to score a good number of points against them and this was the case in some of their last matches. In their last 10 matches, they allowed their opponents to score 109.8 opponents per game on seven occasions.
Offensively, the team continues to be very aggressive and they are able to cover the points allowed by their weak defense. They have the fourth-best points per game average in the league, 112.2 PPG, and the second-best field goal percentage, as they have converted 47.4% of their field goals attempts. The games against the Pelicans, Wizards, and Spurs, showed the efficiency and importance of Nets’ offense.
Kevin Durant, Nets’ small-forward, and James Harden, Nets’ shooting-guard, continue to have an outstanding season wearing the Nets’ jersey. The small-forward not only has the best points per game average in the team, but he also has the highest number with respect to all the players in the league. While Harden has one of the best assists per game average in the league and the highest number of steals in his team.
Brooklyn Nets vs Denver Nuggets Odds and Prediction: Brooklyn Nets Injuries
Kevin Durant – Knee Injury
Joe Harris – Ankle Injury
Nic Claxton – Hamstring Injury
If the game is important for the Nets to come back to higher positions in their conference, Wednesday’s game is also crucial for the Nuggets to open a distance margin from their opponents below them. The team sits in the last playoff spot in the Western Conference division and at least three teams under the Nuggets follow them closely.
Nuggets come from important victories against direct opponents for a playoff position such as the Lakers and the Clippers. The win against the two Californians gave the Nuggets a chance to sit at a playoff spot, but their last defeats against the Jazz and the Grizzlies has put their place in danger.
They did not show a solid defense in their last matches and their opponents did not have serious difficulties breaking their defensive block. In their last six matches, their rivals scored at least 110 points against them. Offensively, the Nuggets were not as brutal as they could, but they also showed an evolution, especially regarding their points per game average.
It is safe to say Nikola Jokic, Nuggets’ center, is carrying his team this season and without him, the Coloradoans would not occupy a such high position in the standings. The center has all the best marks in his team and his incredible statistics give him the credential of one the best players in the league this year.
Brooklyn Nets vs Denver Nuggets Odds and Prediction: Denver Nuggets Injuries
Michael Porter Jr. – Back Injury
Vlatko Cancar – Foot Injury
Jamal Murray – Knee Injury
JaMychal Green – NBA health and safety protocols
Brooklyn Nets vs Denver Nuggets Odds and Prediction: Game Prediction
Nets vs Nuggets tend to be an exciting game for NBA fans and it is true that in a game like this, anything can happen. Another fact that makes the match more interesting is that the Nuggets’ road record has not been a positive one but they have able to defeat strong opponents like Golden State Warriors playing away from Colorado.
However, the New Yorkers are extremely strong playing at the Barclays Center and, as mentioned before, this is a crucial game for them. Their home record stands 16-6 as of now and for the Wednesday night game, they are in a better position to defeat the challenge of the Denver Nuggets.