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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: Brooklyn Nets vs. Denver Nuggets

December 22, 2023


The Denver Nuggets will travel to Brooklyn, New York to face the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center on Friday evening with tip-off scheduled for 7:30 PM ET and will air on NBA TV and the YES Network.

 

Denver enters this game with the 3rd best record in the Western Conference with a record of 19-10 while winning five of their last six games and are on a two-game winning streak following a 113-104 win on the road against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday. The Nuggets have been one of the better defenses in the league as they are allowing the 5th fewest points per game in the NBA with an average of 110.31 points per game, however, they have been a slightly below-average team offensively as they enter this game averaging 115.17 points per game which is below the league average of 115.23 points per game.

 

Nikola Jokic continues to play at a high level as he leads the team in scoring, rebounds, and assists with an average of 26.5 points, 12.4 rebounds, and 9.3 assists per game. The Denver Nuggets will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they travel to face the Brooklyn Nets.

 

The Brooklyn Nets enter this game with a record of 13-14 which puts them in 9th place in the Eastern Conference, however, they have lost five of their last six games and are on a four-game losing streak following Wednesday’s 102-121 loss at home against the New York Knicks.

 

The Nets have been a slightly above-average team offensively as they enter this game averaging 115.56 points per game, however, they have been a slightly below-average team defensively as they are allowing an average of 115.3 points per game. Mikal Bridges has been the lead for the team offensively as he enters this game averaging 21.7 points per game. The Brooklyn Nets will look to end their four-game losing streak when they host the Denver Nuggets on Friday evening.

 

BookMaker has the Denver Nuggets listed as 4-point favorites on the road against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday evening. The teams are 5-5 in the last ten while Denver has won two of the last three meetings. The teams are 5-5 ATS in the last ten while the Nuggets are 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Denver Nuggets are 13-15-1 ATS overall, 6-10 ATS on the road, and 12-13-1 ATS as a favorite this season while the Brooklyn Nets are 17-9-1 ATS overall, 10-3-1 ATS at home, and 9-7-1 ATS as an underdog on the year.

 

The Denver Nuggets are the more talented team and have been the better team most recently in the series, winning two of the last three meetings. However, the Nets have been one of the best teams at covering the spread in the NBA this year as they are 17-9-1 ATS overall and 10-3-1 ATS at home while the Nuggets have struggled to cover the spread on the road with a record of 6-10 ATS on the road. Take the points with the Brooklyn Nets when they host the Denver Nuggets on Friday evening. 

 

Spooky Express Pick: Brooklyn Nets +4