This inter-conference tilt will open an eight-game slate in the NBA on Sunday, March 19, so make sure you don’t miss out on the best Nuggets vs. Nets betting pick and odds.
Denver is playing the second game of a back-to-back set when they visit Brooklyn at Barclays Center. The Nuggets are -2.5 favorites on BetOnline Sportsbook, while the total is set at 232.5 points. These inter-conference rivals will face for the second time this season; the Nets won 122-120 in Denver.
Nuggets lost to the Knicks at MSG
The Denver Nuggets (47-23, 38-32-0 ATS) suffered their fifth defeat in six games, which is their worst sequence of results this season. The Nuggets managed to snap a four-game losing streak with a comfortable win over the Detroit Pistons but returned to losing ways with a 116-110 loss to the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Denver did shoot 51.2% from the field but scored just 19 points in the fourth quarter, while the Knicks were better in rebounds (43-33) and made 25 free throws opposite the Nuggets’ 12.
Jamal Murray led the Nuggets with a game-high 25 points, six assists, and four rebounds. Nikola Jokic registered a double-double of 24 points and game-high ten boards along with a game-high eight dishes and game-high six turnovers. Aaron Gordon had 14 points, five rebounds, and seven dimes, Jeff Green and Michael Porter Jr. combined for 23 points, while Bruce Brown posted an 11/4/6 line.
Nets fell short of the Kings at home
The Brooklyn Nets (39-31, 36-32-2 ATS) returned home from a five-game road trip on which they recorded three wins but opened a four-game home stand with a 101-96 loss to the Sacramento Kings. The Nets scored the lowest amount of points in 12 games; the second quarter proved to be vital when the hosts scored just 17 and conceded 30 in return. Brooklyn did keep the Kings to 39.0% from the floor and forced 12 turnovers while committing six on the other end, but Sacramento dominated the boards (57-41).
Mikal Bridges led the Nets with 24 points and four rebounds. Spencer Dinwiddie amasses 18 points, game-high seven assists, and two steals, Nic Claxton got a double-double of 14 points and team-high 14 boards with two blocks, while Seth Curry scored 14.
PG Ben Simmons (knee) is out indefinitely but the team is hopeful he will play again this season.
- 1-6 ATS in the last seven games overall
- 1-4 ATS in the last five Sunday games
- 5-13 ATS in the last 18 games against Brooklyn
- 6-2 ATS in the last eight games overall
- 8-3 ATS in the last 11 home games
- 5-1 ATS in the last six games playing on two days of rest
Denver Nuggets vs. Brooklyn Nets Pick
The Nuggets do have a better offense, while the teams are pretty equal when it comes to defense, but I am backing the Nets because they are playing well against Denver, who is not playing well in general recently. The Nets already beat the Nuggets a week ago in Colorado and I believe Brooklyn can sweep the season series on Sunday. Denver lost four of the previous six on the road and six of the last eight in H2H duels at Barclays Center. The current form, even though Brooklyn lost the last two, is on the Nets’ side, and I am going with them in this one.
Pick: Take the Nets at +3.5 (-120)
Denver is scoring 116.9 points per game opposite Brooklyn’s 113.5 points per contest, while the Nuggets allow 113.0 ppg opposite the Nets’ 112.9 ppg. The Nuggets played on Saturday against the Knicks and will undoubtedly be a bit tired on Sunday, so I expect to see some heavy legs from the visitors, especially on defense. That’s a chance for the hosts to bounce back from a pair of poor offensive displays and score a bunch of easy points. Over is 4-0-1 in the last five H2H meetings and Over is 6-1 in the previous seven H2H duels in Brooklyn.
Pick: Go Over 231.5 points (-130)