NBA Pick: Brooklyn Nets at Denver Nuggets
- Updated: February 27, 2014
Date/Time: February 27, 10:30 p.m. EST
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The NBA has a big game slated for the doubleheader on TNT has the Denver Nuggets will host the Brooklyn Nets. The Nuggets are not having a very good season, but they have always been a very difficult team to deal with at home. The Nets have been steadily improving since their sluggish start to the season, but a long west coast road trip can be a grind on any team in the league. The Nuggets are hoping that the Nets are looking forward to heading home and will look past this prime time game.
The latest buzz around the New Jersey Nets is the signing of Jason Collins, but the Nets should get recognized for their play on the court of late. Brooklyn plays its fifth game of a six-game road trip. The Nets started their-post-All-Star Game schedule with a win over Utah, loss to Golden State and victory over the Lakers
The Nets were 10-21 at the end of December, but have gone 16-7 in 2014, tying for the second-best winning percentage in the Eastern Conference in that period. With the surge, the Nets have climbed into the No. 6 spot in the Eastern Conference. They still have not been over .500 at any point this season. At a reported $102 million this season, the Nets have by far the biggest payroll in the NBA and will owe about $88 million in luxury tax. Williams, a three-time All-Star, averaged 23.0 points and shot 48.9 percent from the field in Brooklyn’s three post-All-Star games after scoring a season-high 30 points against the Lakers on Sunday So the news for this team should be more than just about Collins.
The NBA betting trends reveal that the Nets have the edge in this game when it comes to wagering angles. The Nets are 10-2 against the spread (ATS) in their last 12 games when playing against a team with a losing straight up record, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 when playing against a team from the Western Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. The Nuggets are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games when playing against a team with a road winning percentage of less than .400 and 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Brooklyn Nets are on the rise and their veteran players know how to take it up a notch when they play in a nationally televised game. The Nuggets will keep this close early but the Nets will pull away in the end for a big road win.
Free Pick: Brooklyn Nets