Nets vs Nuggets NBA Picks Today 3/19
- Lm Tipster
- Mar 19, 2023, 9:34:11 AM
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On Sunday, March 20, the Brooklyn Nets will take on the Denver Nuggets in a non-conference matchup at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. This game has the potential to be a thrilling matchup between two talented teams. The Nuggets currently sit at the top of the Western Conference standings, while the Nets are in sixth place in the Eastern Conference. With both teams looking to secure a win, this game is sure to be an exciting one. In this article, we will provide an extended preview of both teams, highlighting their strengths and weaknesses. We will also make a prediction on who we believe will win and why. But first, let's take a closer look at the matchup details.
The Denver Nuggets are having another great season, currently sitting at the top of the Western Conference standings with a record of 47-24. They have been led by their star center, Nikola Jokic, who is having an MVP-caliber season. Jokic is averaging 24.8 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 9.9 assists per game while shooting an efficient 57.4% from the field and 41.5% from beyond the arc. In addition to Jokic, the Nuggets have also received great contributions from Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. Murray is averaging 20.7 points and 4.7 assists per game, while Porter Jr. is averaging 17.9 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. The team is also solid defensively, ranking eighth in the Western Conference in defensive rebounds per game with 32.8, led by Jokic's 9.4 rebounds per game. Despite their impressive record, the Nuggets have struggled on the road this season, with a record of 17-18 away from home. However, they have been playing well as of late, going 5-5 in their last ten games while averaging 117.3 points per game.
The Brooklyn Nets have had an up-and-down season, currently sitting in sixth place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 39-31. However, they are a talented team with some of the best offensive players in the league. Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving form a formidable "Big Three," capable of scoring from anywhere on the court. In addition to their star trio, the Nets have also received contributions from Spencer Dinwiddie and Mikal Bridges. Dinwiddie is averaging 17.8 points and 5.8 assists per game, while Bridges is averaging 27.9 points per game over his last ten games. Defensively, the Nets have struggled this season, ranking ninth in the Eastern Conference in defensive rebounds per game with 32.5, led by Nicolas Claxton's 6.8 rebounds per game. However, they have been playing well offensively, averaging 111.9 points per game over their last ten games.
The Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Nets are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Nuggets last 7 overall. The under is 6-2 in Nets last 8 overall. The Nuggets are 0-3-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Brooklyn and 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Public Betting Data
According to the latest public betting data, 65% of the bets are on the Nuggets to cover the spread, while 35% of the bets are on the Nets. 57% of the bets are on the over for the total points.
Based on their recent performances, we believe that the Denver Nuggets will win this game and cover the -2.5 points spread. While the Nets have a talented roster, they have struggled defensively this season, allowing their opponents to score an average of 113.0 points per game. The Nuggets, on the other hand, have been playing well offensively, averaging 117.3 points per game over their last ten games. In addition, the Nuggets have been one of the best teams in the league this season, with an impressive record of 47-24, and they have a solid roster that can match up well against the Nets. Nikola Jokic has been playing at an MVP level all season, and his ability to score, rebound, and facilitate for his teammates makes him a tough matchup for any team. Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. have also been playing well and can contribute on both ends of the court. Furthermore, the Nuggets have been playing well on the road recently, going 5-5 in their last ten games. While their overall road record is not as good as their home record, they have shown that they can win on the road against tough opponents. The Nets have also been inconsistent at home this season, going 19-13 at the Barclays Center. In terms of matchups, the Nuggets have the advantage in the paint with Jokic and their strong rebounding. The Nets will need to find a way to slow down Jokic and keep him off the boards if they want to have a chance in this game.
Pick: Nuggets (-2)