Nets vs Nuggets Prediction NBA Picks Free 12/22

Nets vs Nuggets Prediction NBA Picks Free 12/22

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Denver Nuggets vs. Brooklyn Nets Preview and Prediction - KingPin Pro

Brooklyn, NY; Friday, 5:30 p.m. EST

Spread: DEN -4.5
Over/Under: 229.5

 

Introduction

The Denver Nuggets (19-10) will take on the Brooklyn Nets (13-14) at the Barclays Center on Friday at 5:30 p.m. EST. This preview includes team statistics, player performances, recent matchups, and a prediction.

 

Team Analysis

Denver Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets, currently third in the Western Conference, boast a 19-10 record. Nikola Jokic leads the team in scoring and has been a dominant force.

Player Spotlight: N. Jokic

Nikola Jokic is the Nuggets' leading scorer, averaging 26.5 points per game with an impressive 53.9% field goal percentage. Jokic's all-around skills make him a challenging matchup for any team.

 

Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets, currently ninth in the Eastern Conference, have struggled with a 13-14 record. Despite their efforts, the Nets face a tough challenge against the Nuggets.

Player Spotlight: C. Thomas

Cam Thomas leads the Nets in scoring, averaging 24.1 points per game. However, the Nets will need a collective effort to overcome the Nuggets' strong performance.

 

Injuries

Aaron Gordon is a game-time decision for the Denver Nuggets. Dennis Smith Jr. is a game-time decision for the Brooklyn Nets, while Lonnie Walker IV is expected to be out until December 26, and Ben Simmons is out until January 5.

 

Recent Performances

The Nuggets are coming off a victory against the Toronto Raptors, while the Nets faced a loss against the New York Knicks. The previous matchup between the Nuggets and Nets ended in a convincing 124-101 victory for the Nuggets.

Prediction

The Denver Nuggets, with their superior record and overall team performance, are expected to secure another win and cover the -4.5 points spread against the struggling Brooklyn Nets.

Nikola Jokic's outstanding leadership and the Nuggets' strength in all aspects of the game make them favorites in this matchup. The Nets might find it challenging to contain Jokic and the Nuggets' high-scoring offense.

Pick: Denver Nuggets -4.5

 

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