Denver Nuggets vs Brooklyn Nets Picks, Spread and Prediction

Two teams tied in the 9th place of their respective conference are clashing today, when the Brooklyn Nets (5-6), are hosting the Denver Nuggets (5-5). The hosts have Durant back in the lineup but are missing Kyrie Irving and have back-to-back losses. On the other hand, the guests are 4-1 in their last 5 games and want to continue on the winning ways.

Date/Time: 01-12-2021, 19:30 EDT Spread: Brooklyn Nets +1 Total: +228.5

Nets have a 5-6 record (4-7 ATS, 6-5 O/U) and are tied for 9th in the East. In their last game they lost by the Thunder at home, 116-129, not beating the odds. They have 5 straight over games, scoring 120 ppg and receiving 114.4 for a total average of 234.4.

Nuggets have a 5-5 record (3-7 ATS, 8-2 O/U) and are tied for 9th in the West. In their last game they won the Knicks on the road , 114-89, beating the odds. Over is 4-1 in their last 5 games. They are scoring 118.6 ppg and have a 226.8 ppg average total in that span.

Both teams were tied 1-1 wins last season with each one winning at home. Brooklyn won 105-102 and Denver 101-93, with both games being under. Over is 4-1 in their last 5 Brooklyn meetings and 7-3 in their last 10 overall. Nets have the third-best offense in the league (118.5), while Nuggets are fifth with 116.5 ppg. Both teams have similarly weak defenses (112.8 and 113 ppg) and are 21st and 22nd in the NBA. Brooklyn averages 231.5 total points and Denver 229.1.

Over/Under is +228.5 today and I’m going with over in this one. Both teams have been favoring over a lot, had two days of rest and didn’t have to travel for this game, so they will be fresh and ready for a high scoring game.

Denver Nuggets vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction: Over +228.5 (-110)

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