Denver Nuggets at Brooklyn Nets - 2/8/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (21-31) at Brooklyn Nets (13-39)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets +2.5 -- Over/Under: 203 See the Latest Odds
The Denver Nuggets and the Brooklyn Nets do battle at the Barclays Center tonight.
The Nuggets have won four of their last six games and could make it three wins on the trot after yesterday's 101-96 win against the Knicks. Danilo Gallinari and Will Barton led the scoring with 19 points each while Emmanuel Mudiay added 15 points and nine assists as the Nuggets edged the Knicks in a close contest. Denver are still a very inconsistent side, but they've now claimed wins over the Knicks, Bulls and Raptors in their last four outings, so they're no long pushovers like they were earlier in the season.
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Meanwhile, the Nets have lost 11 of their last 13 games and are coming off a 103-98 loss at Philadalphia. Thaddeus Young led the team with 22 points on 10 of 15 shooting, Brook Lopez added 17 points while Markel Brown had 15 points off the bench, but there were warning signs for the Nets right from tipoff as they were slow out of the gates and found themselves down 24-12 after the first quarter. Brooklyn would warm up to the task and fight back from an early 15-point deficit, but they just couldn't find a way past the 76ers who were led by Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel who combined for 40 points on 17 of 27 shooting. With the loss, Brooklyn falls to 13-39 on the season and 4-19 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Nuggets are 5-0 ATS in their last five road games and 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 games overall, while the Nets are 5-12-1 ATS in their last 18 home games and 5-13-1 ATS in their last 19 games overall.
Head to head, the Nuggets are 2-7 ATS in the last nine meetings overall and the favorite is 6-0 ATS in the last six meetings.
The Nets haven't enjoyed much success lately but they've been a solid team to bet on all season. However, the Nuggets seem to be a team on the rise so I'm backing them to beat the Nets who are coming off a poor loss to the lowly 76ers.