Nuggets vs. Nets - 3/4/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brooklyn Nets (17-44) at Denver Nuggets (24-37)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 4, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets -5.5 -- Over/Under: 208 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, ALT
The Brooklyn Nets and Denver Nuggets square off late Friday night at the Pepsi Center.
The Brooklyn Nets could use a win after losing six of their last 10 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 97 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 103.6 points on 47 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 20.6 points and 8.2 rebounds while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 9.9 points and 3.2 rebounds. Wayne Ellington is grabbing 2.2 rebounds and Shane Larkin is dishing 3.9 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Nets are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost nine of their last 11 road games.
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The Denver Nuggets also need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 101 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 104.1 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Will Barton is averaging 15.2 points and 2.5 assists while Kenneth Faried is averaging 12.5 points and 8.7 rebounds. Gary Harris is dishing 1.8 assists and Nikola Jokic is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Nuggets are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have split their last eight home games.
The Nets are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Nuggets are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. Eastern Conference and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Nets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Denver and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Denver Nuggets continue to play with emoition and heart, as they're a young team looking to build towards the future. The Nets only have Lopez, and he can only carry them so far, especially on the road. Denver at home and the reasonable line is the pick here.