Denver Nuggets (2-3) at Brooklyn Nets (3-3)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 6:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets +4 -- Over/Under: 221.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Denver Nuggets and Brooklyn Nets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.
The Denver Nuggets look for back-to-back victories for the first time to get back to a .500 record. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 98.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 100.8 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 15.6 points and 6.8 rebounds while Will Barton is averaging 15.4 points and 3.4 assists. Nikola Jokic is the third double-digit scorer and Gray Harris is dishing 2.8 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 37.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.2 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have split their last 10 road games.
The Brooklyn Nets hope to remain unbeaten at home to get a game above a .500 record. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 115.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 117.3 points on 46.4 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 21.4 points and 4.6 assists while DeMarre Carroll is averaging 14.2 points and 6.3 rebounds. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is the third double-digit scorer and Trevor Booker is grabbing 7.8 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have won six straight home games.
The Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Atlantic and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Nets are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games, 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Nuggets are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Brooklyn, 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Nets have D'Angelo Russell back on the court, and they're averaging 118 points on 46.7 percent shooting in three home games this season. The Denver Nuggets have been really inconsistent out of the gate for a team that hopes to make the playoffs, and they're being outscored by seven points while allowing 41.4 percent shooting from deep on the road. The value seems to be with the Nets and the free buckets based on how they've played at home.