Brooklyn Nets (4-6) at Denver Nuggets (5-5)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets -11.5 -- Over/Under: 233 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Brooklyn Nets and Denver Nuggets meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Pepsi Center.
The Brooklyn Nets look for another victory after losing four of their last five games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 112.7 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 116.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 21.3 points and 5.6 assists while Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 14.5 points and 4.9 rebounds. DeMarre Carroll is the third double-digit scorer and Allen Crabbe is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost four of their last five road games. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Trevor Booker are questionable with injuries.
The Denver Nuggets look for their fourth home win of the season to get a game above a .500 record. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 106 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 106.3 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 15.6 points and 11.6 rebounds while Paul Millsap is averaging 15.2 points and 6.7 rebounds. Will Barton is the third double-digit scorer and Gary Harris is dishing 2.6 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 39.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have split their last eight home games.
The Nets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Northwest. The Nuggets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Nets are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Denver, 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the favorite is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
The Brooklyn Nets are banged up and on the end of a back-to-back, things that don't help your chances when playing in Denver in the high altitude. However, the Denver Nuggets haven't played well or consistent enough this season to deserve laying such heavy chalk. The Nuggets aren't outscoring teams this season, are allowing 48.3 percent shooting in their last five games and are giving up 104 points per game at home. One thing we do know is that the Nets can put the ball in the hoop, which provides value with the free points on top of that. Give me the free buckets as more of a fade from the Nuggets than anything else.