Denver Nuggets (5-5) at Brooklyn Nets (5-6)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets +1 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Denver Nuggets and Brooklyn Nets meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.
The Denver Nuggets look for another win to get a game above a .500 record. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 116.5 points on 49.4 percent shooting and allowing 112.8 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 24.4 points and 11.2 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 19.7 points and 3.8 assists. Michel Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and JaMychal Green is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game.
The Brooklyn Nets need a win here after losing six of their last nine games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 118.5 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 113 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 29.3 points and 7.6 rebounds while Kyrie Irving is averaging 27.1 points and 6.1 assists. Caris LeVert is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Harris is dishing 1.9 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80.9 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.9 rebounds per game.
The Nuggets are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Nets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The over is 35-16-3 in Nuggets last 54 overall. The over is 5-0 in Nets last 5 overall. The Nuggets are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Brooklyn and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Denver Nuggets are a hard team to figure out, as they run hot and cold and continue to struggle on the defensive side of the court. The Brooklyn Nets won't have Kyrie for this contest and are piling up the losses, but the return of Durant certainly helps. When the Nets are close to 100 percent, they're still one of the more talented teams in the league and have shown flashes of brilliance. The Nets can score. I'll take the free point with the Nets at home against a Nuggets team that has issues defending.