Denver Nuggets at Brooklyn Nets
|Date & Time||Wednesday February 6, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Brooklyn +2
The Denver Nuggets and the Brooklyn Nets duke it out at the Barclays Center on Wednesday night.
The Denver Nuggets have been in great form as they’ve won eight of their last 10 games, but they were riding a six-game win streak before getting stopped by the Pistons in a 129-103 road loss on Monday. Trey Lyles led the team with 20 points off the bench, Monte Morris added 18 points while Malik Beasley and Nikola Jokic each scored 16 points. As a team, the Nuggets shot 44 percent from the field and nine of 28 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with 36 points in the first quarter before the Pistons took control of the game in the second quarter where they outscored the Nuggets by 34-19. The Nuggets were always trailing from that point onwards as they fell to 37-16 overall and 14-12 on the road.
Meanwhile, the Brooklyn Nets have been in decent shape as they’ve won seven of their past 11 games, but they will be looking to snap a three-game skid after getting blown out by the Bucks in a 113-94 home loss on Monday. D’Angelo Russell led the team with 18 points and five assists while Shabazz Napier chipped in with 15 points, but no other player scored more than 10 points. As a team, the Nets shot a miserly 32 percent from the field and just five of 42 from the 3-point line as they hung around in the first half before the Bucks took control of the game with a 36-22 third quarter effort. With the loss, Brooklyn fell to 28-27 overall and 16-12 at home.
Looking at the betting trends, the Nuggets are 1-5 ATS in their last six road games, 5-1 ATS in their last six against the Eastern Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last five road games against a team with a winning home record. The Nets are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record, 11-5 ATS in their last 16 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last four games against a team above .600.
Head to head, the over is 6-1 in the last seven meetings, the Nuggets are 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings in Brooklyn and the Nuggets are 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall.
The Nuggets were one of the hottest teams in the league before they got thrashed by the Pistons on Monday, so they will be eager to bounce back in this one. The Nets have fallen off the pace lately as they’ve lost three straight, but they’re capable of the upset at home where they are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games. This could go either way, but I’ve been fading the Nets lately and it’s been paying off so I’m sticking with the Nuggets to bounce back with a narrow win and cover here.