Brooklyn a bet-against on this spot
Simply when everybody thought the Nets’ season was lifeless after they traded away Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant earlier than the deadline, they’ve ripped off 4 wins in its previous 5 video games heading right into a matinee Sunday in opposition to the Nuggets.
Don’t be stunned if these good Nets vibes fade within the Mile Excessive Metropolis.
The Nets deserve credit score for his or her latest success, and no yet another so than prized acquisition Mikal Bridges — who scored a minimum of 30 factors in all 4 of these wins and has averaged 25.8 factors per sport since getting shipped to Brooklyn.
Can he stick with it?
The 2-way star has proven all of it in a brand new position, however he nonetheless has scored 30 factors simply eight occasions in his whole NBA profession (412 video games) and is three days faraway from a 10-point clunker in Milwaukee.
He is also averaging simply 10 factors on 36.4 p.c taking pictures in two video games in opposition to Denver, his second-lowest scoring mark in opposition to any crew this season.
The Nuggets are in a uncommon spot after two torpid losses in opposition to clearly inferior opponents.
That’s dangerous information for the guests: Denver is 6-2 in opposition to the unfold as a house favourite after a loss, half of a bigger 20-12 ATS run as dwelling chalk this season.
Betting on the NBA?
Particularly after their embarrassing loss Friday to the Spurs, I’d count on the Nuggets to come back out firing Sunday in a sport they’ll ill-afford to lose atop the loaded Western Convention.
If Bridges doesn’t wow us with one other 30-piece (or higher), this might get ugly.
The play: Nuggets, -8.