Jamal Murray taps Nikola Jokic on the chest

Mar 3, 2023; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Nuggets heart Nikola Jokic (15) and guard Jamal Murray (27) and ahead Aaron Gordon (50) have a good time after defeating the Memphis Grizzlies at Ball Enviornment. Necessary Credit score: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports activities

  • The Denver Nuggets are 2-point street favorites after they go to the Nets Sunday (March 19)
  • Denver has misplaced 5 of their final six, and can be taking part in the second recreation of a back-to-back
  • Learn beneath for the Nuggets vs Nets odds and predictions

After failing to shut within the Gotham, the Denver Nuggets (47-24, 17-18 away) now should play the second half of a back-to-back in opposition to the Sixth-seeded Brooklyn Nets (39-31, 19-13 dwelling).

That makes 5 losses in six video games for the Nuggets, who’s grip on the West’s prime seed within the NBA Playoff Bracket is down to three.5 video games to each the Sacramento Kings and Memphis Grizzlies.

Brooklyn, in the meantime, was held beneath 100 factors of their final recreation a loss to the Kings. They’ve misplaced two in a row, and have a slim 2-game lead on the Miami Warmth, who sit seventh and within the play-in place.

Motion will get underway Sunday (March 19) at 3:30pm ET from the Barclays Middle in Brooklyn, NY. You’ll be able to watch the sport reside on NBA League Go.

Nuggets vs Nets Odds

Workforce Unfold Moneyline Whole
Denver Nuggets -2 (-110) -130 OFF
Brooklyn Nets +2 (-110) +110 OFF

The NBA odds have hometown Nets as 2-point dwelling’ canine, and +110 on the moneyline. As they have been final recreation, the Nuggets are -130 on the moneyline, with an implied win likelihood of 56.52%.

With Denver’s loss in opposition to the Knicks final recreation, they’ve dipped beneath .500 on the street (17-18). Solely Sacramento and the Clippers are taking part in .500 or higher street ball within the West.

At 19-13 at Barclays, the Nets are certainly one of simply two groups to have lower than 20 dwelling wins within the East’s prime 10, together with the Atlanta Hawks.

Odds as of Mar 18 at DraftKings. 

Denver Betting Evaluation

With a 12-point lead within the third quarter, Denver couldn’t preserve the lead, ultimately surrendering a 16-5 run to shut out the quarter, earlier than scoring simply 19 factors within the last body to lose 116-110.

Nikola Jokic, as soon as the favourite within the 2023 NBA MVP odds, led the best way with 24 factors, 10 rebounds and eight assists, however did flip it over six occasions, whereas hitting simply 1-for-5 from downtown.

Jamal Murray was the one different Nugget to crack 20+, dropping 25 with six assists, whereas additionally drilling 5-for-7 from distance.

Whereas the Nuggets are capturing 49.9% from the sector throughout this skid, they’re scoring solely 112.5 factors per recreation, which might put them at a bottom-6 mark.

That wouldn’t be a lot of an issue in the event that they weren’t struggling defensively as effectively, giving up 118 factors per recreation over the past six video games. Groups are capturing 50.8% from the sector, and 37.4% from downtown.

That being mentioned, oddsmakers are nonetheless contemplating this a blip, as Denver nonetheless holds the 4th-best NBA Championship odds.

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Brooklyn Betting Evaluation

Getting bodied on the glass doesn’t all the time correlate to struggles, however for the Nets, it’s develop into an enormous drawback.

BK dropped a 101-96 loss to Sacramento final recreation, failing to attain any second-chance factors, seize any offensive rebounds, and lose the rebounding battle 57-41, together with 13-0 on the offensive glass. Brooklyn’s 40.3 rebounds per recreation is second-last within the NBA.

Mikal Bridges was the main scorer, dropping 23 factors, with 4 rebounds and two assists, whereas Nic Claxton had 14 factors and 14 boards.

This would be the second time in seven days the Nets have performed the Nuggets, beating them on the street 122-120, certainly one of solely six losses for Denver, who personal one of the best dwelling file within the league (30-6).

All 5 starters scored in double figures, led by Bridges with 25, whereas Spencer Dinwiddie had 15 factors and 16 assists. Brooklyn withstood a monster Jokic night time, as he went for 35 factors, 20 rebounds and 11 assists.

Nuggets vs Nets Betting Prediction

This can be Denver’s tenth recreation taking part in on consecutive days, going 5-4-0 in opposition to the unfold within the earlier 9. They’ve been a foul guess of late, going simply 1-6 ATS of their final seven.

Brooklyn hasn’t precisely benefitted from extra days off, going 6-9-0 ATS with the remainder benefit, although they’re 6-0 ATS of their final six in opposition to groups with shedding street data.

We obtained burned taking Denver to cowl in opposition to the Knicks, however once more, this can be a legit contender in opposition to a crew in transition in BK.

Don’t fear that the Nuggets are 0-3-1 ATS within the final 4  conferences in Brooklyn. They’re too good to drop one other one.


  • Nuggets ML (-130); 1.5 items to win 1.16 items
  • NBA Betting Document: 36-33-1 ATS, 1-2 ML, 7-0 o/u, 0-3 parlays; -8.19 items

Eric Rosales

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