When: May 8,2021
Where: Ball Arena, Denver, CO
Point Spread: -3 Brooklyn
OVER/UNDER Game Total: 231
Road Record: 18-16
Home Record: 25-10
Brooklyn Nets Vs Denver Nuggets Game Day Preview
A battle between two teams going for an NBA championship. The Nets are the odds-on favorite to win the title with all the fire power they have, while the Nuggets are without one of their stars for the rest of the season in Jamal Murray. But they have most likely MVP Nikola Jokic. Without Murray the Nuggets are 8-2. While the Nets have been playing without all-star James Harden.
Nets are being led by Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, while the Nets have only played 7 games all season with their three all-stars. Nets are going for the Eastern conference regular season crown. On paper, they are most likely the most dominant team when everyone is healthy.
Denver is one of the surprise teams ever since losing Murray. Everyone thought their season was over, but have gone on tone a better team with newcomer Aaron Gordon. Youngster Michael Porter Jr. has stepped up to be the second star everyone thought he would since college. He was supposed to be the top pick, but with injuries in college he dropped to Denver.
Nets are struggling in their last couple games. 5-5 in their last 10games, while losing four straight games. The one problem with them will be chemistry because they haven’t played a lot of games with their whole teams.
Out of 67 games played none of the Nets three stars have played over 50 games. Kyrie Irving played50 games, James Harden played 34 games and Kevin Durant only 30 games. That is going to be the problem come playoff time.
Brooklyn can score with the best of them, but their defense will be the problem. They have the 25th worse defense in NBA this season. No matter who you got on offense you can’t win games in playoffs without defense. That was always going to be the issue.
Nets are only team in NBA with three players averaging 25+ this season. Just imagine if they were all healthy and played together, it would be an offense we have never seen before. If they get chemistry you can book a title coming to Brooklyn if all are healthy.
Steve Nash on Nets play, “Some adversity, is I think what this team needs going into the playoffs.”
Denver is one of best teams in Western conference sitting in the 4th spot. With most likely MVP Nikola Jokic leading the way for this Denver team. He’s averaging 26.4 points, 8.4 assists and 10.9 rebounds per game for a center.
Ever since the Nuggets lost Jamal Murray they have been playing their best basketball. Everyone thought it would be the opposite, but with the emergence of Michael Porter Jr. they have found their second scorer. Porter is averaging 18.8 points, 1.1 assists and 7.5 rebounds a game.
After a slow start to the season for Denver they are one of the few teams to watch in the Western conference playoffs. Along with the Lakers, Clippers, Jazz and Suns. All those teams have balanced scoring from the starters to bench. Nuggets have five players averaging double digits.
With Murray out, the big contributor is Facundo Campazzo. Now starting a point guard. Shooting 36% from three point range, while averaging 5.9 points and 3.9 assists per game. His defense takes this team to another level.
Austin Rivers on his role on his new team the Nuggets, “I’m nothing but positive energy, man. That’s all I’m trying to bring to this team every game.”
Nets Vs Nuggets Facts
- Nets are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Under is 5-1 in Nuggets last 6 overall.
- Nets are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Denver.
Brooklyn Nets Vs Denver Nuggets Alternative Fantasy Basketball-Statement Games Picks
Nets 110 Nuggets 105
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9 PT Pick: Kevin Durant OVER 30.5 PTS
8 PT Pick: Two Brooklyn Nets Will Have A Double Double
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