Brooklyn Nets at Denver Nuggets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/9/2018
Friday, November 9, 2018
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Friday, November 9, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 9.5 point favorites.
The Nets head into this matchup with a mark of 5-6. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 0.7 as they average 109.4 points per contest while giving up 108.6 per game. The Nuggets have an overall mark of 9-2. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They total 109.5 points per contest and give up 101.2, which is a point differential of 8.4.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 6-5-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 4-6-0 against the over/under
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 7-4-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 3-8-0 against the over/under
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/08/18 SF DeMarre Carroll Ankle is upgraded to questionable Friday vs Denver
10/20/18 SF Treveon Graham Leg is out indefinitely
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
10/22/18 G Will Barton Hip is out indefinitely
10/11/18 G Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Caris LeVert comes into this contest averaging 20.5 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Spencer Dinwiddie averages 14.1 points per game in 27.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Nikola Jokic averages 15.8 points per game while playing 29.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.7 rebounds per game and has 7.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Gary Harris averages 18.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 109.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 44.0 rebounds per game and 24.6 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.6 per game. The Nets allow 108.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.5 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 19.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver is 19th in the league with 109.5 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.4. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 47.9 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 24.7. The Nuggets are 20th in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Nuggets surrender 101.2 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 23.2 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 40.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nuggets are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game.
The Nets are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111, and their defensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. Brooklyn is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 24th in the league.
Denver is 18th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 19th in the NBA. The Nuggets are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 103.1, and their offensive rating of 111.7 is ranked 2nd. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 18th. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Denver -9.5
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