Brooklyn Nets vs Denver Nuggets NBA Game Picks 11/14/2019
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Location: Pepsi Center in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Denver -7
Pepsi Center is the site where Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets (7-3, 2nd in the Northwest Division) will play the Brooklyn Nets (4-6, 4th in the Atlantic Division) on Thursday. Denver opens this contest as 7 point favorites. The O/U has been set at 225.5.
The Nets cover the spread 40.0% of the time, having gone 4-6-0 ATS. Denver is covering the spread 33.3% of the time, going 3-6-1 against the spread.
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/12/2019 Caris LeVert SG Thumb Game Time Decision
10/31/2019 Kevin Durant SF Achilles Out for the season
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/12/2019 Malik Beasley SG Illness Game Time Decision
Spencer Dinwiddie comes into this game averaging 17.1 points per contest while playing 25.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Kyrie Irving averages 29.7 points per contest in 33.7 minutes per game. He averages 7.0 assists per game and 5.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 94%.
Nikola Jokic scores 17.0 points per contest while playing 31.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.0 rebounds per contest and has 6.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Jamal Murray averages 18.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.8 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 119.2 points per contest, which is 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 7th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 48.6 boards per contest and 23.5 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 3rd with 18.2 per game. The Nets allow 121.4 points per contest, which is 29th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 26th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 9th, and they allow 22.2 assists per game which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver is 27th in the NBA with 105.1 points per contest this season. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 2.3. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 17th in the league. They are 18th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.5 boards per contest and 10th in assists per game with 24.7. The Nuggets are 27th in turnovers per contest with 13.9. The Nuggets give up 102.8 points per game, which ranks them 4th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 7th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24.7 dimes allowed per game and 20th with 46.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Nuggets are 10th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per contest this year.
The Nets are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 112.1, and their offensive rating of 110 is ranked 26th. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 106.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA. Brooklyn is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 14th in the NBA.
Denver is 27th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 26th in the league. The Nuggets are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.5, and their defensive rating of 103.2 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 28th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn +7
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