Denver Nuggets vs. Brooklyn Nets - 12/8/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Denver -4
Barclays Center is the venue where Taurean Waller-Prince and the Brooklyn Nets (12-10, 4th in the Atlantic Division) will take on the Denver Nuggets (14-6, 1st in the Northwest Division) on Sunday. The odds on this game have Denver as 4 point favorites. The over/under is set at 212.5.
The Nuggets are covering 47.4% of the time, having gone 9-10-1 ATS. Brooklyn is covering 54.5% of the time, going 12-10-0 against the spread.
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/3/2019 Kyrie Irving PG Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Dec 8
11/14/2019 Caris LeVert SG Thumb Expected to be out until at least Dec 14
10/31/2019 Kevin Durant SF Achilles Out for the season
Jamal Murray comes into this contest averaging 18.1 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 90%. Nikola Jokic averages 15.7 points per game in 30.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.1 assists per contest and 10.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Taurean Waller-Prince averages 13.6 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.0 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Spencer Dinwiddie averages 20.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 6.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver averages 106.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 46.7 rebounds per game and 26.1 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 14.0 per game. The Nuggets allow 101.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 11th in the league with 113.0 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 47.2 boards per game, and 14th in assists per contest with 24.4. The Nets are 9th in turnovers per game with 16.0. The Nets surrender 113.4 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 21.8 assists allowed per contest and 15th with 45.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game.
The Nuggets are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 102.2, and their offensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 2nd. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 25th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA. Denver is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 28th in the NBA.
Brooklyn is 10th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 21st in the league. The Nets are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.1, and their defensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 102.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 14th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Denver -4
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