Brooklyn Nets vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, 5/8/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Altitude 2
The Brooklyn Nets (43-24) travel to Ball Arena on Saturday where they'll take on the Denver Nuggets (44-22).
The Brooklyn Nets took the court against the Dallas Mavericks and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 113-109 in their last game. Brooklyn finished with a 43.2% FG percentage (41 of 95) and converted 13 out of their 37 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Nets converted 14 of their 15 shots for a rate of 93.3%. In relation to pulling down rebounds, they collected 51 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 18 assists for the contest while forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In relation to defending, Brooklyn allowed 44.9% from the floor on 40 out of 89 shooting. Dallas distributed 23 dimes and had 10 steals for this contest. Moreover, Dallas collected 51 rebounds (12 offensive, 39 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Dallas finished the game at 69.2% from the charity stripe by making 18 of 26 attempts. They also buried 15 of their 34 tries from three-point range.
Kyrie Irving is a player who was a contributor for the matchup. He walked away with 45 points on 17 out of 31 shooting. He played for 38:51 mins and collected 5 rebounds. Irving ended up shooting 54.8% from the field and dished out 4 dimes. An additional guy that was a major contributor in this game for the Nets was Kevin Durant. He snagged 9 rebounds in his 35:52 min on the basketball court. He finished the game shooting 33.3% from the field for this contest by shooting 7-of-21 (20 points). In all, Durant totaled 3 assists.
Brooklyn will play this contest with a win-loss mark of 43-24 for the campaign. The Nets are shooting 38.9% on three-point shots (950 of 2,444) and 80.8% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 118.5 pts per game (2nd in the league) while going 49.1% from the floor. They are turning it over 13.7 times per contest and as a unit are committing 19.0 personal fouls every game. As a team, Brooklyn is pulling down 44.5 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,776 dimes on the campaign, which is 3rd in the league in terms of passing. On the defensive end, the Nets are forcing 12.7 turnovers every game and they draw 19.0 fouls. They are surrendering 36.8% from 3-point land while they are 22nd in basketball in PPG allowed (114.5). The Nets defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 46.2% (854 of 1,272) and they concede 43.0 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 12th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,626 relinquished on the year.
In their last game, the Denver Nuggets walked away with a victory by a final of 113-97 when they played the New York Knicks. The Nuggets were able to corral 46 defensive boards and 18 offensive rebounds totaling 64 in this contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while recording 13 steals for the contest. The Knicks were called for 24 fouls for this contest which took the Nuggets to the free throw line for a total of 33 tries. They were able to knock down 27 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 81.8%. Concerning shooting from downtown, Denver buried 12 of 39 tries (30.8%). When this game wrapped up, the Nuggets ended up going 37 out of 98 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 37.8%. The Nuggets permitted the Knicks to convert 33 of 86 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 38.4% in this contest. They wrapped up this game 37.1% from 3-point land by going 13 of 35 and finished the game at 18 out of 27 at the free throw line (66.7%). Regarding rebounds, Denver permitted New York to grab 42 overall (6 on the offensive side).
Nikola Jokic ended up having an impact for the Nuggets in this matchup. He made 10 of 16 in the game for a rate of 62.5%, and added 12 rebounds. Jokic had 32 points in his 29:08 minutes of playing time and totaled 6 dimes in the game. One more player who was a determining factor for Denver was Michael Porter Jr.. He came away with 3 assists in his 25:26 mins on the hardwood, and he converted 7 of 12 from the floor. Porter wrapped this one up going 58.3% from the field while totaling 17 points and 6 total rebounds.
Denver has a mark of 44-22 on the season. As an offensive team, the Nuggets are connecting on 48.5% from the floor, which is 4th in basketball. Denver has accumulated 7,594 pts this year (115.1 per game) and they grab 44.8 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 26.9 times per contest (3rd in basketball) and they turn the ball over 13.5 times per contest. The Nuggets are committing 19.0 fouls every game while shooting 79.7% from the free throw line. The Nuggets on defense are ranked 8th in basketball in points allowed per game with 109.7. They relinquish 26.0 dimes and 41.0 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 27th and 1st in basketball. The Denver defense surrenders 36.3% on shots from behind the 3-point line (846 of 2,333) and opponents are converting on 77.3% of their foul shots. They have forced 14.1 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 46.8% from the floor (17th in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Denver
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