Denver Nuggets vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 1/12/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Denver (+2)
Barclays Center is the venue where and the Brooklyn Nets (5-6) will take on the Denver Nuggets (5-5) on Tuesday. Brooklyn opens this game as 2-point favorites. The total opens at 228.
The Denver Nuggets faced the New York Knicks and earned the victory with a final of 114-89 in their last contest. Denver finished the game having earned a 53.6% field goal percentage (45 out of 84) and knocked down 15 of their 35 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Nuggets made 9 of 12 shots for a percentage of 75.0%. In reference to hauling in boards, they compiled 43 with 8 of them being offensive. They also recorded 23 dimes for this game while earning 11 steals and 4 blocked shots. Concerning the defense, Denver allowed the other team to go 43.2% from the floor on 32 out of 74 shooting. New York recorded 19 assists and had 4 steals for this contest. Additionally, the Knicks snagged 36 rebounds (8 offensive, 28 defensive) and added 2 rejections. New York shot 76.0% from the charity stripe by making 19 of their 25 attempts. They buried 6 out of their 21 attempts from beyond the arc.
Nikola Jokić is a guy who was a factor in this matchup. He accumulated 22 points on 9 of 15 shooting. He played 30:04 minutes and also collected 10 boards. Jokić shot 60.0% from the floor and dished out 5 assists. Someone else that had an impact in this contest for the Nuggets was Gary Harris. He snagged 3 rebounds and also accounted for 2 dimes. He finished 60.0% from the floor in the game by connecting on 6-of-10 (14 points). When the final whistle blew, Harris was on the hardwood for 31:46 minutes.
Denver will play this contest with a mark of 5-5 on the year. They are averaging 116.5 pts per contest (5th in the league) while hitting 49.4% from the floor. The Nuggets are shooting 37.3% on 3-point shots (125 of 335) and 74.3% from the free throw line. As a team, Denver is collecting 42.7 rebounds per game and has totaled 271 assists on the year, which ranks 7th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 15.0 times per contest and as a squad they commit 20.8 fouls every game. When they are on the defensive end, the Nuggets are able to force 15.4 turnovers every game while drawing 22.7 fouls. The Nuggets defense is giving up a FG percentage of 47.1% (154 of 227) and they concede 41.0 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 22nd in the NBA in giving up assists with 264 surrendered so far this season. They are giving up 38.0% on 3-point attempts and they are 21st in the league in PPG from their opponents (112.8).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Brooklyn Nets took a loss by a score of 129-116 when they played the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Nets recorded 37 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 43 in the matchup. They rejected 2 attempts while getting 3 steals in the matchup. The Thunder committed 22 personal fouls in this contest which took the Nets to the charity stripe for 24 attempts. They were able to bury 20 of those for a rate of 83.3%. With regard to shots from beyond the perimeter, Brooklyn buried 10 of 34 attempts (29.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Nets ended up going 43 out of 85 from the field which gave them a rate of 50.6%. The Nets permitted the Thunder to convert 49 out of their 90 attempts from the field which had them shooting 54.4% for the matchup. They shot 38.5% from beyond the arc by shooting 15 out of 39 and finished the contest at 16 of 17 from the free throw line (94.1%). In the matter of cleaning up the glass, Brooklyn permitted Oklahoma City to snag 34 in total (3 offensive).
Kevin Durant was important for the Nets in this game. He made 11 out of 21 in this contest giving him a rate of 52.4%, which earned him 36 points. Durant pulled down 11 boards in his 37:40 mins of time on the court and had 4 dimes for the matchup. An additional guy that was important for Brooklyn was Caris LeVert. He ended up scoring 21 points in 35:32 minutes on the court by way of 8 of 17 from the floor in this game. LeVert wrapped this one up going 47.1% from the floor and also totaling 6 assists and 4 rebounds.
Brooklyn has a win-loss mark of 5-6 this season. As an offensive team, the Nets are connecting on 47.8% from the field, which is ranked 8th in basketball. Brooklyn has accounted for 1,304 points this year (118.5 per contest) and they average 46.9 boards per game. They are earning an assist 25.5 times per contest (11th in basketball) and they are turning it over 16.4 times per game. The Nets commit 19.5 fouls every game and they go 80.9% from the charity stripe. The Nets are ranked 22nd in the league in PPG given up with 113.0. The Brooklyn defense allows 35.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter (132 of 372) and their opposition makes 76.7% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 25.0 assists and 47.4 boards per game, which ranks 18th and 24th in basketball. They have forced 14.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.9% from the field (3rd in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Brooklyn (-2)
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