Brooklyn Nets vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, 2/6/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Sunday, February 6, 2022
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
The Brooklyn Nets (29-23) are on their way to Ball Arena on Sunday where they will compete against the Denver Nuggets (28-24).
The Nets faced the Jazz and took a loss by a score of 125-102 in their last game. Brooklyn walked away from the contest with a 41.4% FG percentage (41 of 99) and converted 12 of their 34 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Nets made 8 of 11 tries for a rate of 72.7%. In relation to grabbing boards, they collected 42 with 16 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 25 assists for the contest while forcing the opposition into 5 turnovers and earning 10 steals. Pertaining to defense, Brooklyn allowed their opponent to shoot 56.5% from the field on 48 of 85 shooting. Utah distributed 50 dimes and had 33 steals for this contest. Furthermore, Utah pulled down 41 rebounds (9 offensive, 32 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Utah finished shooting 85.7% at the charity stripe by knocking down 12 of 14 attempts. They converted 17 out of their 38 shots from beyond the arc. Regarding fouls, the Nets walked away with 12 and the Jazz racked up 16 fouls.
Cam Thomas is a player who came through for this contest. Thomas finished the game at 57.9% from the floor and totaled 4 assists. He played for 31 mins played and also collected 2 boards. He recorded 30 points on 11 out of 19 shooting.
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Brooklyn will play this game with a mark of 29-23 for the campaign. They have an average of 111.4 pts per contest (10th in the league) while going 47.1% from the field. The Nets are shooting 35.3% on shots from beyond the arc (578 of 1,639) and 81.8% from the free throw line. As a team, Brooklyn is collecting 45.1 boards per contest and has earned 1,318 assists on the season, which is 10th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They are giving up possession 14.0 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 19.8 personal fouls every game.
When they are on the defensive end, the Nets are forcing their opponents into 13.0 turnovers per game while drawing 19.3 fouls. They are currently ranked 6th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,217 relinquished for the year. The Nets defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 44.4% (2,103 of 4,732) and they concede 44.5 rebounds per game as a unit. They concede 33.1% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 19th in the league in points per game allowed (110.6).
In their last game, the Nuggets took a loss by a score of 113-105 against the Pelicans. In regard to attacking the glass, Denver permitted New Orleans to get 33 overall (5 offensive). They shot 32.0% from downtown by shooting 8 of 25 and walked away from this one shooting 21 of 23 at the charity stripe (91.3%). The Nuggets allowed the Pelicans to knock down 42 of 75 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 56.0% in this contest. Overall, the Nuggets ended up shooting 35 for 78 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.9%. When it comes to shooting from distance, Denver knocked down 19 out of their 41 attempts (46.3%). They were able to convert 16 of the free throw tries for a rate of 94.1%. The Pelicans committed 14 fouls in the game which took the Nuggets to the free throw line for 17 attempts. They coughed it up 15 times, while getting 9 steals in this contest. The Nuggets were able to collect 24 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards for a total of 31 in this matchup.
Nikola Jokic ended up having an impact for the Nuggets in this matchup. He made 7 of 10 for the game for a field goal rate of 70.0%, and accumulated 12 rebounds. Jokic racked up 25 points in his 35 minutes on the court and had 9 assists for this contest.
Denver has a win-loss mark of 28-24 this year. The Nuggets are responsible for committing 19.3 fouls per game while shooting 78.7% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 26.9 times per game (4th in the league) and they turn it over 14.0 times per game. Denver has accounted for 5,667 pts for the season (109.0 per game) and they pull in 43.1 boards per contest. As an offense, the Nuggets are connecting on 47.1% from the floor, which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The Denver defense gives up 34.0% on three-point shots (602 of 1,771) and opponents are making 75.4% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 24.5 dimes and 43.0 rebounds every game, which ranks 17th and 5th in the league. The Nuggets on the defensive side of the court are 12th in the league in points given up per game with 107.5. They are able to force 13.3 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.8% from the floor (24th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Denver
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