Denver Nuggets vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 3/19/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Sunday, March 19, 2023
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Denver (-3)
The Brooklyn Nets will play the Denver Nuggets at Barclays Center on Sunday. Brooklyn opens this contest as 3-point underdogs. The over/under is 232.
The Nuggets played the Pistons and earned the victory with a final of 119-100 in their last game. Denver ended the contest having earned a 52.8% FG percentage (47 out of 89) and buried 8 out of their 24 three-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Nuggets made 17 of 25 shots for a percentage of 68.0%. In reference to grabbing boards, they compiled 47 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 29 assists for this game as well as forcing the opposition into 17 turnovers and getting 9 steals. When talking about the defense, Denver let their opponent shoot 45.9% from the field on 39 out of 85 shooting. Detroit doled out 24 assists and had 8 steals in this matchup. Additionally, Detroit snagged 37 boards (13 offensive, 24 defensive) and had 7 blocks. Detroit went 55.6% at the charity stripe by making 10 of their 18 tries. They also made 12 of 27 tries from beyond the arc. When discussing fouls, the Nuggets walked away with 15 while the Pistons totaled 20 fouls.
Nikola Jokic is a player who played a role for this contest. He ended up scoring 30 points on 14 of 18 shooting. He played 34 minutes played and totaled 10 boards. Jokic finished the game at 77.8% from the field and also dished out 9 assists.
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Denver enters this matchup with a record of 47-23 on the year. They are averaging 116.9 points per outing (7th in basketball) while going 50.8% from the field. The Nuggets are shooting 38.7% on three-point shots (844 of 2,183) and 75.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Denver is snagging 43.0 rebounds per contest and has earned 2,046 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 2nd in the league in terms of passing. They turn it over 14.7 times per game and as a group are committing 18.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Nuggets have forced 13.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.8 fouls. They surrender 35.0% on 3-pointers while they are 13th in basketball in points per game allowed (113.0). The Nuggets defensively are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 48.1% (2,932 of 6,098) and they concede 40.3 rebounds per game as a squad. They are 18th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,813 conceded on the season.
The last time they took the court, the Nets took a loss by a score of 101-96 when they played the Kings. The Nets earned 38 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive boards totaling 41 for the game. They turned the ball over 6 times, while getting 8 steals for the game. The Kings were called for 17 fouls for the contest which got the Nets to the free throw line for a total of 23 shots. They were able to make 16 of the free throw tries for a rate of 69.6%. In regard to shots from 3-point land, Brooklyn buried 14 of their 39 tries (35.9%). Overall, the Nets ended up going 33 out of 80 from the field which gave them a rate of 41.3%. The Nets allowed the Kings to convert 32 of their 82 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 39.0% for the game. They went 31.7% from 3-point land via 13 out of 41 and ended up shooting 24 out of 32 from the free throw line (75.0%). When it comes to how they attacked the glass, Brooklyn allowed Sacramento to grab 57 overall (13 on the offensive glass).
Mikal Bridges was important for the Nets for the contest. Bridges had 23 points in his 35 minutes on the court and had 2 dimes for the contest. He knocked down 7 of 17 in the game for a field goal percentage of 41.2%, and had 4 rebounds.
Brooklyn has a win-loss record of 39-31 for the season. When it comes to offense, the Nets are shooting 49.1% from the floor, which is 3rd in the league. Brooklyn has accumulated 7,946 pts this year (113.5 per game) and they snag 40.3 boards per game. They are earning an assist 25.3 times per game (12th in the NBA) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.9 times per contest. The Nets commit 21.6 fouls per contest and they go 79.8% from the free throw line.
The Brooklyn defense allows 37.0% on shots from behind the 3-point line (844 of 2,283) and opponents are connecting on 76.3% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 23.2 assists and 45.3 boards every game, which is 3rd and 26th in the NBA. The Nets on the defensive end are ranked 12th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 112.9. They are able to force 13.8 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 46.1% from the floor (4th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Denver (-3)
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