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2021 NBA Handicapping
(43-24) Brooklyn Nets vs. Denver Nuggets (44-23)
Date: Saturday, May 8th
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Ball Arena, Denver Colorado
NBA Moneyline Odds: Nets -165 | Nuggets +140
NBA Betting Odds: Nets -3
NBA Betting Total: 231
Saturday, May 8th the Brooklyn Nets and Denver Nuggets play for the second and final time this season. Brooklyn won the initial meeting on January 12th by a score of 122-116.
Much has changed since that initial meeting with the Nets adding James Harden, Blake Griffin and some others while the Nuggets lost Jamal Murray to a season-ending torn ACL.
With the LA teams both recently struggling a bit this could be a potential NBA Finals preview.
Last season, the squads played twice with each team winning one of the matches. The Nuggets hold the all-time record having won 50 matches of the 93 played.
In the initial meeting between the clubs Jarrett Allen and Caris LeVert played a big role in the win but both have since moved on via trades. While the upgrades are considerable if one is sidelined due to injury (Harden).
After spending several weeks jockeying back and forth with the 76ers for the top ladder rung in the Eastern Conference the Nets hit a wall and have lost four games in a row to fall down to third with the Bucks now also ahead of them.
It’s a terrible time to be struggling with only a handful of games remaining. The teams beating them are all elite clubs (Blazers, Bucks twice and Mavericks), but when you’re the team considered to have the most superstar talent in the NBA and two of those players are on the court your team has to win those matches.
In the loss to the Mavs, Kyrie Irving dropped 45 points along with five rebounds, four assists, four steals, and two blocks. KD added 20 points, nine rebounds, three assists, a steal, and a block. Jeff Green scored 11 while Bruce Brown and Blake Griffin each chipped in 10 points but it wasn’t enough to best Luka Doncic and his undermanned Mavericks.
James Harden (hamstring) has missed 16 games and remains out. Chris Chiozza (hand fracture) is also out while Spencer Dinwiddie (knee) is lost for the season.
With the Lakers recent battles while missing LeBron it’s got the entire West looking at the ladder and trying to figure out where the best position to land is.
That might not be the wisest way to navigate the situation but on the other hand, avoiding the defending champs in the first round is a wise choice.
The Nuggets are jostling back and forth with the Clippers for the third and fourth seeds in the West and currently are in fourth after dropping their match on Friday to the Jazz.
Nikola Jokic offered a double-double of 24 points, 13 assists plus added nine rebounds, and a block but also had an uncharacteristic five turnovers.
Michael Porter Jr. produced 31 points while Paul Millsap chipped in 19 points and Austin Rivers added 18.
As for injuries, the Nuggets continue to be shorthanded on the wing and with playmaking as PJ Dozier (strained right adductor), Will Barton (right hamstring strain), and Monte Morris (right hamstring strain) were all out on Friday.
Zeke Nnaji (left ankle) was also out and Jamal Murray (ACL) is gone for the season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Nets are 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Nets are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 7-3 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Nuggets are 10-3 SU in their last 13 games.
Free Brooklyn Nets vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Prediction:
.Although this is the type of game Durant gets up for, the Nuggets who were on fire have lost two of their last three games so coach Mike Malone will want to nip this in the bud so Denver carries momentum into the postseason.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Nuggets +3
NBA Free Prediction: Nuggets 117 – Nets 113 (Bet Now!)
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