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2021 NBA Handicapping
(15-14) Denver Nuggets vs. Brooklyn Nets (21-9)
Date: Sunday, December 19th
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
NBA Moneyline Odds: Nuggets | Nets – (Bet Now!) Moneyline is off as of posting
NBA Betting Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Total: OFF
Sunday, December 19th finds the Denver Nuggets facing the Brooklyn Nets in their first meeting this season. The Nuggets will host Brooklyn on February 6th.
Denver last played Friday in a 133-115 winning effort versus the Hawks while the Nets are on a back-to-back having lost 93-100 to the Magic on Saturday.
Last season, the squads played twice with the Nets taking both contests. The Nuggets hold the advantage all-time having won 50 times of the club’s 94 meetings.
Despite playing shorthanded the Nuggets jumped on the Hawks posting a 43-28 opening frame and never looked back. As per typical, the reigning MVP, Nikola Jokic led the way with 20 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, and three steals.
Denver dished 35 assists, scored 60 points in the paint, led fast break scoring 18 to 11, and scored 25 points off the Hawks 15 turnovers.
Bones Hyland led the scoring with 24 points (a career-high) along with four rebounds and two assists. The rookie was back in the rotation after serving a one-game suspension for violating team rules.
Monte Morris (21), Jeff Green (20), Aaron Gordon (16), and Austin Rivers (11) were the other double-figure contributors. It was Rivers’ first game back after missing eight games while in quarantine.
The Nuggets only have one player (Bol Bol) in quarantine but several others are nursing injuries or rehabbing for a return to the court.
JaMychal Green (ankle) and Markus Howard (knee) will be shorter absences, Jamal Murry (ACL) who is rehabbing while PJ Dozier (ACL) and Michael Porter Jr. (back surgery) are expected to miss the rest of the season.
While Steve Nash was already contemplating sitting Kevin Durant to rest his ankle versus the Magic, Brooklyn got hit with sobering news Saturday as their superstar became yet another Nets player who’ll enter health and safety protocols.
After just announcing Kyrie Irving would return and play road games the enigmatic point guard is also going into quarantine plus Day’Ron Sharpe so that brings the Nets total to 10 players in health and safety.
The 10 are KD, Irving, Sharpe plus James Harden, Paul Millsap (the following players were either listed as questionable Saturday or for Sunday): LaMarcus Aldridge, James Johnson, DeAndre Bembry, Bruce Brown, and Jevon Carter.
Presumably, that means those individuals were asymptomatic or have provided two negative PCR tests. Nic Claxton didn’t play Saturday and is questionable for Sunday while Joe Harris (ankle) is out indefinitely.
As for the match versus the Magic, Patty Mills led the scoring with 23 points but was 2 of 14 from deep. Rookie David Duke Jr. posted a double-double of 18 points and 14 rebounds (8 OR) while Blake Griffin (17) and Cam Thomas (15) were the other double-figure contributors.
Considering how shorthanded the Nets were they kept the match close winning the rebound battle (51-50) and had more assists (24 to 20). The difference in the game was the paint (54 to 46), and the charity stripe (13 to 8), all areas the Magic won.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Nets are 6-4 in the last 10 head to head
- The Nets are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings
- Over Under is 7-3 in the teams last 10 head to head matchups
Free Denver Nuggets vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Prediction:
Although the Nets could get players back for this match and have won several games shorthanded they did it with Durant leading the way and without him, this match should be an easy victory for the Nuggets.
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