Nets at Nuggets 11/9/18 - NBA Picks & Predictions
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Brooklyn Nets vs. Denver Nuggets
NBA: 9:00 PM EST
Nov. 09, 2018
The Brooklyn Nets head to Mile High City on Friday to play an inter-conference NBA showdown with the Denver Nuggets. The Nets were victorious in their most recent outing 104-82 on Tuesday over the Phoenix Suns. Caris LeVert led the Nets with 26 points, while D’Angelo Russell scored 15. The win was Brooklyn’s second straight and kept them in fourth place in the Atlantic division.
Denver lost its second game of the season on Wednesday falling to the Memphis Grizzlies 89-87. The Nuggets were led by Gary Harris with 20 points, while Trey Lyles scored 16 and Jamal Murray 15. Murray handed out seven assists on a night after scoring 48 against Boston, but Murray could only hit 6 of 21 field goals on the night.
Caris LeVert leads the Nets in scoring with an average of 20.5 points per game. Ed Davis is the leading rebounder with an average of 8.5 rebounds per game. The second leading scorer and leader in assists is D’Angelo Russell with averages of 15.4 points and 5.1 assists per game. As a team, Brooklyn is shooting 45.9% from the field and 37.0% from three-point territory.
Jamal Murray leads the Nuggets in scoring with an average of 18.5 points per game. Nikola Jokic is third in scoring and leads in rebounding and assists with averages of 15.9 points, 9.7 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game. As a team, Denver is shooting 45.9% from the field and 30.8% from 3-point territory.
Recent Betting Trends:
Brooklyn is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 with Western Conference teams
The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Nets last 5 on Friday
Denver is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 at home
The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Nuggets last 7 overall
Free Betting Pick: Denver Nuggets -9.5
While the Nets have won two straight, Denver has enjoyed a strong start winning 9 of 11 and its second loss of the season Wednesday was by just two points. Denver has a very strong nucleus of talented outside and inside players in Jamal Murray and Gary Harris outside and Nikola Jokic down low. Final Score Prediction, Denver Nuggets win and cover ATS 112-100.