The Denver Nuggets (47-24) and Brooklyn Nets (39-31) meet Sunday at Barclays Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Nuggets vs. Nets odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
The Nuggets failed to cover the spread as 1-point favorites Saturday in a 116-110 loss at the New York Knicks. Denver blew a 13-point 2nd-half lead for its 5th loss in the last 6 games.
The Nets failed to cover as 3-point home favorites Thursday in a 101-96 loss vs. the Sacramento Kings. G Mikal Bridges scored a team-high 23 points for the Nets, who have lost back-to-back games after winning 5 of 6.
This is the 2nd meeting this season between these teams. Brooklyn covered as a 9-point road underdog in a 122-120 win as the Over (229) cashed last Sunday.
Nuggets at Nets odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 10:22 a.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Nuggets -130 (bet $130 to win $100) | Nets +110 (bet $100 to win $110)
- Against the spread (ATS): Nuggets -1.5 (-110) | Nets +1.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 227.5 (O: -112 | U: -108)
Nuggets at Nets key injuries
- G Ben Simmons (knee, back) out
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Nuggets at Nets picks and predictions
Nuggets 120, Nets 110
It is unlikely that Denver (-130) would lose to Brooklyn twice in 8 days, but the Nuggets’ spread is being offered at a better price. Lay the points and/or bet the total.
BET NUGGETS -1.5 (-110).
Denver would likely cover this short spread with a victory since it is only laying 1.5 points. The Nuggets are 12-10 straight up this season as an away favorite and 16-7 ATS in their last 23 games vs. teams with a winning record.
Brooklyn seems to be regressing toward the mean after winning 5 of 6 games and should struggle to beat Denver twice in 8 days.
BET OVER 227.5 (-115).
The Over is 4-0-1 in Denver’s last 5 games vs. teams with a winning record and 4-0-1 in Brooklyn’s last 5 vs. winning teams.
The Over has hit in 6 of the last 7 meetings between these teams in Brooklyn and Sunday’s matchup should be another high-scoring affair.
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