The Brooklyn Nets will look to arrest their free fall when they face the struggling Denver Nuggets in NBA action on Sunday afternoon. The Nets (29-23), who have lost seven in a row and eight of 10, have won five of their last eight games played in Denver. The Nuggets (28-24), three-game losers, are 11-7 against Eastern Conference opponents. Denver is 13-10 at home this season, while Brooklyn is 17-10 on the road.
The Ball Arena tip in Denver is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET. The Nuggets are the eight-point favorites in Caesars Sportsbook’s latest Nets vs. Nuggets odds, while the over-under for total runs scored is set at 226. Before making any Nuggets vs. Nets picks, be sure to see NBA predictions and betting tips from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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- Nets vs. Nuggets spread: Nuggets -8
- Nets vs. Nuggets over-under: 226 points
- Money line Nets vs Nuggets: Nets +285, Nuggets -360
- BKN: Over bets are 5-0 in Nets’ last five games on Sunday
- DEN: Over bets are 7-1 in Nuggets’ last eight home games
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Why the Nuggets can cover
Guard Monte Morris has stepped up his game lately and is averaging 14 points and 4.8 assists over the past 10 games. During the meeting in Brooklyn last month, he scored 10 points, grabbed four rebounds and provided four assists. He is coming off a 19-point, four-assist effort against the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday. For the year, Morris is averaging 12.8 points, 4.2 assists, and 2.9 rebounds per game.
Newly acquired shooting guard Bryn Forbes stepped in and was productive. In Wednesday’s 108-104 loss to Utah, Forbes scored 26 points and two assists in 30 minutes of play. Over his last nine games, Forbes is averaging 10.2 points and, in two games against Brooklyn that year, he averaged 11.5 points, three assists, and 1.5 rebounds. In 49 games played this season, he is averaging 9.3 points and 1.4 rebounds.
Why nets can cover
Brooklyn has a roster many believe they can challenge for an NBA championship. Six players have double-digit averages, including point guard Kyrie Irving, who has hit double-digit points in 10 of 11 games. In Friday’s loss to Utah, Irving had 15 points and six assists. His best game was a 32-point effort in a loss at Golden State. In that game, he also had eight rebounds and seven assists.
Brooklyn is also powered by shooting guard James Harden, who is listed as questionable for this game. He missed Friday’s game with what was described as left hamstring strain. He is averaging 22.5 points, 10.2 assists and eight rebounds per game. If he can’t get there, playmaker Patty Mills will be looking to take over some of the attacking slack. He had 21 points, six assists and grabbed three rebounds in their last meeting with the Nuggets. For the season, Mills is averaging 13.8 points, 2.5 assists, and 2.1 rebounds per game.
How to make Nuggets vs Nets picks
SportsLine’s model leans on the total, projecting 230 points. The model also indicates that one side of the gap hits more than 50% of the time. You can only see the model choice on SportsLine.
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