Nets vs Nuggets Prediction

May 8, 2021

The Brooklyn Nets and Denver Nuggets are two teams with championship aspirations in most seasons. Here, the Nuggets and Nets will look to bolster their title hopes with a victory over each other in one of the big games of the night. In this edition of NBA picks, we look at the Nets and Nuggets and provide our best bet for a game that is sure to be entertaining.

Brooklyn Nets vs Denver Nuggets Betting Pick

The Pick: Nuggets +4.5

This game will be played at 10:00 PM ET at Ball Arena

Why bet the Nuggets:

✅ The Brooklyn Nets have lost four straight games, all against playoff caliber teams. Without James Harden, the Nets' offense is still potent, but not quite as dangerous as it was. And without James Harden, the Nets aren't quite as sharp with their ball movement in each game he is out, which has hurt the role players on their roster.

✅ Nikola Jokic is always the most important player for the Nuggets. But Nikola Jokic is even more important in this game, as the Nets are a team that struggles to grab defensive rebounds. If Jokic can create second chances for players like Michael Porter Jr. and Facu Campazzo, the Nuggets are a much more dangerous team.

✅ Offensively, Nikola Jokic is going to present problems for the defense of the Nets. The Nets rank 24th in the NBA in defensive rating heading into this game. And the Nets lack a player on defense who is equipped to deal with the move set of Jokic. DeAndre Jordan is a little too aggressive as a shot blocker to defend Jokic and could find himself in foul trouble.

General Info About Denver Nuggets vs Brooklyn Nets

Where do the Brooklyn Nets play their home games?

The Brooklyn Nets play their home games at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. This is a relatively new venue in the NBA, as the Nets had previously played in New Jersey before their exodus to Brooklyn. Since the move, they have become one of the marquee franchises in the league and their arena has been the home to concerts and other major events.

Where do the Denver Nuggets play their home games?

The Denver Nuggets play their home games at Ball Arena in Denver, CO. In Denver, the Nuggets have a unique advantage in that there is some major altitude there. Because of that, visiting opponents for each game in Denver have to get accustomed to the oxygen and fatigue situations in a way that the home team does not during the season.

What is the key to Nets vs Nuggets?

The key to this game is going to be locking in and staying focused on the task at hand. During the NBA season, a game against a non-conference opponent can be extremely tricky. The team that can lock in and get stops is going to be in the ideal position to win this matchup and pick up an important win in the standings.

Nets vs Nuggets Predictions

When we make our predictions for each game between the Brooklyn Nets and Denver Nuggets, we look at a number of angles and numbers. Those areas help us predict things including who is going to win this game, how many points will be scored and how many points the winning side will come out ahead by. Those predictions are ideal for the point spread, over/under and moneyline betting markets.

Nuggets vs Nets Against the Spread Predictions

Betting on the Denver Nuggets and Brooklyn Nets against the spread is the most common way to bet on this game. In the ATS betting market, bettors are tasked with predicting how many points the winning side will win by. When backing the favorite, points are removed from their score, or points are added to the score of the underdog. The side with more points after the point spread has been applied is the winner when betting ATS.

Denver Nuggets vs Nets Over/Under Betting

The over/under betting market is all about how many points will be scored in games played by the Brooklyn Nets and Denver Nuggets. Sportsbooks will assign a point total to each game, and bettors have to decide whether they think the combined score will be over or under that amount. The offensive gameplan for each side is important to consider when betting on the over/under, as pace and

Brooklyn Nets vs Nuggets Moneyline Predictions

Moneyline betting is all about predicting which side is going to win a game in the NBA. When the Brooklyn Nets and Denver Nuggets take the court, there is a lack of familiarity that comes with an East vs. West matchup. The key for bettors looking to win in this market is to evaluate which side is in the best condition to win in that one particular contest. Injuries and motivation are key when deciding whether the Denver Nuggets or Brooklyn Nets will come out on top.

Nuggets vs Nets Odds

NBA odds are all about which players are available on each side. With NBA ball being all about star power, either of these sides missing one of the top players in the league for a portion of the season can greatly impact the chances of Denver or Brooklyn winning here. Home court advantage is another important factor to consider both in the regular season and the playoffs.

Live Streaming Nets vs Nuggets

Fans who want to see the Nets and Nuggets go at it can do so with ease thanks to the availability of live streaming services. NBA League Pass carries contests throughout the NBA during the regular season. And contests in both the regular season and postseason are available for streaming all season long through platforms like Hulu, YouTube TV and FuboTV. To find out if live streaming is available for this game, fans can visit the schedules for all of these streaming services to find out for themselves.

Jay Sanin
Jay Sanin is a sports writer and broadcaster from Albany, NY. He has covered sports betting and the gambling industry since 2013.