Denver Nuggets vs. Brooklyn Nets Prediction, NBA Odds

Daniel Coyle | Updated Jan 26, 2022

The Brooklyn Nets will be seeking to halt their slide down the NBA Eastern Conference standings when they host the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.

Denver
48-34
AT
January 26, 2022, 8:00 PM ET
Barclays Center
Brooklyn
44-38
Pointspread -5.5 -110
Moneyline -218
Over / Under o +218.5

74%

Betting Action

26%

Pointspread +5.5 -110
Moneyline +179
Over / Under u +218.5

74%

Betting Action

26%

The Nets return to action in the wake of a 106-96 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers that extended their current straight up losing streak to two games, and dumped them into third place in the standings. The Nuggets arrive in Brooklyn gunning for a third straight victory after opening their current six-game road trip on Tuesday with a 110-105 win in Detroit.

The Nuggets opened as 2.5-point favourites to win on the NBA odds, with a total of 227.0.

Nuggets vs. Nets NBA Betting Odds

Wednesday night’s matchup marks the first of two regular season meetings between these clubs. The Nets have dominated in head-to-head action, winning and covering in five of six dates with Denver. That includes three straight victories on home hardwood.

High scoring has been commonplace in recent clashes. The teams have combined to score an average total of 241 points over their past two dates, extending a steady 9-3 run for the OVER.

While the Nets have regularly paid out against the spread, recent meetings have been close, with Brooklyn claiming victory by six or fewer points in each of their five recent wins.

The class of the East early in the season, the Nets have struggled since being forced to briefly pause their season just before Christmas due to COVID-19. Brooklyn has tallied consecutive wins just once during its current 6-9 run. In addition, the Nets lost six of eight on home court. They have covered the spread in just two of 18 home dates.

The Nuggets posted wins in both halves of their recent home-and-home with the Pistons. However, they have failed to cover in five straight overall contests, and three straight on the road.

Denver Nuggets

A two-game set with the Pistons proved to be a tonic for a slumping Denver defence. After allowing 125 points per game during a preceding 1-2 run, the Nuggets limited Detroit to just 108 points per game in their back-to-back wins. Nikola Jokic continues to be a force at both ends of the court. Jokic is coming off a 28-point, 21-rebound performance in Tuesday’s win in Detroit. He has now averaged 34.3 points and 13.8 rebounds over his past four outings. Jokic has also recorded double-doubles in seven straight road dates, and tallied 20 or more rebounds in four of his past 16 appearances.

Brooklyn Nets

The Nets followed up on a slow start with a meek finish in Tuesday’s loss to the visiting Lakers. Shooting just 42 per cent from the field, the Nets spotted LA a nine-point halftime lead and showed little fight during the Lakers’ 21-9 run to seal the win. The loss of Kevin Durant to injury has forced James Harden to carry the Nets attack. Harden has responded by recording triple-doubles in two of his past three outings, and has averaged 28 points over his past four home appearances.

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