Brooklyn Nets vs Denver Nuggets 5/8/2021 Spread Picks and Prediction
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Brooklyn Nets vs Denver Nuggets 5/8/2021 – The Brooklyn Nets are on a bad losing streak and hope to stop the bleeding heading to their next game. The Denver Nuggets are going to be their next opponent and this game will be on the road at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado. This inter-conference battle will happen this Saturday, May 8. NBATV will have television rights for this game and the live coverage starts at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time. NBA League Pass subscribers can also enjoy the game through an online live stream. Even with the home court advantage, the Denver Nuggets are the underdogs in NBA betting lines against the Brooklyn Nets.
Brooklyn Nets vs Denver Nuggets 5/8/2021
Brooklyn Nets vs Denver Nuggets 5/8/2021 Betting Odds
Brooklyn Nets Betting
The Brooklyn Nets are on a rough four-game losing streak and that pushed their record from the best record in the NBA Eastern Conference to third behind the Milwuakee Bucks. The Dallas Mavericks were their most recent opponents and that game ended with a final score of 109-113. Kyrie Irving had a 45-point night along with five rebounds and seven three-pointers while Kevin Durant dropped 20 points, nine rebounds and three assists while shooting 33% from the field. Jeff Green came off the bench with 11 points while Blake Griffin as the starting center tallied 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Players to watch: K. Durant PF 30 GP 27 GS 33.2 MIN 28 PTS 0.4 OR 6.5 DR 6.9 REB 5.1 AST 0.7 STL 1.2 BLK 3.5 TO 2.1 PF 1.5 AST/TO 26.57 PER
K. Irving PG 50 GP 50 GS 35.4 MIN 27.4 PTS 1 OR 3.9 DR 4.9 REB 6.3 AST 1.4 STL 0.6 BLK 2.5 TO 2.6 PF 2.5 AST/TO 24.57 PER
J. Harden SG 34 GP 34 GS 37.3 MIN 25.4 PTS 0.9 OR 7.8 DR 8.7 REB 11 AST 1.3 STL 0.7 BLK 4.1 TO 2.4 PF 2.7 AST/TO 24.98 PER.
Denver Nuggets Betting
The Denver Nuggets after a six-game winning streak have been off-tuned lately winning only once in their last three games. The Utah Jazz were their most recent matchup and lost that game by seven points, 120-127. Michael Porter Jr. was their best scorer and has been living up to his potential doing 31 points, six rebounds and four three-pointers. Nikola Jokic is still battling for the MVP plum with a near triple-double of 24 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds. Austin Rivers continues to be a good pick up for the team as he tallied 18 points and five three pointers coming off the bench.
Players to Watch: N. Jokic C 66 GP 66 GS 35 MIN 26.4 PTS 2.8 OR 8.1 DR 10.9 REB 8.4 AST 1.4 STL 0.7 BLK 3.1 TO 2.7 PF 2.7 AST/TO 31.23 PER
J. Murray PG 48 GP 48 GS 35.5 MIN 21.2 PTS 0.8 OR 3.3 DR 4 REB 4.8 AST 1.3 STL 0.3 BLK 2.3 TO 2 PF 2.1 AST/TO 18.36 PER
M. Porter Jr. SF 56 GP 49 GS 31.6 MIN 18.8 PTS 1.5 OR 6 DR 7.5 REB 1.1 AST 0.6 STL 1 BLK 1.2 TO 2.1 PF 0.9 AST/TO 20.48 PER.
Brooklyn Nets vs Denver Nuggets 5/8/2021 Betting Numbers
Brooklyn are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver’s last 7 games.
LaMarcus Aldridge PF Retired has retired
Will Barton SG Hamstring is out indefinitely
Brooklyn Nets vs Denver Nuggets Betting Picks
The Brooklyn Nets need to win this game and they are expected by the best sportsbook to prevail and stop the losing streak. The Denver Nuggets may have home court but the combo of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durand will be too much for them to handle.
Moneyline: It is an ML of +130 for the Nuggets in this game while the Nets are at -154 as the favored team.
ATS: 3.5 points is the ATS for this matchup as the Nets getting the -3.5 while the Nuggets are +3.5.
TOTALs: 232 points is the total for both teams to reach with the Nuggets the team under and the Nets are over.
Score Prediction: 128 – 123, Nets