The Nuggets picked up pace in recent weeks. They secured seven victories in ten games. Now, the team comes from a back-to-back win versus the Pistons. Meanwhile, the Nets hit a speed bump following two losses in the hands of the Timberwolves and the Lakers, respectively.
This is their first meeting of the season after the December matchup was postponed. NitroBetting looks forward to a closely contested game from start to end. We share a detailed preview of the contest, featuring crucial team and player stats, the latest NBA betting odds, trends, and predictions.
Nuggets vs. Nets Game Information
📸 📸 📸 @CanonUSA— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) January 26, 2022
- When: Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 8:00 PM ET
- Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
- TV: NBA TV
- Radio: Altitude Sports Radio 92.5 FM (Nuggets) / Sports Radio 66 (Nets)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Nuggets (+1.5) / Nets (-1.5)
Why Bet on the Denver Nuggets?
Denver is slowly getting back on track. The squad looks confident after pulling off two wins against the Pistons. We expect the team to play tight defense in this matchup. The Nuggets limit opponents to 106.9 points (11th) per game. Although they can only limit teams to 46.7% shooting, we expect plenty of hustle from Nikola Jokic and Aaron Gordon on this end of the court.
Looking at the offense, the Nuggets pose plenty of threats to the hosts. They average 107.9 points (18th) per game. The team is exceptional from short and mid-range. The squad hits 55.7% of their two-point shots (second), helping the team achieve a 54.1% effective field goal percentage (third).
Will Barton is on the questionable list for Wednesday’s game. The guard has a hamstring strain that requires a few more days to fully recover. Bryn Forbes is next in line to take over the position.
Why Bet on the Brooklyn Nets?
The Nets are the fourth-highest scoring team in the league. They average 112.2 points per game on 47.4% shooting (second). They show consistency from the two and three-point range, hitting 54.2% (sixth) and 35.2% (13th) of their shots, respectively. Furthermore, the team displays good ball movement and end nights with an average of 25.6 assists (seventh) per game.
Head coach Steve Nash makes sure that the Nets remain solid on defense. Brooklyn limits opponents to 109.8 points (19th) per game but has an impressive shooting defense. They lead the league in opponent three-point percentage at 32.7%, while limiting two-point shooting to 51.4% (ninth).
Kevin Durant’s injury took a toll on the Nets’ performance in the last few weeks. The starting forward is not expected to return anytime soon, leaving his All-Star hopes down the drain. Kyrie Irving’s part-time status does not help the team in this contest either, which leaves James Harden plenty of responsibility.
Nuggets vs. Nets Betting Trends
- The Nuggets are 7-3 in the last ten regular-season road games (4-6 ATS).
- The Nuggets are 4-6 in the last ten regular-season games against the Nets (3-7 ATS).
- The totals went over in three of the Nuggets’ last five regular-season games against the Nets.
- The Nets are 2-3 in the last five regular-season home games (1-4 ATS).
- The Nets are 4-1 in the last five regular-season home games against the Nuggets (4-1 ATS).
- The totals went under in three of the Nets’ last ten regular-season home games against the Nuggets.
Nuggets vs. Nets Expert Betting Prediction
The Nets have the upper hand on paper. Home-court advantage is a huge plus for the team. However, inconsistency is the only factor that allows the Nuggets to close in. Nevertheless, they come into the game as favorites. On the other hand, the Nuggets start to look promising following their achievement in the last couple of days. The team can find a way to keep the pressure on. This means covering the spread is doable. Their winning chances are not off the table as well. The Nuggets also have a healthier core squad for Wednesday’s game.
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