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Brooklyn Nets vs Denver Nuggets: Don Best NBA Odds & Trends for 5/8/2021

The Denver Nuggets (44-23) head into their game on May 8, 2021 as a 3-point underdog against the Brooklyn Nets (43-24). The game features an over/under of 232.

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How to Watch

Time: 10:00 PM EST
TV Channel: NBA TV

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Nets vs. Nuggets Betting Data

Nets vs Nuggets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Nets -3 -105 -115 232 -110 -110

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Nets Betting Data

  • Brooklyn has failed to cover the spread more often than not this season, going 32-34.
  • When they play as at least 3-point favorites, the Nets have a record ATS of 15-24.
  • Brooklyn typically hits the over, topping the point total in 37 of 66 games (56.1%).

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Nuggets Betting Data

  • Denver has a sub-.500 record against the spread this season: 32-35.
  • When the Nuggets are at least 3-point underdogs, they are 23-19 against the spread.
  • Denver has hit the over in 36 of 67 games this season (53.7%).

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Point Total Insights

  • In Brooklyn's matchups this season, the Nets and their opponents have exceeded Saturday's total of 232 points 32 times (47.8% of opportunities).
  • In 23 out of Denver's 67 games this year (34.3%), the competing teams combined for more points than the over/under in Saturday's matchup.
  • The over/under for the contest of 232 is 1.6 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Nets (118.5 points per game) and the Nuggets (115.1 points per game).
  • This matchup's point total is 7.6 fewer points than the 224.4 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • This season, the average total for Nets games is 233 points, one more than the over/under of 232 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 6.9 points separates this matchup's over/under (232 points) and the average total points bet in Nuggets' games (225.1 points) this season.

Previous Matchups

In their last 10 matchups, Brooklyn has won four games against Denver, while the Nets also perform better against the spread, putting together a 2-1 record ATS in those contests against the Nuggets.

Nets vs Nuggets in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/12/2021 Nets Nets -1.5 230.5 -122 102 Regular Season 122-116 BKN
12/8/2019 Nuggets Nets -4 213 -179 150 Regular Season 105-102 BKN
11/14/2019 Nuggets Nuggets -7.5 223.5 -357 284 Regular Season 101-93 DEN
2/6/2019 - Nets - - - - Regular Season 135-130 BKN
11/9/2018 - Nuggets - - - - Regular Season 112-110 BKN
11/7/2017 - Nuggets - - - - Regular Season 112-104 DEN
10/29/2017 - Nets - - - - Regular Season 124-111 DEN
  • 1/12/2021 DNP - Nets: Kyrie Irving; Nuggets: Michael Porter Jr.
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    Nets Players to Watch

    • James Harden leads the Nets in rebounds and assists. Harden averages 25.2 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 10.9 assists per game.
    • Kevin Durant is Brooklyn's leading scorer, tallying 28.0 per game while tacking on 6.9 rebounds and 5.1 assists.
    • Joe Harris leads the Nets in three-point shooting, making an average of 3.1 shots per game from beyond the arc.
    • Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan lead Brooklyn on the defensive end, with Irving leading the team in steals averaging 1.4 per game and Jordan in blocks averaging 1.2 per contest.

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    Nuggets Players to Watch

    • Nikola Jokic holds the top spot on the Nuggets leaderboards for scoring (26.4 per game), rebounds (10.9 per game), and assists (8.5 per game).
    • Jamal Murray makes 2.7 three-pointers per game, the most on the Nuggets.
    • Denver's leader in steals is Jokic with 1.4 per game, and its leader in blocks is JaVale McGee with 1.2 per game.

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    Injury Report

    Nets: Chris Chiozza: Out (Hand), James Harden: Out (Hamstring), Spencer Dinwiddie: Out For Season (ACL)

    Nuggets: Monte Morris: Out (Hamstring), Will Barton: Out (Hamstring), Zeke Nnaji: Day To Day (Ankle), Jamal Murray: Out For Season (Knee), PJ Dozier: Out (Adductor)

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