Brooklyn Nets vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 8, 2021

A game after he put up 45 points in a 113-109 loss to the Mavericks, Kyrie Irving leads the Brooklyn Nets (43-24) on the road against the Denver Nuggets (44-23) on Saturday, May 8, 2021. The Nets are favored by 4 points in the matchup, which airs at 10:00 PM ET on NBA TV. The over/under is 231.5 for the matchup.

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Nets vs Nuggets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Nets -4 -110 -110 231.5 -110 -110

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Point Total Insights

  • Brooklyn’s games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Saturday’s matchup total (231.5 points) in 32 out of 67 opportunities (47.8% of matchups).
  • 23 Denver games this year (34.3% of its matchups) ended with a final score greater than Saturday’s over/under of 231.5 points.
  • The Nets average 118.5 points per game against the Nuggets’ 115.1, totaling 2.1 points over the contest’s total of 231.5.
  • The 224.4 points per game these two teams allow their opponents to score on average this season are 7.1 fewer than the 231.5 total in this contest.
  • On average, the Nets have seen a 233 over/under in their games this season, 1.5 more points than the over/under in this matchup.
  • Nuggets’ games have an over/under of 225.1 points this season, 6.4 points fewer than the total points bet for this contest.

Nets Betting Data

  • Brooklyn has failed to cover the spread more often than not this season, going 30-32.
  • The Nets’ record against the spread as at least a 4-point favorite is below .500 at 13-23.
  • Brooklyn typically hits the over, eclipsing the point total in 36 of 62 games (58.1%).

Nets Key Players

  • James Harden leads the Nets in assists and rebounds. He puts up 10.9 assists and 8.0 rebounds per game.
  • Kevin Durant paces Brooklyn with 28.0 points per game.
  • Joe Harris is the top three-point shooter for the Nets, knocking down 3.1 per game.
  • Brooklyn’s blocks leader is DeAndre Jordan, who records 1.2 per game. Irving leads the team averaging 1.4 steals a contest.

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Nets Last 10 Games

Nets Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Nets Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/6/2021 Mavericks 113-109 DAL Yes Away -3.5 222.5 -185 150 Regular Season No Under
5/4/2021 Bucks 124-118 MIL No Away +4.5 237.5 200 -250 Regular Season No Over
5/2/2021 Bucks 117-114 MIL No Away +1.5 235.5 120 -145 Regular Season No Under
4/30/2021 Trail Blazers 128-109 POR No Home +4.5 232.5 195 -250 Regular Season No Over
4/29/2021 Pacers 130-113 BKN Yes Away -16.5 246.5 -3000 1200 Regular Season Yes Under
Nets Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
5-5 3-7 4-6-0 233.4 117 116.4 -0.7 38%

Nets Injuries

Nets:

Chris Chiozza: Out (Hand),

James Harden: Out (Hamstring),

Spencer Dinwiddie: Out For Season (ACL)

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Nuggets Betting Data

  • Denver has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its games, going 31-34 ATS.
  • The Nuggets have fared well as a 4-point underdog, going 19-17 against the spread when they are at least 4-point underdogs.
  • Denver and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their games this year — 36 of 65 (55.4%).

Nuggets Key Players

  • Nikola Jokic is atop almost all of the Nuggets’ leaderboards by putting up 26.4 points, 10.9 rebounds and 8.5 assists per game.
  • Jamal Murray knocks down 2.7 three-pointers per game, the most on the Nuggets.
  • Jokic (1.4 steals per game) is the steal leader for Denver while JaVale McGee (1.2 blocks per game) is the block leader.

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Nuggets Last 10 Games

Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Nuggets Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/7/2021 Jazz 127-120 UTA No Away +1.5 246.5 100 -120 Regular Season No Over
5/5/2021 Knicks 113-97 DEN Yes Home -13.5 214.5 Regular Season Yes Under
5/3/2021 Lakers 93-89 LAL No Away +11.5 185.5 2500 -10000 Regular Season Yes Under
5/1/2021 Clippers 110-104 DEN No Away +1.5 206.5 -105 -115 Regular Season Yes Over
4/29/2021 Raptors 121-111 DEN Yes Home -4.5 220.5 -250 195 Regular Season Yes Over
Nuggets Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
7-3 6-4 5-5-0 219.8 111.9 107.9 +2.5 38.1%

Nuggets Injuries

Nuggets:

Monte Morris: Out (Hamstring),

Will Barton: Out (Hamstring),

Zeke Nnaji: Out (Ankle),

Jamal Murray: Out For Season (Knee),

PJ Dozier: Out (Adductor)

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