When it comes to struggling teams heading into the All Star break there are few teams that exemplify this more then the Denver Nuggets and Brooklyn Nets who are 5-5 and 2-8 over there last 10 games respectively. While neither the Nuggets (21-31) nor Nets (13-39) look like they are headed in the playoff direction Denver might be able to pull out a miracle. While the Nuggets have a few minor guys out due to injury like Darrell Arthur the main injury of note is to Nets star starting point guard Jarret Jack. While he has been out a long time you can still see the tole it is taking on the team. As both teams are for the most part healthy they are playing some uptempo basketball as of late. Denver has a 29-21-2 over/under record while the Nets have a 16-13 home total over/under record setting the stage for some fast basketball. As tantalizing as all of the previous information is here is where the stats start to get us really excited. To start the total has gone over in 4 of Brooklyn's last 5 games. Looking at the offensive and defensive averages of both teams over there last 10 games they join together for offensive totals of 203 points while giving up 208.3 points on the defensive end. The 208.3 is an enticing number here as the lack of defense should get easily to the over in this game. One of the key characteristics we are seeing withing this bet is that it opened at 203 and has been inching higher ever since. Its clear where the money consensus is with this pick and its all piling in on the over. This pick is showing a grand total of 92% on the over side so we have to like the strength of this prediction as we rarely see this type of agreement across the board. The Nuggets will need to cover by -2 on the road here so it should be a close game with the Nuggets really pushing the action and setting up for a high scoring offensive affair. These two teams have not met forever a year now so there should be a lot of running and gunning as they play against each other for the first time in awhile. We can feel confident in our selection here and feel good about taking the over on this NBA game at 205.
Monday, February 08, 2016 7:35 PM
509 Denver Nuggets -2 Over 205
510 Brooklyn Nets +2 Under 205
509 Denver Nuggets Over 205
510 Brooklyn Nets Under 205
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Over 205 (2 Units)
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