Denver Nuggets vs Brooklyn Nets 1/12/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Denver Nuggets vs Brooklyn Nets 1/12/2021 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Denver Nuggets are on their way to play against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at 7:30 PM ET. Denver earned their back-to-back win after shutting down the New York Knicks at 114-89, Sunday. The Nuggets earned a 5-5 standing and settled in 4th place of the Western Conference Northwest Division. Center Nikola Jokic led Denver with 22 points while SG Gary Harris pitched in 14 points. Monte Morris and P.J. Dozier contributed 12 points apiece in the win. Jokic also led the rebounding and in assists with 10 & 5, respectively.

Denver dominated the scoring from the field over New York with a 53.6% to 43.2% shooting rate. The Nuggets were productive in their scoring from the rainbow territory with 42.9% efficiency, made 9 of 12 (75.0%) tries from the free-throw line, and topped the scoring in the paint with 48 to 42. Denver was also successful in controlling the board with 43 total rebounds (w/ 8 offensive boards) and led the assist department with 23 to 19. The Nuggets denied 4 attempted shots with 11 steals and won the battle in turnover with 12 to 16.

Denver Nuggets vs Brooklyn Nets Predictions 1/12/2021

The Brooklyn Nets surrendered their recent game on Sunday to the Oklahoma City Thunder at 116-129. After that loss, Brooklyn lessened their record to 5-6 with a .455 team-percentage and dropped to 4th place in the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division. Small Forward Kevin Durant led the Nets in scoring with 36 points and in rebounding with 11 boards while SG Caris LeVert chipped in 21 points in defeat. Center Jarrett Allen contributed 15 points and 10 rebounds while LeVert added a team-high 6 assists.

Brooklyn recorded a 50.6% (43/85) shooting rate from the field, but struggled in their shooting from beyond the arc with only 29.4% (10/34) efficiency, sank 20 of 24 (83.3%) tries from the charity stripe, and scored 56 points in the paint. The Nets out-rebounded the OKC Thunder, 43 to 34 with 6 coming from the offensive side of the court, and distributed 23 assists in the loss. The Brooklyn Nets’ defense ended up with only 2 blocks and 3 steals while losing the turnover battle with 56 to 66.     

Denver Nuggets vs. Brooklyn Nets. The NBA Pick for this outing is Brooklyn +1.5. The Nuggets ranked 5th in offense and 21st on defense while the Nets ranked 3rd in offense and 22nd on defense. Denver’s Small Forward Michael Porter Jr. (COVID-19 concern) and Brooklyn’s Point Guard Kyrie Irving (personal reasons) will not be playing in this match-up on Tuesday. The OVER is 4-1 in the Nuggets’ last 5 outings on the road and 4-0 in the Nets’ last 4 games at home. Brooklyn will take their revenge at home from losing two outings in a row. Final Score Prediction, the Brooklyn Nets will win and cover ATS at 118-109.

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Denver Nuggets vs Brooklyn Nets 1/12/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 7:30 PM ET

Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY

Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021


NBA Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn Nets +1.5

NBA Totals: 229.5

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