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NBA Picks: Denver Nuggets vs. Brooklyn Nets

Jeff GrantContributor IJuly 18, 2016

NBA Picks: Denver Nuggets vs. Brooklyn Nets

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    The Denver Nuggets are hoping that Danilo Gallinari and Andre Iguodala can both return to the floor on Wednesday night, when they take on the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center, with the opening tip scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET.

    Sports bettors will find that the Nuggets are 2.5-point road underdogs in the NBA betting odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 198 in the market.

    Gallinari (illness) and Iguodala (neck) combine to average 30.6 points per game, but were unable to go in Tuesday's 109-108 loss to the Toronto Raptors as 1.5-point road underdogs.

    Let's take a closer look at this non-conference affair from a betting perspective, while offering an against-the-spread pick along the way.

Denver Nuggets

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    The Denver Nuggets have scored 102 or more points in 12 consecutive games. Furthermore, they've averaged 112.2 points.and won five of the last six games in this series.

    Sports bettors will find that the Nuggets are 10-4 against the spread in their last 14 games on zero days rest.

Brooklyn Nets

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    The Brooklyn Nets haven't won back-to-back games since winning three in a row from Jan. 18-23. Meanwhile, they've gone UNDER the total in four of their last five contests.

    Sports bettors will find that the Nets are 9-16-1 ATS when playing against a team with a winning record this season.  

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Denver Nuggets as one of their NBA betting picks on Wednesday night, as they've gone 5-2 against the spread as road underdogs of three points or less during the 2012-13 campaign.

    NBA Pick: Denver Nuggets +2.5 

     

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