Nets vs. Nuggets Odds, Picks and Predictions (May 8, 2021)

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The Nuggets don’t have much time to dwell on their Friday night loss to the Utah Jazz. The Brooklyn Nets are coming to town for a meeting with Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets.

Let’s take a deep dive into the different markets with our Nets vs. Nuggets betting pick, complete with the best odds, prop predictions, and analysis.

Nets vs. Nuggets Betting Prediction

Nikola Jokic is the frontrunner to win MVP and for good reason. He has been dominating as a point center and teams haven’t had any answer for him. The Nets are not known for their defense, but they will throw a few different guys at Jokic to try and slow him down.

It’s tough to know what to expect from Brooklyn here. They rarely have their full complement of players and that will be no different on Saturday night. James Harden is still nursing a hamstring strain that will likely keep him out until the playoffs.

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Nets vs. Nuggets Odds

Game lines courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook Colorado:

Spread: Nuggets +3.5 (-109) // Nets -3.5 (-112)
Moneyline: Nuggets +130 // Nets -155
Total: Over 232 (-112) // Under 232 (-109)

Bets We Like With A Nuggets Win

Nikola Jokic Over 26.5 Points (-113)

If you are looking to take any Nuggets-related bet, you are going to want to start with Jokic. Even when the Nuggets lose, Jokic puts up eye-popping numbers. He finished with 24 points on 9-for-11 shooting on Friday night with nine rebounds and 13 assists.

Again, it doesn’t matter if the Nuggets win or lose — Jokic is going to put up crazy numbers. He has been destroying sportsbooks all year long and we don’t expect that to change on Saturday night.

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Bets We Like With A Nets Win

Kevin Durant Over 28.5 Points (-116)

Kevin Durant hasn’t played in a ton of games this year, but he is a still a bonafide superstar. When he is in a rhtyhm, there isn’t much that defenses can do to slow him down. Durant will probably see a steady diet of Aaron Gordon in this game, but he should still be able to score 29 points or more.

Durant has scored 32 points or more in four of his last six games. He should be ready to go considering the fact that the nets last played on Thursday. The Nuggets are playing this one on a back-to-back.

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Nets vs. Nuggets Pick

Throw out the records when these two teams meet. This current version of the Nets has not played much together. Meanwhile, the Nuggets are still trying to figure out how all the pieces fit without Jamal Murray. Even though the are playing on a back-to-back, we like the Nuggets to take down Kevin Durant and the Nets in this one. Take the Nuggets getting the points and the over on Nikola Jokic’s points.

Pick: Nuggets +3.5

Mile High Sports, William Hill Sportsbook Colorado

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