Nets vs. Nuggets NBA Prediction
The over has been a profitable play when the Nets and Nuggets clash, which will occur on Saturday night at 10:00 p.m. ET. That said, will these two teams combine to score enough points to hit the over of 231?
573 Brooklyn Nets (-3) at 574 Denver Nuggets (+3); o/u 231
10:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, May 8, 2021
Venue: Ball Arena, Denver, CO
Brooklyn Nets DFS Notes
Blake Griffin notched his second double-double of the season in a 109-113 loss to Dallas on Thursday, scoring 10 points to go with 10 boards, three assists, two triples and a steal. Blake is not nearly the rebounder he used to be, but he’s shown that he’s still capable of hitting the glass when he needs to. At best, he’s the fourth best player on this Nets team when healthy, so he knows that his role has diminished and has adjusted well in order to help his team (eventually) win games. Griffin even turned back the clock a bit with a nice left-handed dunk, and while the emphasis factor seems to have disappeared, it’s still great to see from the big man. He's too unpredictable to rely on this late in the fantasy season, though.
Denver Nuggets DFS Notes
Nikola Jokic dominated the Knicks on Wednesday, tallying 32 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, two steals, two swats and four turnovers across 29 minutes in a 113-97 win. Jokic set a new career-high for points in a quarter when he netted 24 on 8-of-9 shooting from the field and 8-of-10 at the stripe over his first 12 minutes, and in typical Jokic fashion, he deflected from his amazing performance during his postgame interview and instead heaped praise on head coach Mike Malone. "The guy gave me everything. The guy gave me the freedom," said the MVP candidate of his coach. "He led me. He showed me the way. And we built a great relationship... it’s more than basketball. It’s six years of building something together."
Nets vs. Nuggets Game Prediction
The over is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings between these two teams and is 23-11 in the Nets’ last 34 games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600. On the other side, the over is 6-2 in the Nuggets’ last eight games played on Saturday and is 5-2-1 in their last eight games when facing an opponent with a winning record.
NBA PREDICTION: NETS/NUGGETS OVER 231