Authored by NBA Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Basketball game on Tuesday Night December 23, 2014 at 7:30 PM EST.
The (12-15) Denver Nuggets of the Western Conference Northwest division will make the trip from the Queen City where they are playing Charlotte Monday to the Empire State to take on the (11-15) Brooklyn Nets of the Eastern Conference Atlantic division in 2014 NBA action. The team will play at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. This Sports Handicapper believes the Denver Nuggets will be in the 2015 NBA draft lottery, and wholesale changes are inevitable in the organization. The Brooklyn Nets are in second place in the Atlantic with a losing record. The betting line is not available for Tuesday Night’s game.
The 2014-15 Denver Nuggets have won their last two at home and will be playing their fourth game in five days. Denver is only 1-5 Against The Spread their last six on the road. Denver is also 2-5 AT their last seven meeting between the teams. Denver is 1-3 Against The Point Spread, going over the betting odds total once, under twice and have a push their last four NBA Expert Betting Predictions away from the Rocky Mountain State. Denver could be without their point guard Ty Lawson, who is questionable with a minor back injury. The Nuggets have given up 100 points or more their last four on the road. Denver beat Indiana on December 20th by scoring only 76 points, which is rare for their up and down style. Denver will probably be forced into the same kind of style at defensive oriented Brooklyn.
The 2014-15 Brooklyn Nets have lost three of four but beat Detroit 110-105 at the Barclays Center. The betting odds under is 12-3 Brooklyn last 15 overall. Brooklyn is giving up an average of about 98 points per contest to opponents and scoring a little over 96. Brooklyn is 3-3 Against The Point Spread, going over the betting odds total twice and staying under four times. New Brooklyn head coach Lionel Hollins has brought in a defense-first mindset to the organization, it worked for him in Memphis. Brooklyn needs to buy into this system, and they will have success, the talent is their.
Free Pick: Not Available.