Free NBA Picks Today: Denver Nuggets vs Brooklyn Nets 3/12/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Denver Nuggets vs Brooklyn Nets 3/12/23
Sun 12th March 2023

The Denver Nuggets (46-21, 30-5 Home), the NBA’s top shooting team, host the Brooklyn Nets (38-29, 19-17 Away) on Sunday. Brooklyn narrowly defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 124-123 in overtime at Target Center on Friday. With 34 points, Mikal Bridges was the top scorer. Spencer Dinwiddie added 29 points and 11 assists. The Nets are sixth in the Eastern Conference.

Denver fell short on Friday at AT&T Center, falling to the San Antonio Spurs 128-120. Nikola Jokic had a triple double with 37 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists in the losing effort to lead the team. The Nuggets are the first seed in the Western Conference, 6.5 games ahead of the Sacramento Kings.

The teams are meeting for the first time this season. Denver won both matchups between the teams last season, the last of which was a 124-104 triumph at Ball Arena in February 2022. Jokic led the Nuggets with a triple double, recording 27 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists.

Kyrie Irving had 27 points, 11 assists, and three blocks in defeat. Nic Claxton and Cam Thomas, averaging 12.3 and 10.8 points per game, respectively, are leading the Nets in scoring this season. Claxton also has grabbed 9.1 rebounds per game.

Meanwhile, Royce O’Neale is dishing 3.7 assists per game.Jokic has supplied much of the Nuggets’ offense, averaging 24.5 points per game. Jokic has also tallied 11.8 rebounds and 10.0 assists per game, for which he ranks third and fourth in the NBA, respectively.

The Nets rank as one of the most accurate teams from the field in the league, third-best at 49.3%.The teams have split their last 10 matchups at Ball Arena (5-5).

Brooklyn is 5-5 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -2.9 (112.4-115.3). Denver has gone 7-3 over the last 10, scoring 115.3 points per game on average while allowing 112.9 (+2.4 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Mikal Bridges: 36.4 | 26.6 | +9.8
Cam Thomas: 8.8 | 14.1 | -5.3
Points per game:
Mikal Bridges: 29.0 | 18.7 | +10.3
Cam Thomas: 6.5 | 10.8 | -4.3
Rebounds per game:
Royce O’Neale: 8.5 | 5.0 | +3.5
Assists per game:
Spencer Dinwiddie: 7.8 | 5.6 | +2.2
Royce O’Neale: 2.8 | 3.7 | -1.0


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Thomas Bryant: 9.4 | 17.3 | -7.9
Rebounds per game:
Thomas Bryant: 3.6 | 6.2 | -2.6

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Denver Nuggets -9.5 (-105)

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