Denver still on the downswing?

The Brooklyn Nets are getting a big visit: Denver, the leader of the standings, is travelling from the West. The visitors are on a road trip through the East and first recorded a defeat in Toronto before recording a somewhat surprising victory at the bottom of the Eastern Conference in Detroit.

The dress rehearsal for the game against Brooklyn also took place against the Nets’ city rivals in the form of the Knicks. However, another defeat was recorded in the process.

Brooklyn Nets – Statistics & current form

Brooklyn is currently sixth in the East and would have booked the last direct ticket for the postseason with this placement. However, it will be a tough job to maintain this position, as Miami, for example, is breathing down the home side’s necks.

Moreover, the hosts are not very consistent at the moment. Only two wins from the last five games clearly show this. Brooklyn cannot rely on a home bonus at the moment either: The Nets have not won more than three of the last eight home encounters at the Barclays Center.

Denver Nuggets – Statistics & current form

The Nuggets have also not been in good form recently. Only a win in Detroit on the penultimate day of play ended a previous series of four defeats and within this dry spell, the team of head coach Mike Malone had to admit defeat to, among others, the upcoming opponent on home turf.

Even a monster performance of 35 points and 20 rebounds as well as a triple-double by Nikola Jokic with eleven assists could not change the defeat against Brooklyn. The game was emblematic of Denver’s current problems. The “Joker” regularly plays very well, but the rest of the squad is disappointing in comparison.

Brooklyn Nets – Denver Nuggets Tip

When the Brooklyn Nets and Denver Nuggets meet on 19/03/2023 from 8:30pm, the tip and odds are on a double-double by Nicolas Claxton on the home side. The centre has been reliable in scoring and rebounding recently.

The 23-year-old has recorded double-digit points and boards in three of the past five games. Moreover, the visitors are in shaky form. The league leaders have won only one of their last six games and are often unable to reach their performance limits at the moment.

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