Nets vs. Nuggets: Betting odds, point spread on BetMGM for Jan. 12

Nick Friar
·2 min read

The Brooklyn Nets play the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday, and if you’re looking to do some last-minute betting research, you’re in luck! We’ll give you the latest point spread, moneyline odds and over-under number, as well as the information you’ll need to make the smartest bet on BetMGM.

The game tips off at 7:30 p.m. and can be seen on YES Network.

Kyrie Irving (personal reasons) remains unavailable for Brooklyn, as do Tyler Johnson (COVID health and safety protocols), Nic Claxton (right knee tendinopathy) and Spencer Dinwiddie (ACL surgery).

The lines, courtesy of BetMGM

  • Point spread: Nets -1.5

  • Money line: Nets -115/Nuggets -105

  • Over-under: 231.5

  • Player over-under scoring props: Kevin Durant 29.5 (-125 O/-105 U) – Caris LeVert 20.5 (-115 O/-110 U) – Joe Harris 12.5 (-115 O/-110 U) – Jarrett Allen 11.5 (-125 O/-105 U)

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Advice and prediction

Much like the Nets, the Nuggets have been hit or miss this season — which makes them a prime bounce-back candidate for Brooklyn after a frustrating loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Although Denver is coming off back-to-back wins, they weren’t exactly tested by the 76ers — who were without both Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid — and regardless of how surprising the New York Knicks have been this season, a team like Denver comfortably knocking them off isn’t exactly an upset.

On top of those victories, two of Denver’s other three wins came against the Minnesota Timberwolves — who are the worst defensive team in the league and were without Karl-Anthony Towns.

Denver’s other win? Well, that came at the hands of a Houston team that didn’t have John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins or Eric Gordon.

Combine that with the Nets needing to respond after an embarrassing loss and Brooklyn will absolutely cover at -1.5 — which offers a better payout than the moneyline BetMGM set for the Nets winning outright (at time of publication).

The over on the point total is a good bet here, as well. The Nets may bring it a bit more defensively on Tuesday, but Denver can fill it up with the best of them. They’ve only been held under 115 points twice this season.

If you’re looking for a player scoring prop: Jarrett Allen is at a high cost, but he’s scored 12-plus ever game since the loss to the Wizards — dropping 19 on Rudy Gobert and 15 on Joel Embiid in the process.

Prediction: Nets 122, Nuggets 116

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