Jokic, Nuggets set for matchup with the Nets

January 26, 2022 GMT

Denver Nuggets (25-21, sixth in the Western Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (29-18, third in the Eastern Conference)

New York; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Nets -1.5; over/under is 227.5

BOTTOM LINE: Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets visit the Brooklyn Nets. Jokic is seventh in the NBA averaging 26.2 points per game.

The Nets are 12-12 on their home court. Brooklyn is 6-0 in games decided by less than 4 points.

The Nuggets are 12-12 in road games. Denver is third in the Western Conference with 26.8 assists per game led by Jokic averaging 7.6.

TOP PERFORMERS: Patty Mills is shooting 42.3% from beyond the arc with 3.2 made 3-pointers per game for the Nets, while averaging 13.5 points. James Harden is shooting 43.8% and averaging 25.2 points over the past 10 games for Brooklyn.

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Jokic is scoring 26.2 points per game and averaging 13.9 rebounds for the Nuggets. Aaron Gordon is averaging 15.3 points and 5.8 rebounds over the last 10 games for Denver.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nets: 5-5, averaging 116.0 points, 45.8 rebounds, 25.1 assists, 6.8 steals and 5.0 blocks per game while shooting 48.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.6 points per game.

Nuggets: 7-3, averaging 115.5 points, 45.1 rebounds, 30.6 assists, 6.7 steals and 2.9 blocks per game while shooting 48.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.8 points.

INJURIES: Nets: Joe Harris: out (ankle), Kyrie Irving: out (ineligible to play), Kevin Durant: out (knee), Paul Millsap: out (personal).

Nuggets: Vlatko Cancar: out (foot), Will Barton: out (hamstring), Michael Porter Jr.: out for season (back), Jamal Murray: out (knee).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.