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Nets vs Warriors NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Brooklyn Nets at Golden State Warriors
- Where: San Francisco at Chase Center
- Date: Sunday, January 22nd
- Betting Odds GS -7, BKN +227 | GS -282 O/U 234.5
So far, the Nets have put together an overall record of 28-17, while going 21-23-1 vs the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 1-2 straight-up and 1-2 vs the spread.
Brooklyn is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Jazz. With the 117-106 victory, they also covered the spread as 4 point underdogs. Even though Brooklyn was trailing at the half, they managed to put themselves in position to win by evening the score heading into the 4th. Leading the team in scoring was Kyrie Irving, as he contributed 48 points while hitting 62.1% of his shots.
So far, the Warriors have put together an overall record of 23-23, while going 22-23-1 vs the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 2-1. Golden State is 3-0 vs the spread in these matchups.
The Warriors are coming off a 120-114 win over the Cavaliers. This win came despite entering the game as the 10 point underdogs. In the game, Golden State was able to hold on to their first half lead, as they led the Cavaliers by 5 going into the second half. Leading the team in scoring was Jordan Poole, as he contributed 32 points while hitting 43.5% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I Last year, the Nets saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Warriors, averaging 102.5 points per game. While the Nets struggled on offense in the series, the Warriors maintained their usual level of scoring at 113.5 vs Brooklyn. The ATS record across the previous 5 head-to-head meetings is 4-1 in favor of the Nets. In these matchups, Brooklyn has averaged 121 points per game, while allowing 111. In these contests, they averaged a combined 232 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 2-3.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 45 games, the Nets are averaging 113.6 points per contest, placing them 16th in the NBA. Coming into today’s game, the Nets will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 12.1 made 3’s per game. Not only is the Brooklyn offense struggling with their outside shot, but they are also getting to the charity stripe at a below average rate. So far, they are the 28th ranked team in made free-throws per contest.
Against the Warriors, the Nets will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 18th in points allowed.
Brooklyn will be relying on Kyrie Irving to provide a strong scoring performance in today’s game against the Golden State. Kevin Durant has been ruled out. So far this season, Durant has been the team’s leading scorer with an average of 29.7 points per game. Irving is 2nd on the team with 26.4 points per game, which places him 16.0th in the NBA. In 34 games, he has hit 48.3% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 5.1 rebounds per game.
Golden State will look to continue with their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 117.6 points per game (3rd). The Warriors come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 16.5 made 3’s per game. In addition to their strong outside shooting numbers, the team is playing at one of the fastest paces in the NBA, averaging 102.6 possessions per contest.
On the defensive end of the floor, the Warriors are giving up an average of 105.46 points per game, good for 3rd in the NBA.
Before getting a bet down on this matchup, be sure to check in on the health status of Stephen Curry who is 2nd on the team in scoring at 29.3 points per game. At the time of this article, Curry is listed as questionable. For the season, he is 1st on the team in usage rate and is 12th in the NBA in player efficiency rating. If he is able to play, Golden State benefit from having both of their top scorers as Jordan Poole leads the team and is 43rd in the league in scoring (21.3). For today’s matchup, he will going against a defense ranked 5th in points allowed to point-guards.
Nets vs Warriors Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Warriors -7
- Free Total Prediction: Under 234.5