The Brooklyn Nets (13-11) travel to face off against the Golden State Warriors (10-14) on Saturday, December 16th. This game will be played at Chase Center. Both the Nets and Warriors will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 8:30 ET.
Nets vs Warriors
The Nets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their latest game against the Nuggets, Spencer Dinwiddie was the top scorer for the Nets’ offense, scoring 17 points and shooting 5/11 from the field. Cam Thomas put up 13 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as Brooklyn ended up losing the game with a final score of 124-101.
Overall, the Nets are 13-11 this season and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. At home, they are 8-5 compared to 5-6 on the road.
Brooklyn comes in with an overall ATS record of 17-6 so far this season. Currently, the Nets have a two game ATS win streak when they are favored, and they are 9-5 against the spread as underdogs.
The Warriors Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Warriors were defeated by the Clippers in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 121-113. Despite trailing at halftime by a score of 69-56, the Warriors picked up the win.
Coming into today’s matchup against the Nets, the Warriors have an overall record of 10-14 and are looking to snap their three game losing streak. In the Western Conference, the Warriors are currently in 11th place and are 5th in the Pacific Division.
So far, Golden State’s ATS record is below .500 at 9-14. Golden State has struggled to cover the spread in their last two road games and has an ATS record of 8-5 on the road, while it is 1-9 at home.
Nets Offense Breakdown
For the season, the Brooklyn offense is the 10th ranked unit in the NBA, at 116.2 points per contest. The Nets come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 14.5 made 3’s per game. A key to the teams offensive success is their ability to avoid turning the ball over. So far, Brooklyn is ranked 8th in fewest turnovers per game.
Warriors Offense Breakdown
The Golden State offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 11th ranked offense at 115.5 points per game. So far, Golden State is averaging 99.8 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Even though their effective field goal percentage in the NBA is on the lower side at 53%, the team’s commitment to an up-tempo playing style allows them to offset their less-than-ideal shooting figures.
Nets Team Defense
On average, the Brooklyn defense is giving up 114.3 points per game (18th). Right now, they are on a 2 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average.
In the terms of takeaways, Nets are causing 12.5 turnovers per game, ranking 8th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 12th in rejections, averaging 5.5 blocked shots each game.
Warriors Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the Warriors’ defense is giving up an average of 115.5 points per contest.
In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Warriors defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 53.8% while allowing 35.0% from downtown.
Key Players For The Nets And Warriors
Our projections for today’s game indicate that Cam Thomas will be the primary scorer for the Nets, with 16 points and going 6/14 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 22.7 points per game, in addition to 3.1 rebounds.
On the flip side, our predictions place Stephen Curry as the leading scorer for the Warriors. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 19 while also collecting 4 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 46% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 28.6 points per game.
Nets vs Warriors Trends
- When looking at their past five road matchups, Brooklyn has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 118 per game. The team went 2-3 overall in these games.
- Across the Warriors last ten home games, the team averaged 118 points per game while allowing 120. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 5-5, while going 2-8 straight-up.
- Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Brooklyn has an ATS mark of 5-5 while going 3-7 straight up.
- Over the team’s last three games as the favorite, the Warriors struggled vs the spread going just 1-2. However, they still had a straight up mark of 2-1.
The Nets come in as the underdog at +3.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.
As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 235 and our model has the Nets and Warriors finishing with a combined 221 points. Our pick is to take the under.
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