The Golden State Warriors (21-25) travel to face off against the Brooklyn Nets (20-28) on Monday, February 5th. This game will be played at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and televised on NBCS. The Nets are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Warriors are looking to get back on track from a loss to the 76ers. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.
Warriors vs Nets
The Warriors Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Most recently, the Warriors lost to the Hawks with a final score of 141-134. Alongside their straight-up loss, the Warriors couldn’t cover as +1.5 point underdogs. The over/under line entering this matchup was 246 points, and both teams achieved a total score that exceeded that line.
In their most recent five games, the Warriors are 2-3 and have an overall record of 21-25. When playing against other Western Conference teams, the Warriors are 12-19 and are 9-6 in non-conference games.
Golden State arrives with an ATS record of 22-23 for the season up to this point. Golden State has gone 10-17 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 12-6 when playing as underdogs.
The Nets Are Coming Off A Win
The Nets’ most recent game versus the 76ers saw Cam Thomas lead the Nets with 40 points while shooting 14/26 from the field. The Nets picked up a 136-121 win, and Mikal Bridges also added 23 points which was 2nd on the team.
Coming into today’s game vs. the Warriors, the Nets are 20-28 overall and are looking to get back to .500. Against Eastern Conference teams, they are 14-14 compared to 6-14 in non-conference games.
Brooklyn possesses a .500 ATS record for the season, sitting at 23-23 ATS. In their last five games as favorites, the Nets have not been able to cover the spread, and they are 14-16 against the spread when they are underdogs.
Warriors Offense Breakdown
The Warriors come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 119 points per game (7th).
When it comes to scoring, the Warriors are one of the best teams in the league, averaging 119 points per game, which is 7th in the NBA. On the road, their scoring output increases to 119.8 points per game.
Golden State is one of the top three-point shooting teams in the league, making an average of 15 threes per game (3rd). Overall, they are shooting 37% from beyond the arc (8th).
So far this season, the Warriors have outscored the NBA scoring average in 60.9% of their games. In terms of pace, Golden State is 9th in the league at 100 possessions per game.
Nets Offense Breakdown
Brooklyn has recorded an average of 114.6 points per game (18th) throughout 48 games games.
So far this season, the Nets have been a below-average scoring team, averaging 114.6 points per game (18th). At home, they have been slightly better, averaging 115.4 points per game.
Brooklyn is one of the fastest-paced teams in the league, ranking 24th in pace at 97.9 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Nets are 24th in the NBA at 46%.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Nets are 6th in both three-point attempts and makes. However, their three-point shooting percentage is just 36% (15th).
Warriors Team Defense
So far, the Warriors’ defense is ranked 22nd in the league at 118.8 points per contest. Inside the arc, the Warriors defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 55.0% and 36.2% from three-point territory.
Nets Team Defense
At this time, the Nets’ defense is positioned 16th in the NBA, permitting 115.4 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Nets squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 52.7% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 38.2% from downtown.
Key Players For The Warriors And Nets
The outlook for today’s matchup points to Stephen Curry as the primary point contributor for the Warriors, finishing with 27 points while maintaining a 9/19 shooting accuracy. During this season, he is delivering an average of 28.1 points per game, along with 4.4 rebounds.
On the opposing side, we anticipate Mikal Bridges to be the top scorer for the Nets. Our projection has him finishing the game with 23, and he is expected to secure 3 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 45.5%, and he is contributing 21.9 points per game on average.
Warriors vs Nets Trends
- Golden State has a 2-3 record in their last five road games. In this stretch, they averaged 124 points per game while allowing 123. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
- Across their ten previous home games, Brooklyn has an ATS mark of 2-8. Their straight up record in these matchups was 3-7 while averaging 110 points per game.
- Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Warriors have a straight up record of 0-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-1.
- In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Nets have a straight up record of 5-5 and an ATS mark of 3-7.
Not only do we have the Nets winning this one by a score of 113-110, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Nets at -1.5.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 237.5 and given that our model is projecting 223 points between the teams, we like the under.
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