The 2021-22 NBA season continues Saturday, January 29, with the marquee non-conference showdown at Chase Center in San Francisco, California, so we have prepared the best Nets vs. Warriors betting pick and odds.
Brooklyn and Golden State wrap up their two-game regular-season series. Back in November, the Warriors hammered the Nets 117-99 as small 2.5-point road underdogs. The Dubs are firm home favorites this time around, according to BetMGM Sportsbook.
The Nets hope to break out of their funk
The Brooklyn Nets (29-19; 18-29-1 ATS) extended their losing streak to three games following a 124-118 defeat to the Denver Nuggets this past Wednesday. The Nets also recorded their third consecutive ATS defeat, failing to cover as 5.5-point home underdogs.
With Kevin Durant (knee), James Harden (hamstring), and Kyrie Irving (medical protocols) all on the shelf, the Nets blew an 11-point lead from halftime. They allowed a whopping 42 points in the third quarter. Cam Thomas led the way for Brooklyn with 25 points on 8-for-14 shooting from the field, while Patty Mills added 21 points and six assists.
The Nets have dropped ten of their last 16 games, going just 4-12 ATS in the process. Both Irving and Harden should return to the lineup Saturday in California, while KD will remain sidelined for a few more weeks.
The Warriors eye their fifth consecutive W
The Golden State Warriors improved to 36-13 straight up and 27-19-3 ATS on the season following a 124-115 home win to the Minnesota Timberwolves this past Thursday. The Dubs extended their winning streak to four games, covering as 6.5-point favorites.
Golden State enjoyed a nice shooting night against the T-Wolves. The Warriors made 53.7% of their field goals and 58.3% of their 3-pointers. Stephen Curry led the charge with 29 points, eight rebounds, and six assists, while Klay Thompson added 23 points and four assists.
The Warriors are still missing Draymond Green (calf), Andre Iguodala (hip), and James Wiseman (knee). Golden State is the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference, trailing the top-seeded Phoenix Suns by three games.
- 4-12 ATS in the last 16 games overall
- 2-4 ATS in the last six outings as underdogs
- 7-2 ATS in the last nine home games played on Saturday
Brooklyn Nets vs. Golden State Warriors Pick
Without Kevin Durant, the Nets will have a mountain to climb at Chase Center. The Warriors have been one of the best defensive teams in the NBA all season, surrendering only 102.9 points per 100 possessions (1st in the league) on 42.5% shooting from the field (also 1st) and 32.5% from beyond the arc (also 1st).
On the other side, the Nets rank third in the NBA in the opponent 3-point percentage (32.9%) but surrender 110.4 points per 100 possessions (18th). With their best player on the sidelines, the Nets will struggle to cope with the Dubs, who have allowed more than 103 points only twice in their previous six outings.
Pick: Take Golden State Warriors -6.5 at -110
Both Brooklyn and Golden State prefer to play at a steady pace. While the Nets average 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes (10th in the NBA), the Warriors register 98.6 (12th). Still, I think they won’t combine for more than 230 points, especially if the Warriors continue with their top-notch defensive performance.
Eight of the last ten encounters between the Nets and Dubs have gone under the total, including four of the previous five. Their first duel of the season has seen 216 points on the scoreboard with the line at 223.0 points.
Pick: Go under 230.5 points at -110