Golden State Warriors vs. Brooklyn Nets Spread, Line, Odds, Predictions, Picks and Betting Preview for NBA Basketball Game
Golden State Warriors vs. Brooklyn Nets Game Information
Time: 7:10 p.m. ET
Venue: Barclays Center
TV Coverage: TNT
Golden State Warriors vs. Brooklyn Nets Moneyline, Spread, Total, and Odds
Moneyline: Warriors +250/Nets -310
Spread: (Open Nets -5.5) (Current Nets -7.5)
Total: (Open 228) (Current 232)
NBA Championship Odds: Warriors +2500/Nets +600
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Golden State Warriors vs. Brooklyn Nets News and Notes
After a short two-month break, the NBA is back just in time to be unwrapped before the holidays. The league is essentially trying to create a rivalry by pitting Warriors against the Nets on opening night, which is almost right out of a WWE playbook. Three superstars we haven’t seen in quite some time will be on the court Tuesday night.
Steph Curry, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Durant have all returned from their long rehabs, and the league is better because of it. Klay Thompson is already out for the season with a torn Achilles, and now Draymond Green has been ruled out due to a sore right foot. On the Nets front, they look particularly healthy with no injury concerns to their key rotation players.
Here are some head-to-head trends to keep in mind for this matchup:
- The total is on a 6-1 on the under
- Golden State is 1-5 ATS
- Brooklyn is 13-5 ATS at home
Golden State Warriors vs. Brooklyn Nets Preview and Pick
When betting on the NBA, you really have to stay alert because lines tend to move pretty rapidly. This game opened with the Nets as a 5.5-point favorite, but that’s now been steamed up to 7.5 on game day. The total also saw some movement from the open at 228 up to 232. The move to 7.5 was likely a response to the news three days ago that Green would be doubtful for the game, so that makes a bit of sense there. As for the total, the thought is that Golden State could look to be even more up-tempo with Green sidelined.
I tend to agree with that logic given as Eric Paschall might actually be more of a scoring threat than Green. Paschall benefitted from game-time experience last season with both Curry and Thompson. The former Villanova product was actually fifth on the team in scoring with 14 points per game. Green only averaged eight points per game, but he does a bit more for the team in terms of rebounding(6.2 per game) and assists (6.2 per game). The Warriors also added Kelly Oubre Jr. via trade after news of the Thompson injury. Oubre poured in 18.7 points per game last season with the Phoenix Suns.
Given the move already on the spread and the total, I’m not in love with chasing after the steam. Instead, I prefer to use that information to see if there are any derivative markets that have yet to be adjusted. FanDuel is offering Joe Harris’s points total at 11.5, and that number seems short to me. Harris is arguably the best three-point shooter in the league, and he should benefit from Brooklyn’s floor-spacing as Kyrie is always a threat to penetrate and kick the ball out. Harris has scored over 12 points in his last 13 games, and the Nets will need him to match Curry from beyond the arc particularly if the two-time MVP starts to heat up.
The Pick: Joe Harris Points Over 11.5