The Golden State Warriors (49-14) and the Brooklyn Nets (20-44) face off at ORACLE Arena. The Warriors look to prolong their five-game winning streak. Golden State opened as a 14-point favorite, while the games Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 230 points. Tip-off is scheduled for 10:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, and it can be seen on YES Network.
Brooklyn Nets at Golden State Warriors Odds Preview
In the Nets last contest, they lost a close one to the Los Angeles Clippers, 123-120. Brooklyn’s Caris LeVert had a good performance, leading the team in scoring with 27 points on 11-for-19 shooting. Los Angeles did an excellent job of converting from the charity stripe (25-30; 83.3 percent). Brooklyn, meanwhile, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 28.3 (above their season average of 21.7).
The Warriors hope to keep it rolling after defeating the Atlanta Hawks in their last contest, 114-109. Golden State rallied around Kevin Durant, who recorded 28 points and five assists. The Warriors knocked down 19 of their 22 free throws (86.4 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.601 (above their season average of 0.581).
Golden State could dominate on the offensive side of the ball as their high-octane offense squares off against one of the NBA’s worst defenses. The Warriors rank first in offensive efficiency, while Brooklyn ranks 23rd in defensive efficiency.
Of Brooklyn’s 64 games, 35 have finished under the projected point total, while 33 of Golden State’s 63 games have finished over the projected point total. The Warriors have the better straight up (SU) record (49-14 vs. 20-44), but the Nets hold the sizable advantage against the spread (ATS) (36-27-1 vs. 27-33-3).
These teams have already met once this season. In that game, the two teams combined to put up 229 points, just over the projected point total of 228.5. The Warriors won 118-111, but were unable to cover as 11.5-point favorites. Golden State’s effective field goal percentage was its biggest advantage over Brooklyn. The Warriors had a rate of 0.567 while the Nets posted a mark of 0.442. Stephen Curry recorded a double-double with 39 points and 11 rebounds.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Golden State Warriors Betting Prediction
NBA Tip: SU Winner – Warriors, ATS Winner – Nets, O/U – Over
- The Warriors rank ninth in steals per game (8.2) while the Nets rank last (6.2).
- Brooklyn ranks first in three pointers allowed per game (24.7) while Golden State ranks 14th (29.2).
- Brooklyn averages 12.9 second chance points per game, which ranks 11th in the league. Golden State ranks last in second chance points allowed per game (13.7).
- Brooklyn averages 43.8 points in the paint per game, which ranks 15th in the league. Golden State ranks 24th in points allowed in the paint per game (47.1).
- Golden State is 13-16-2 ATS at home, while Brooklyn is 20-13 ATS on the road.
- The total has gone under in 17 of the Nets 33 road games, while 16 of the Warriors 31 home games have gone over.
- In games where they hold opponents under 100 points, Brooklyn is 12-1 and Golden State is 13-2.
- The Warriors are 46-10 when they reach the century mark, while the Nets are 16-29.
- The Warriors rank first in fast break points per game (20.5) while the Nets rank 18th (10.3).
- Golden State ranks first in blocks allowed per game (3.5) while Brooklyn ranks 28th (5.7).
- The Warriors rank seventh in rebounds allowed per game (41.9) while the Nets rank last (46.5).
- The Warriors rank first in assists per game (30.5) while the Nets rank 12th (23.1).
- Golden State ranks eighth in points off turnovers per game (17.4) while Brooklyn ranks last (14.3).
- Golden State is 2-2-1 ATS with 3 unders and 2 overs in their last five games.
- Over their last five games, Brooklyn is 3-2 ATS with 3 overs and 2 unders.
- The Warriors average margin of victory in their last five games has been 13.2, up from 8.5 for the season.
- During their last five games, the Nets have scored an average of 110.8 points per game (5.0 above their season average) and allowed an average of 113.2 points per game (3.3 above their season average).