Wednesday, January 19 2022

The Golden State Warriors put the best record in the NBA on the line on Tuesday. The Warriors are 11-2 this season, and Golden State visits the Brooklyn Nets in a massive early-season matchup. Brooklyn has improved to 10-4 overall this season after a run of strong play as of late. The Nets are 8-1 in their last nine games and are riding a three-game winning streak. 

Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m. ET in Brooklyn. Caesars Sportsbook lists Brooklyn as a 2.5-point home favorite, while the over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 220 in the latest Nets vs. Warriors odds. Before making any Warriors vs. Nets picks and NBA predictions, you need to see what SportsLine’s advanced computer model has to say.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $9,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 5 of the 2021-22 NBA season up over $900 on all top-rated NBA picks this season. It’s also on a stunning 113-75 roll on top-rated NBA picks against the spread that dates back to last season. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Warriors vs. Nets and just locked in its coveted NBA picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine to see the model’s picks. Now, here are several NBA odds and trends for Nets vs. Warriors: 

  • Warriors vs. Nets spread: Nets -2.5
  • Warriors vs. Nets over-under: 220 points 
  • Warriors vs. Nets money line: Nets -140, Warriors +120 
  • GS: The Warriors are 8-4-1 against the spread in the last 13 games 
  • BKN: The Nets are 7-7 against the spread this season
Featured Game | Brooklyn Nets vs. Golden State Warriors

Why the Warriors can cover

Golden State is known for its offense, with Stephen Curry as an early candidate for NBA MVP honors while averaging 28.1 points per game on elite efficiency. In fact, the Warriors lead the NBA in assists (29.5 per game) and 3-pointers (15.2 per game), and they are nearly impossible to defend. 

On top of that, the Warriors currently boast the NBA’s best defense. Golden State is allowing 99.3 points per 100 possessions this season, with top-three marks in field-goal shooting allowed, 3-point shooting allowed and defensive rebound rate. The Warriors lead the NBA in generating 10.6 steals per game, and Golden State is creating a turnover on more than 16 percent of defensive possessions. Teams are having all kinds of trouble producing quality looks against a smart, coherent defensive approach, and the Warriors round out their defensive attack with a top-10 ranking in free throw prevention.

Why the Nets can cover

Brooklyn is playing at a high level right now, and the Nets have two superstars to lean on in Kevin Durant and James Harden. After a slow start, Harden is flashing positive signs, including a 39-point, 12-assist effort on Friday, and Durant is averaging 29.6 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. As a team, the Nets lead the league in 3-point shooting (39.3 percent), with strongly above-average marks in field-goal percentage (47 percent), free-throw percentage (79.8 percent) and assists (25.1 per game). 

On the other end, the Nets are No. 2 in the league in 3-point defense, with opponents shooting just 31 percent against them. On the whole, Brooklyn is a top-eight team in defensive efficiency, allowing only 103.5 points per 100 possessions, and the Nets have the personnel to keep track of Golden State’s high-powered offense.

How to make Warriors vs. Nets picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, with the teams projected to combine for 214 points The model also says one side of the spread hits in over 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s Nets vs. Warriors pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Nets vs. Warriors? And which side of the spread hits in over 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Warriors vs. Nets spread you need to jump on Tuesday, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.  

Source: CBSSports.com

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