Warriors open as NBA underdog vs Nets
Golden State Warriors vs Brooklyn Nets Odds
Brooklyn will look to improve on its 11-6 record on Friday when they host Golden State in NBA odds action at Barclays Center.
Brooklyn battles the Warriors, currently with a 11-7 mark (11-5-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 6-11 for the Nets and 11-7 for the Warriors. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
For bettors going with the Nets in this one, they were listed earlier as 6-point favorites on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 195 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Nets at No. 11 and the Warriors at No. 8 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 100-97 result in favor of the Nets.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Warriors rank No. 6 in the league with 44.7 per game. That compares with Brooklyn’s No. 15 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Brooklyn is the NBA’s No. 11-ranked team at 7.6 per game, while the Warriors rate No. 16 with 6.7 per contest.
Defensively, the Warriors feature the league's No. 18-rated defense on the road, giving up 100.8 points per game. Brooklyn, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Golden State, they were a 104-97 winner as they battled the Pistons on the road. The Warriors covered in the match as a 1-point underdog, while 201 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Warriors got a 27-point performance from Klay Thompson as Golden State ran past Detroit 104-97 on Wednesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Brooklyn was a 117-111 loser in its last match at home against the Thunder. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 228 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Brooklyn got 33 points from Deron Williams en route to a 117-111 loss at the hands of Brooklyn on Tuesday at Barclays Center.
Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 1-9
After playing Oklahoma City are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8
A few Warriors at Nets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Golden State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Brooklyn
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games when playing Brooklyn
Golden State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Brooklyn's last 7 games
Brooklyn is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Golden State
Brooklyn is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 6 games when playing at home against Golden State
Golden State at Washington, Saturday, December 8
Brooklyn home to Milwaukee, Sunday, December 9