Nets on western swing in Golden State
The Brooklyn Nets and the Golden State Warriors have turned in OVER results on the NBA betting totals in each of their last five meetings heading into their matchup on Saturday night.
Brooklyn knocked off Golden State 102-98 as a 6-point home underdog on the NBA odds in the most recent game between the two teams on January 8. That improved the Nets to 4-6 both SU and ATS in their last 10 games against the Warriors since 2009.
The Nets will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 26-26 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Warriors are 25-28-2 ATS. Brooklyn is 27-23-2 against the total, while Golden State is 23-31-1 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 8-rated Nets taking on the No. 6-rated Warriors in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 97-90 win for the Warriors on Saturday.
Last time out for Brooklyn, they were a 105-99 winner as they battled the Jazz on the road. The Nets covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 204 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Joe Johnson went off for 27 points and added 2 rebounds leading Brooklyn over Utah, 105-99, on Wednesday at EnergySolutions Arena.
Last time out for Golden State, they were a 102-99 winner as they battled the Rockets at home. The Warriors covered in the match as a 1.5-point underdog, while 201 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. David Lee scored 28 points and added 14 rebounds for a double-double, leading Golden State over Houston, 102-99, on Thursday at Oracle Arena.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Golden State's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 103.49 PPG, against a Nets defense that ranks No. 12 at 99.5 PPG. The Warriors field goal percentage has averaged 45.77% so far, more than the Nets shooters have achieved on the year, 45.13% per game.
Brooklyn at Los Angeles, Sunday, February 23rd
Golden State at Detroit, Monday, February 24th