The Warriors are trying to wrap up their five-game road trip on a high note while the Nets are hanging on to playoff hopes when Golden State visits the Barclays Center to face Brooklyn on Wednesday night. The Warriors (12-39) have split the first four games of this East Coast trip, putting up fights against playoff contenders Philadelphia and Boston before beating Cleveland and Washington. The Nets, meanwhile, have won four of their last six and come in off a 119-97 win against the Suns on Monday.
Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Brooklyn is a seven-point favorite in the latest Warriors vs. Nets odds, while the over-under for total points scored is 225. Before considering any Nets vs. Warriors picks, check out the NBA predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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- Warriors vs. Nets spread: Brooklyn -7
- Warriors vs. Nets over-under: 225
- Warriors vs. Nets money line: Brooklyn -298, Golden State +242
- BKN: F Joe Harris has made eight of 16 three-pointers over the past two games.
- GSW: G Alec Burks is averaging 21 points over the past three games.
Why the Nets can cover
Brooklyn is 6-2 against the spread in its last eight games against Pacific divisions teams, and with Kyrie Irving (knee) out, Caris LeVert was in the starting lineup and had a career night against the Suns. The guard tied a career high with 29 points and had seven assists in his first start in three months. With Irving out, Spencer Dinwiddie is Brooklyn’s top scorer, averaging 21.3 points, and he has a team-high 6.4 assists.
The Nets are 28-25 against the spread over the last two years as a favorite, and Joe Harris is shooting 40.5 percent from three-point range and averaging 13.7 points per game. Centers Jarrett Allen and DeAndre Jordan combine for 19.1 points per game, and each averages 9.7 rebounds to tie for 15th in the league. The Nets are third in the NBA in rebounding at 47.8 per game.
Why the Warriors can cover
Even so, Brooklyn isn’t a lock to cover the Nets vs. Warriors spread. That’s because Alec Burks has become a reliable scorer for the Warriors, who are 18-11 against the spread when the teams have equal rest. Burks scored 30 against the Wizards on Monday, and he has averaged 17.2 points per game in his last five outings. D’Angelo Russell, who is Golden State’s top scorer at 23.8 points per game, is expected to return from a quadriceps injury amid trade rumors.
The Warriors are 9-8 against the spread in non-conference games, and they don’t commit too many turnovers and are fifth in the NBA in steals. They average 8.4 per game, with Draymond Green leading the team with 1.5. Green and Glenn Robinson III have been stepping up recently, with Green pulling down a team-high 6.4 rebounds and Robinson scoring 12.9 points per game.
How to make Warriors vs. Nets picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, with the simulations suggesting Russell’s return will provide a boost to the Warriors and LeVert will stay hot for Brooklyn. The model also has generated an against-the-spread pick that cashes in more than 50 percent of simulations. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.
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