Tip-off: 0035, 06/02/2020
Stadium: Barclays Center
TV: Sky Sports
Golden State may find it tough to extend a run of eight straight head-to-head wins over Brooklyn but the Warriors can be competitive at Barclays Center.
Having struggled badly on the road for most of this season, Steve Kerr’s side now travel to the Big Apple in fine spirits on the back of big wins in Cleveland and Washington.
We’re snapping up 87/100 for the visitors with 8.5 points start on the spread for our first Nets vs Warriors prediction.
A Look At Brooklyn Nets’ Betting Odds
Brooklyn will be hoping to end their hoodoo in this match-up and protect seventh place in the Eastern Conference.
The Nets are 14-12 at home this term after Monday’s 119-97 triumph over Phoenix completed a hat-trick of wins at this venue.
With leading scorer Kyrie Irving sidelined by a knee injury, Caris LeVert stepped up to the plate, with 29 points matching his best ever total in a single game.
Head coach Kenny Atkinson beamed: “It was like the old Caris, how dynamic he was and athletic and moving great.”
Having struggled to make an impact off the bench, the feeling is that LeVert can continue to revel in getting more game time.
However, that may mean Spencer Dinwiddie has to take more of a back seat when it comes to shooting, so 17/20 for him to post under his average of 21.5 points appeals from the Nets vs Warriors odds.
The 26-year-old only scored 14 earlier this week and may again take on more of an organising role with Irving still absent.
A Look At Golden State Warriors’ Betting Odds
For the Warriors, all eyes will be on D’Angelo Russell following rumours linking him with a high-profile trade to Minnesota.
The 23-year-old shooting guard has impressed in an injury-ravaged Golden State line-up, averaging 23.8 points per game.
Those stats hold up over his past nine games and there is also no dip in terms of production when performing on the road.
Talk of a move is unlikely to have an adverse effect – if anything, it may even spur him on to sparkle while in the shop window.
“I am comfortable with being uncomfortable,” Russell told ESPN. “I understand the business side and what is going on. It is not nothing new.”
Russell will also be keen to do well against the Nets, one of his two former clubs.
With Brooklyn being moderate on defence, 17/20 for Russell to score over 23.5 points is worth adding to our Nets vs Warriors betting tips.
BROOKLYN 119-97 Phoenix
Washington 117-125 GOLDEN STATE
Head-to-head: Golden State 116-100 Brooklyn, Brooklyn 114-120 Golden State, Golden State 114-101 Brooklyn, Brooklyn 111-118 Golden State
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