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Quinn Allen

by Quinn Allen in NBA Basketball

Updated Feb 13, 2021 · 6:35 AM PST

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Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors welcome the star-studded Brooklyn Nets to town on Saturday night. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire)
  • The Brooklyn Nets will visit the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night
  • Kevin Durant will finally return to the Brooklyn lineup after a week-long absence from the league’s health and safety protocols
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The Brooklyn Nets begin a five-game road trip out West on Saturday, February 13th, as they take on the Golden State Warriors, tip-off 8:30pm ET.

Steve Nash’s squad will be happy to get Kevin Durant back after a bizarre string of events that kept him sidelined for the last week. As for the Dubs, they’re looking for their third straight victory after beating Orlando on Thursday night behind Stephen Curry’s 40 points.

Revenge will be on Golden State’s mind after the Nets destroyed them on opening night in December, beating them 125-99.

Nets vs Warriors Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total
Brooklyn Nets -4 (-110) -176 Ov 243 (-110)
Golden State Warriors +4 (-110) +146 Un 243 (-110)

Odds taken Feb 12 at Fanduel

Can Brooklyn Build Off Strong Defensive Performance?

Offense has been the name of the game for the Nets this season. With an electric trio of Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving, it’s extremely tough for any team to stop three of the best scorers in the game.

But on the other end of the court, Brooklyn has struggled, currently sitting 26th in the NBA with a 114.2 defensive rating. However, their performance against Indiana on Wednesday was a massive step in the right direction. The Nets secured a 104-94 win while leading by 32 points at halftime. They held the Pacers to just 18 points in the opening quarter and just 12 in the second.

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Although Brooklyn ended up winning by only 10, it was still a very promising result from a defensive standpoint. Even though Indiana did struggle to shoot the ball efficiently, it was much in part to the Nets putting a focus on limiting their opponents to open looks.

Irving led the way offensively, dropping a team-high 35 points while going 17-for-17 from the charity stripe. If they can continue to play a more fundamentally sound game on both ends of the hardwood, Nash’s team could have a legitimate shot at a title.

With KD returning to the lineup against his former team in the Warriors, Brooklyn will be looking to replicate their last dominant outing against their Western Conference foes. They will be without DeAndre Jordan though, who is out for personal reasons.

Warriors Showing Improvement

After a dismal start to the season, Golden State has played a whole lot better over their last 10 games, where they’ve gone 6-4. The Dubs are shooting an impressive 42% from three-point range during that span as well. Curry went off for 10 threes on Friday against the Magic, while draining an averaging of 6.4 shots from downtown during his last 10 contests.

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Even with a more small-ball approach due to James Wiseman and Kevon Looney being out, it’s actually worked in their favor with Draymond Green playing center. He’s still playing his usual physical game while also serving as Steve Kerr’s primary facilitator.

Kelly Oubre Jr. looks to have found his footing too. The former Sun torched Dallas for a career-high 40 points last week, while also putting up 24 against the Spurs just a few days ago. He’s currently the Warriors’ third-best scorer, averaging 13.8 points per night.

Golden State will certainly be looking to find their hot hand against Brooklyn, having attempted a ridiculous 50 threes vs. Orlando on Friday. If Curry finds a rhythm from long range, watch out because it could end up being a contest that goes down to the wire.

Best Bet

Brooklyn hasn’t been great ATS this season, going just 11-16. However, they broke their cold streak against Indiana, winning by more than the spread. As for the Warriors, they’re 13-13 ATS.

Arguably the best offensive team in the association, the Nets have hit the over more often than not, while Golden State hasn’t. But, the visitors have converted two unders in their last three games.

I do believe Brooklyn is a safe bet here to secure an ATS victory. With their entire core back in the lineup, it’s going to be a lot for the Warriors to handle, even though Kerr’s team does have a top-10 defense. Also, betting on the under is a good call because both teams aren’t scoring at their normal rate lately.

Pick: Nets -4 (-110) & UNDER 243 (-110)

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