Brooklyn Nets vs. Golden State Warriors - 1/8/14
Golden State Warriors (24-13) at Brooklyn Nets (13-21)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets +6 -- Over/Under: 201.5 See the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors look to keep their hot streak going when they take on the Brooklyn Nets tonight.
The Warriors have now won 10 straight after cruising past the Bucks to a 101-80 win last night. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson didn't exactly shoot the lights out, scoring 15 points each and combining for 11 for 36 shooting, but David Lee scored 22 points and 18 rebounds on 10 of 12 shooting to lead the way. Beating the Bucks isn't exactly something to write home about, but the Warriors are still owners of the longest current win streak which elevates them to 24-13 overall and 13-9 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Nets have won three straight after taking down the Hawks by 91-86 on Monday despite playing without Deron Williams. Joe Johnson led all scorers with 23 points while Mirza Teletovic added 16 points off the bench but the key to victory was actually on the defensive end where the Nets limited Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague to just 16 points apiece on a combined 9 for 27 shooting display. With the win, Brooklyn improve to 13-21 on the season and 8-9 at home.
In ATS trends, the Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a win and 4-1 ATS in their last five road games, while the Nets are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games following a win and 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record.
Head to head, the Warriors are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall but just 3-8 ATS in the last 11 in Brooklyn.
The Nets have certainly been much better in their last three wins but Williams was seen in a walking boot and is expected to miss this game against the Warriors. With that being said, I can't go past the hottest team in the league to win yet another one by around nine of 10 points. Ride the Warriors until they lose.