Brooklyn Nets (20-44) at Golden State Warriors (49-14)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -14 -- Over/Under: 230.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Golden State Warriors play host to the Brooklyn Nets at the Oracle Arena on Tuesday night.
The Brooklyn Nets have been in terrible shape as they’ve lost 11 of their last 12 games and they will be looking to snap a three-game skid after falling to the Clippers in a 123-120 road loss on Sunday. Caris LeVert led the team with a career-high 27 points and five assists off the bench, DeMarre Carroll added 20 points while Joe Harris chipped in with 19 points. As a team, the Nets shot 43 percent from the field and 19 of 45 from the three-point line but they just couldn’t hang on for the win despite leading by as many as eight points in the final three minutes. With the loss, Brooklyn dropped to 20-44 overall and 8-23 on the road.
Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors have been in great form as they’ve won eight of their past nine games and they will be gunning for a sixth straight win after escaping Atlanta with a 114-109 win on Friday. Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry each scored 28 points, Nick Young added 16 points off the bench while Klay Thompson chipped in with 15 points, but no other player finished in double figures. As a team, the Warriors shot 53 percent from the field and 11 of 31 from the three-point line as they escaped with the narrow win after seeing their 14-point lead in the fourth quarter cut to just two points with 20 seconds remaining. With the win, Golden State improved to 49-14 overall and 25-7 on the road.
Looking at the betting trends, the Nets are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games against a team above .600 and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following a loss. Meanwhile, the Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games, 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record and 1-5 ATS in their last six against the Eastern Conference.
Head to head, the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings, the under is 4-1 in the last five meetings and the Nets are 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings.
The Nets really don’t have anything to play for at this stage of the season while the Warriors will be eager to keep winning games to stay in the race for the top seed in the Western Conference. The Warriors haven’t quite been at their best in their last couple of games, but they have covered in four of their last five home games and I think they’ll make it look easy in this one.