Brooklyn Nets (15-12) at Golden State Warriors (14-12)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 8:30 pm (Chase Center)
The Line: Golden State Warriors +4 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Golden State Warriors play host to the Brooklyn Nets at the Chase Center on Saturday night.
The Brooklyn Nets have been in a bit of a rut as they've lost four of their past six games and they will be hoping to build some momentum after blowing past the Pacers in a 104-94 home win on Wednesday. Kyrie Irving led the team with 35 points and eight assists, James Harden racked up 19 points with 11 rebounds and five assists while Joe Harris chipped in with 17 points. As a team, the Nets shot 42 percent from the field and nine of 31 from the 3-point line as they dominated the first half and took a 31-point lead at halftime, before taking their foot off the gas in the second half where the Pacers rallied to keep the final scores respectable.
Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors have been in decent shape as they've won four of their past seven games and they will be aiming for a third straight win after taking down the Magic in a 111-105 home win on Thursday. Stephen Curry led the team with 40 points, eight rebounds and five assists, Andrew Wiggins added 21 points while Kelly Oubre Jr. chipped in with 17 points, 10 rebounds and four assists. As a team, the Warriors shot 46 percent from the field and 20 of 50 from the 3-point line as they looked to be in trouble after squandering an early 13-point lead to trail by as many as 11 points, before taking over in the third quarter where they outscored the Magic by 37-25. Kevon Looner and James Wiseman were both out with injuries and they are not expected back for Saturday.
Looking at the betting trends, the Nets are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a winning record and 1-6 ATS in their last seven road games. The Warriors are 7-1 ATS in their last eight Saturday games and 6-1 ATS in their last seven home games against a team with a losing road record.
Head to head, the under is 7-1 in the last eight meetings overall, the Nets are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Golden State and the Nets are 6-1 ATS in the last seven meetings overall.
DeAndre Jordan has been ruled out for Saturday for personal reasons, but Kevin Durant is clear to return to the lineup which is a major boost for the Nets who have struggled without him. The Warriors are the team in better form, but the last time these two teams met, it was a 125-99 win for the Nets. It's hard to split these two squads at the moment, but I think the return of Durant is the decider in this one.