Nets vs Warriors Odds and Predictions: The Brooklyn Nets are set to face a formidable challenge in Golden State Warriors at Barclays Center on 22nd December. Nets’ 2019 outing was peculiar with some strong performances and bitter losses whereas their opponents in the opener had one of the worst seasons in the club history.
Given that the sides have got a lot to ponder about, they would be looking to come out fresh and would start on a high. Looking at the preseason games, Nets outdid the Wizards in a tight contest whereas the Warriors looked confident after a win against Nuggets.
Nets vs Warriors Odds and Predictions: Drafted players
It seems like Nets are not the underdogs anymore with a star-studded roster in place for them. Given that they have a new coach in addition to signing Durant and Kyrie Irving for a four-year contract, they are set to have a big season this time.
During the draft, they got No.19 Saddiq Bey who was given to Detroit Pistons whereas pick No.55 Jay Scrubb was given off to Clippers.
The Nets in-turn received guard Landry Shamet who has averaged 9.3 points in the 2019 season for 76ers along with a 40.2% success in bucketing 3-pointers making him the perfect candidate. Even though Shamet was drafted in, it doesn’t necessarily mean that Joe Harris will be put in the free agency.
The Golden State Warriors were heartbroken even before the start of the NBA draft as they star player Klay Thompson suffered an ACL injury, implying that he would miss yet another season for the Warriors.
Given that they had a bad season in 2019, they were given the second pick in the draft. They were lucky enough to rope in Memphis center James Wiseman who is quick and is someone who can be groomed to be a star player over the years.
They went for Nico Mannion of Arizona, as the No.48 overall pick is set to debut for the Warriors this season. In the second pick of the final round, they were able to grab Justinian Jessup who is an accurate shooter and has averaged 12.3 points for his former side in 4 seasons.
Brooklyn Nets and Golden State Warriors' 2019 Form
The Brooklyn Nets would look back and wonder what went wrong for the side in 2019. Apart from the injury concerns and the pandemic setting in, they never looked like backing down without a fight.
Despite all the efforts, they had to face an early exit in the first round of playoffs. They started the season with a 1-3 record but went 9-6 in the month of November. Before the Corona crisis, Nets had gathered momentum and when the seeding games commenced, they won 5 out of 8 games.
They were 7th in the Eastern conference and drew the defending champions Toronto Raptors in the first round. The Nets stood no chance as the Raptors made a mess out of Nets’ campaign with a 4-0 victory.
The Golden State Warriors suffered one of the worst slumps in the 2019 campaign with the giant team failing to make it to the playoffs. They lost the services of Kevin Durrant and Andre Iguodala with things turning from bad to worse for the side.
They got off to an abysmal 4-16 start to the season and never seemed like recovering. Their final win-loss record stood at 15-50, failing to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2012 along with the streak of making it to the NBA finals ending.
They were 15th in the Western Conference and the off time would have done a world of good for self-introspection and redemption.
Nets vs Warriors betting predictions and betting analysis: Head-to-head
Head-to-head: Regular season (91 games): Nets – 37 wins, Warriors – 54 wins.
Playoffs played: 0
Previous meeting: Nets won 129-88 on 5th July 2020 in a home fixture.
Nets vs Warriors : Predicted winner
The clash between Nets and Warriors is expected to produce some high-quality basketball in the opening game of the 2020 season. The prediction experts are expecting a comfortable victory for the Nets over their opponents next Tuesday.
Smarkets have provided the Nets with the odds of 1.52 whereas the away team has been allotted odds of 2.26 as of now. This means that the Warriors need a special effort to go through in this encounter.
Another platform Bet365 have suggested an upper hand to the Nets with a -5.5 spread whereas the Warriors have got a +5.5 spread ahead of the game.
As per the odds of Oddschecker, Golden state are slightly lagging behind with 19/10 odds while the Nets are in pole position with 18/35 odds.