Warriors vs. Nets Tuesday Prediction
The 2020-21 NBA season tips off on Tuesday night when the Brooklyn Nets host the Golden State Warriors at 7:00 p.m. ET. With the Nets moving from a 5-point favorite to a 7.5-point fave, is Brooklyn the sharp play tonight?
501 Golden State Warriors (+7.5) at 502 Brooklyn Nets (-7.5); o/u 234.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
Golden State Warriors DFS Spin
Warriors No. 2 overall pick James Wiseman could start against the Nets in his NBA debut Tuesday night. "James is going to be our starting center before too long,” said Steve Kerr of Wiseman. “It might happen Tuesday. But clearly, he is our long-term starting center. When we feel he’s ready for that, we’ll put him out there.” It should come to no one’s surprise that Wiseman could potentially start in first-ever NBA game. The young center is extremely athletic and was drafted by the Dubs with the expectation to play and contribute as soon as possible. He’s worth drafting in standard leagues and should definitely be rostered in deeper leagues.
Brooklyn Nets DFS Spin
Joe Harris' ability to space the floor could raise the ceilings for Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant's play, according to coach Steve Nash. Since the 2017 season, Harris leads the league in 3-point percentage, knocking down 43.9% of his attempts. Opposing defenses will need to chase him around the arc whenever he's in, leaving lanes open for Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, and any of Harris' Nets teammates to attack the basket. “We call it gravity,” head coach Steve Nash said, according to The Athletic. “The defense is always going to gravitate towards him, which opens up space for playmakers. Making shots, that’s even more deadly.” Harris' spacing could improve the quality of looks for the Nets' top slashers, including Durant, Irving, and Caris LeVert.
Warriors vs. Nets NBA Prediction
The Warriors are 5-13 against the spread in their last 18 games in Brooklyn and are 1-5 against the number in their last six games versus the Nets. They’re also 17-35-1 at the betting window in their last 53 games following an ATS win and are 6-13-1 against the spread in their last 20 games coming off a win.
Meanwhile, the Nets are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game, are 7-3 against the number in their last 10 games as a home favorite and are 5-1 at the betting window in their last six games following a straight up win.
TUESDAY NBA PREDICTION: BROOKLYN NETS -7.5