Golden State Warriors vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 12/22/2020 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (+5.5)
Barclays Center is the site where and the Brooklyn Nets (35-37 last year) will play the Golden State Warriors (15-50 last season) on Tuesday. The spread on this game has Brooklyn as 5.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 228.
Golden State comes into this contest after finishing with a win-loss record of 15-50 last year. They turned it over 14.9 times per contest and as a team committed 20.1 fouls per game. As a unit, Golden State collected 42.8 boards per contest and earned 1,663 assists last season, which was 18th in the league in terms of passing. The Warriors shot 33.4% on 3-point shots (678 of 2,032) and 80.3% from the free throw line. They had an average of 106.3 points per game (28th in the NBA) while hitting 43.8% from the field. On the defensive end, the Warriors forced 15.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.1 fouls. They gave up 38.9% on shots from distance while they were 24th in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (115.0). The Warriors defensively gave up an opponent FG percentage of 47.6% (2,743 of 5,760) and they surrendered 46.5 rebounds per game as a team. They were ranked 13th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,698 surrendered last season.
The Golden State Warriors stepped onto the hardwood against the Los Angeles Clippers and ended up losing by a score of 131-107 in their last contest. Golden State ended the contest with a 46.8% field goal percentage (37 out of 79) and knocked down 11 out of their 38 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Warriors buried 22 of 27 shots for a rate of 81.5%. In regard to pulling down boards, they earned 35 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 25 assists for the game while earning 3 steals and 2 blocks. In terms of defense, Golden State allowed the other team to shoot 50.0% from the floor on 46 of 92. Los Angeles doled out 28 assists and 5 steals for the game. On top of that, the Clippers pulled down 47 rebounds (11 offensive, 36 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Los Angeles finished shooting 100.0% when shooting free throws by making 19 of 19 attempts. They also converted 20 of 44 tries from 3-point land.
Andrew Wiggins is one guy who was a factor in the game. He walked away with 21 points on 8 of 16 shooting. He was on the court for 32:21 and snagged 2 rebounds. Wiggins shot 50.0% from the floor and totaled 3 assists. Another guy that was a major factor in this contest for the Warriors was Marquese Chriss. He pulled down 10 rebounds and also had 2 dimes. He shot 60.0% from the field for this game by going 3-of-5 (10 points). When this game wrapped up, Chriss saw the court for 30:52.
Brooklyn had a win-loss record of 35-37 last season. The Nets committed 21.0 fouls per contest and they went 74.5% from the charity stripe. They earned an assist 24.5 times per game (15th in basketball) and they coughed up possession 15.3 times per game. Brooklyn scored 8,048 pts last year (111.8 per game) and they pulled in 47.9 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Nets shot 44.8% from the floor, which ranked 24th in the league. The Nets on the defensive end were ranked 19th in the league in PPG allowed with 112.3. They were able to force 12.8 TO's every game and allowed teams to shoot 44.6% from the field (5th in the league). The Brooklyn defense conceded 35.0% on 3-point shots (877 of 2,505) and opponents converted on 76.9% of their free throw shots. They allowed 22.6 dimes and 45.9 rebounds every game, which was ranked 3rd and 22nd in those categories.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Brooklyn Nets walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 150-122 against the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Playoffs. The Nets earned 32 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards for a total of 44 in this game. They also stuffed 6 tries while recording 5 steals for the contest. The Raptors earned 26 personal fouls for this contest which took the Nets to the free throw line for 33 attempts. They were able to make 25 of them for a rate of 75.8%. Concerning shooting from 3-point land, Brooklyn made 19 of 50 tries (38.0%). Overall, the Nets walked away from this one shooting 39 for 98 from the field which gave them a rate of 39.8%. The Nets allowed the Raptors to convert 56 of their 101 attempts from the field which had them shooting 55.4% in the matchup. They went 46.8% from three-point range by shooting 22 of 47 and ended up going 16 out of 22 from the free throw line (72.7%). In the matter of how they cleaned up the glass, Brooklyn permitted Toronto to snag 57 in total (12 on the offensive side).
Garrett Temple pitched in for the Nets for this contest. He converted 4 of 9 in this game for a field goal percentage of 44.4%, which earned him 10 points. Temple snagged 2 rebounds in his 31:31 of playing time and had 2 assists in the game. An additional guy that played a role for Brooklyn was Caris LeVert. He walked away with 35 points in 30:35 on the court by going 11 of 23 from the floor in the matchup. LeVert wrapped this one up going 47.8% from the field as well as earning 6 dimes and 6 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Golden State (+5.5)
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