The Brooklyn Nets will kick off their five-game road trip with a visit to San Francisco to take on the Golden State Warriors. The 29-19 Nets are in fourth place in the East and the 36-13 Warriors are second in the West.
Brooklyn lost to Denver on Wednesday, 124-118, in a game without Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and James Harden. Cam Thomas led the Nets with 25 points (8-of-14) off the bench. Patty Mills was the team’s second-highest scorer with 21 points (6-of-12).
On Thursday, Golden State beat Minnesota, 124-115. Steph Curry had 29 points (10-of-20) and Klay Thompson had 23 (9-of-16).
The two teams last met on Nov. 16 in Brooklyn. The Warriors cruised to a 117-99 win. Harden led the Nets with 24 points and Curry had 37.
On Saturday night, Brooklyn will be without Durant (sprained MCL), Joe Harris (ankle), and Paul Millsap (out). Day’Ron Sharpe (non-COVID illness) missed the game against the Nuggets and is day-to-day.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Golden State Warriors betting odds, spread, over/under
According to WynnBET, the Warriors are the six-point favorites over the Nets. Golden State is -250 on the moneyline and Brooklyn is +200. The over/under for the game is set at 231.5 points.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Golden State Warriors prediction
Brooklyn’s lost its past three games while Golden State has won its past four games. Irving will return to the lineup for the Nets after missing the last two games due to his vaccination status but it’s still hard to envision Brooklyn leaving Chase Center with a win.
If Curry and Thompson get hot from behind the 3-point line, it’s going to be a wrap. It’ll be yet another game where the Nets wish that they had Harris.
We’re taking the Warriors -6 and over 231.5 points.
Golden State 125, Brooklyn 111.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Golden State Warriors TV channel
The Nets-Warriors game will be nationally broadcast on ABC with the tip-off slated for 8:30 p.m. ET.
Brooklyn Nets schedule and upcoming games
Brooklyn will play four more games on the road before returning to Barclays Center on Feb. 8.
Feb. 1. at Phoenix
Feb. 2 at Sacramento
Feb. 4 at Utah
Feb. 6 at Denver