Often inconsistent throughout this basketball season, betting on the Brooklyn Nets has been a tough proposition. Are they a playoff team in the weakened Eastern Conference? Without the services of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, are they simply capitalizing on their underdog status? This past week the Brooklyn Nets won three games and started to create momentum. Let’s explore if they can keep that going, and how the Nets can help build your bankroll.
Kyrie Irving put up a spectacular week. Memorably dissecting the Chicago Bulls and exploding for 54 points on just 23 shot attempts. While pointing to the sky afterward to honor friend and mentor Kobe Bryant, Kyrie looked to be back to his old tricks. As is the case with much of the Nets season, the happy times didn’t last long.
Kyrie fell awkwardly while grabbing for a rebound against the Washington Wizards. The point maestro has been diagnosed with a knee sprain and will be out for at least a week. Unfortunately, the Nets schedule doesn’t get any easier in the coming days.
How to Win on the Nets Odds for Their Upcoming Games
Brooklyn faces the Golden State Warriors, but then will have tough conference matchups with the Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers. Keep in mind the over has hit in 7 of their last 10 games. That trend should continue against a poor Warriors team that ranks just 23rd in defensive rating but 12th in pace. This match-up looks like a fast pace Nets win.
As they roll into the NBA’s second half, the Toronto Raptors have been impressive. When the Raptors lost Kawhi Leonard to free agency, not much was expected of the team up north entering 2020. Last year’s NBA Champions have proved to be a much tougher out than expected. The Raptors have the exact same record (36-14) at this point as they did with Leonard last year. More importantly for your betting account, Drake’s team has beaten the spread in 57% of games this season. With Kyrie out, wait until the spread hits double digits and bet on a Nets comeback in this one.
A revitalized Indiana Pacers squad then awaits the Nets at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Star guard Victor Oladipo returned from a lengthy injury layoff just last week, and immediately provided the team with a spark. The Pacers sit fifth in the Eastern Conference and are a strong 18-7 at home. That combined with Brooklyn’s woeful 8-15 showing on the road make betting on the Nets to win an arduous task.
Take a look at the total here, Indiana is just 26th in pace, making them one of the league’s slowest teams. The Nets will also struggle to score against the Pacers 8th rank defense. The under is the only bet to make in this one.