Kyrie Irving recently declared “its glaring” his Brooklyn Nets need to add more pieces in order to become an NBA title contender.
Brooklyn’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers marked the team’s ninth loss in their last eleven games. Clearly, change is needed. To be fair, the Nets have had bad luck, seeing many of their veteran players miss time with injuries. Yet, with Kyrie back in the lineup, you can be confident the Nets will at least be competitive.
The Nets loss to Philadelphia on Martin Luther King Jr. day puts the team further behind the eight ball. Now sitting at 18-24 on the season, and on the cusp of the playoffs, might General Manager Sean Marks follow Kyrie’s advice and add talent before the deadline? Keep an eye out for any trades involving Brooklyn, as they could have a major effect on betting on the team for the rest of the season.
The Nets Upcoming Schedule Gets Worse Before it Gets Better
A visit from Lebron James, Anthony Davis and the dangerous Los Angeles Lakers comes later this week. Playing against his old running mate, Kyrie and crew will be in tough. Betting on the money line could be a stretch here. With the public always betting so heavily on the Lakers, the spread could be pushed far too high. Take a look at the line before tip off and bet on the Nets to back door cover.
Weekend trips to Detroit are usually a fun occasion, and the Nets will face the Pistons on Saturday. Pistons star Blake Griffin is out indefinitely with knee injury, and rumors continue to swirl about big man Andre Drummond. Detroit is prime for a beating in this one, and the Nets will be well rested and ready to go. The floundering Pistons are one of the worst teams in the league against the spread. Look for Brooklyn to win by double digits.
On the second night of a back to back, the Nets travel to Madison Square Garden to play the Knicks. The sorriest of New York franchises, the Knickerbockers have won just two of their past ten games. They have the third worst shooting percentage in the league, and have been awful on both ends of the floor. Bet on the Nets to continue their winning ways at MSG.