Nets vs. Warriors Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for December 21 (Offenses Go Back and Forth at Barclays Center)

Larry Rupp
Brooklyn Nets vs Golden State Warriors prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Brooklyn Nets vs Golden State Warriors prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photos/Nick Wass
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Nets vs. Warriors Game Info

  • Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2022
  • Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • Venue: Barclays Center -- Brooklyn, New York
  • Coverage: NBA TV, YES, and NBCS-BA

The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Wednesday with 11 more games, including a battle between the Golden State Warriors and Brooklyn Nets. The Warriors rank 11th in the Western Conference with a 15-17 record, while the Nets check in fourth in the Eastern Conference with a reliable 19-12 record.

Golden State enters as a loser in four of its past five games after falling short in a 132-94 loss to the New York Knicks on Tuesday night. Meanwhile, Brooklyn extended its winning streak to six games in a row with a 124-121 win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday. Will that streak keep growing tonight?

Nets vs. Warriors Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: BKN: (-750) | GS: (+540)
  • Spread: BKN: -12.5 (-112) | GS: +12.5 (-108)
  • Total: 224.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Nets enter this contest as heavy home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 224.5 points, which is below average when compared to the rest of Wednesday's projected totals.

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Nets vs. Warriors Betting Trends

  • The Nets are 15-15-0 against the spread this season.
  • This season, 13 of the Nets' games have gone over the point total out of 31 chances.
  • The Warriors have gone over the point total 58.1% of the time this season (18 of 31 games with a set point total).
  • Brooklyn has a worse record against the spread when playing at home (6-9-0) than it does on the road (9-6-0).
  • Golden State has been better against the spread at home (10-4-0) than on the road (4-13-0) this season.

Nets vs. Warriors Prediction & Pick

The Warriors have been a mess without their leading scorer Stephen Curry healthy enough to suit up. Keep in mind Andrew Wiggins remains sidelined as well and Klay Thompson has also been ruled out for Wednesday's action. Golden State hobbles into Brooklyn with much less firepower than usual.

That bodes well for a Nets team that is dominating on both ends of the court. Brooklyn ranks eighth in offensive efficiency and is shooting 50.4% from the floor this season (No. 1 in NBA). It ranks 12th in defensive efficiency and is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of just 45.5% (No. 6 in NBA).

The Nets have won eight of their last nine home games and I feel comfortable trusting them tonight.

Final Score Prediction: Nets: 120 | Warriors: 110

Nets vs. Warriors Best Bet

It's surprising to see this total set at 224.5 when both teams enter averaging more than 113.0 points per game. The total has hit the over in each of Golden State's last five games and in each of its last eight away games. Injuries are causing role players to unsuccessfully take on bigger defensive roles.

The over has also cashed in five of Brooklyn's last six games. The Nets have given up at least 116 points to five opponents during that span, while the Warriors have scored at least 119 points in four of their last seven games. All signs point to a high-scoring battle going down at the Barclays Center.

Bet: Over 224.5 Points (-110)

Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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