In the last game to tip-off on ESPN, the Brooklyn Nets will continue their three-game road trip on Wednesday against the Utah Jazz at 10 p.m. ET. The Nets blew out the Jazz 130-96 at the Barclays Center on Jan 5.
The Nets are coming into the contest on a two-game winning streak. Brooklyn defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 116-112 on Tuesday night. The Nets have won four out of their last five games and are 8-2 in their last 10 contests. The Jazz are also riding a two-game win streak after beating the Chicago Bulls 120-95 on Monday. Utah has won three out of their last five games and are 5-5 in their last 10.
Can the Nets extend their winning streak on the second night of a back-to-back? We’ll go over some ideal picks on DraftKings Sportsbook centered around the game here.
Pick ATS: Nets +10
The line for Wednesday night’s game is currently set at an insurmountable 10 points, with the Jazz favored at home. The Nets will be trying to snap the Jazz’s 16-game home winning streak. But it will not be easy as Brooklyn does not have Kyrie Irving, who is out because of personal reasons. And Kevin Durant is still nursing his hamstring injury, therefore it will be up to Harden to shoulder the offensive workload.
On Tuesday night, Harden did not have one of his better shooting nights, but still found a way to notch 25 points and 17 assists. The Nets also received big-time performances from Jeff Green, Joe Harris, and Nic Claxton off the bench. They will need that against one of the best teams in the NBA.
The Nets have a record of 13-5 against the spread in their last 18 games and 9-1 ATS in their last 10 road games. Additionally, Brooklyn is 12-1 ATS in their last 13 games against teams from the Western Conference.
As for the Jazz, they have struggled recently against the spread with a record of 2-6 in their last eight games. When it comes to the Eastern Conference, Utah has a record of 15-4-1 ATS in their last 20 games. Utah is coming into this game with their team at full-strength, which is not good for Nets. It’s one thing to go against Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum, but its another to face Donovan Mitchell, Mike Conley, and Rudy Gobert. This season, Utah is 4-1-2 when they are favored by 10-points or more.
Over/Under Pick: U231
Since we do not have player props for the Brooklyn Nets, we are going to look at the point total for Wednesday night’s game. In regards to the Nets, the point total has gone over in six out of their last seven contests versus a team from the Northwest Division. But in their last five games, Brooklyn has failed to go over 231 points three games. As for the Jazz, the point total has gone under in four out of their six last games. But just like the Nets, Utah has failed to go over 231 points in three out of their last five games.
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