Brooklyn
Nets
Stadium Barclays Center
30-34 Overall | EASTERN 7th
TEAM STATSPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Atlantic Division110.8111.4
Schedule
Regular season
Wed  4/1
vs
Detroit
POSTPONED
Fri  4/3
@
Indiana
POSTPONED
Sun  4/5
vs
Dallas
POSTPONED
Tue  4/7
@
Oklahoma City
POSTPONED
Thu  4/9
@
Milwaukee
POSTPONED
Sat  4/11
@
Chicago
POSTPONED
Mon  4/13
@
Cleveland
POSTPONED
Wed  4/15
vs
Milwaukee
POSTPONED
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

They were projected to regress next year with D'Angelo Russell and win 38 games. With Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan they are looking at 44+ wins and when Kevin Durant comes back next season they are at 50+ wins and an elite team in the East. There are 3 teams who have 50/1, 2% odds to win the championship. Our projection recommends not betting on them to win it all. Their 0.9% chance is #15 in the league. In simulations, they win the East 3.7% of the time and are not a good value at 12/1, 7.7%. The Nets are averaging 44.2 wins per sim which makes them a decent bet to win over 43.5 games. At -310 the Nets are a good value to make the playoffs with a 90.3% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 12/1, 7.7%. They win the division in 3.8% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #6 in the East.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Their 42-40 record last season was way ahead of what was expected of them. Their expected win percentage was just 44%. They were very good against the spread going 45-37 for (+430 profit). They went over 41 times and came in under 41 times. They are heavy favorites in their upcoming game vs the Minnesota Timberwolves. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

SHOOTING (WEAKNESS): This is a below average shooting team with a true FG% of 55.4% (#18 in League). Despite the weak shooting %, they still average more points per game (112.2) than expected (110.6). On the road they average 110.7 (109.1 expected), and at home 113.8 ppg (112 expected).

DEFENSE (STRENGTH): They are an above average defensive team holding opponents to 55 true FG% (#8 in League). They allow 112.3 pts per game vs an expected value of 112.4. They are allowing 113.3 (113.5 expected) on the road, and at home 111.3 ppg (111.2 expected).

REBOUNDING (BELOW AVERAGE): They are slightly outrebounded by opponents by 0.5 per game (#16 in league).

TURNOVERS (WEAKNESS): Their average turnover margin is -1.1 per game (#22 in league).

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Kyrie Irving who is projected to be the #7 Guard. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
31 Allen, Jarrett C6-1124304/21/19982Texas
21 Chandler, Wilson SF6-823505/10/198711DePaul
4 Chiozza, Chris PG5-1117611/25/19951Florida
33 Claxton, Nicolas PF6-1121504/17/19990Georgia
26 Dinwiddie, Spencer PG6-521504/06/19935Colorado
7 Durant, Kevin SF6-1024009/29/198812Texas
12 Harris, Joe SF6-622009/06/19915Virginia
11 Irving, Kyrie PG6-219503/23/19928Duke
6 Jordan, DeAndre C6-1126507/21/198811Texas A&M
00 Kurucs, Rodions SF6-922802/05/19981No College
22 LeVert, Caris SG6-620508/25/19943Michigan
9 Luwawu-Cabarrot, Timothe SG6-721005/09/19953No College
0 Martin, Jeremiah PG6-31850Memphis
13 Musa, Dzanan SG6-921705/08/19991No College
1 Pinson, Theo SG6-521211/05/19951North Carolina
17 Temple, Garrett SG6-519505/08/19869Louisiana State
2 Waller-Prince, Taurean PF6-721803/22/19943Baylor