Brooklyn
Nets
Stadium Barclays Center
2-0 Overall | EASTERN 5th
TEAM STATSPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Atlantic Division102.594.0
Schedule
Preseason
Thu  10/10
@
Los Angeles
W114-111
Sat  10/12
vs
Los Angeles
W91-77
Fri  10/18
vs
Toronto
TSN7:30pm
Regular season
Wed  10/23
vs
Minnesota
7:30pm
Fri  10/25
vs
New York
7:30pm
Sun  10/27
@
Memphis
6:00pm
Wed  10/30
vs
Indiana
7:30pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

Their odds to win it all are 40/1, 2.4% (#10). Their 1.7% chance is #12 in the league which is not high enough to be a good bet. In simulations, they win the East 6% of the time and are not a good value at 10/1, 9.1%. The Nets are averaging 44.9 wins per sim which makes them a solid bet to win over 43 games. At -310 the Nets are a good value to make the playoffs with a 92.8% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 12/1, 7.7%. They win the division in 4.2% 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 #8 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 SF6-823505/10/198712DePaul
33 Claxton, Nicolas PF6-1121504/17/19990Georgia
8 Dinwiddie, Spencer PG6-521504/06/19935Colorado
7 Durant, Kevin SF6-1024009/29/198812Texas
4 Ellenson, Henry PF6-1024001/13/19973Marquette
12 Harris, Joe SG6-622009/06/19915Virginia
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
--- Massinburg, C.J. G6-520204/14/19970Buffalo
13 Musa, Dzanan SG6-921705/08/19991No College
0 Nwaba, David SG6-521901/14/19933Santa Monica Coll. CA (J.C.);
1 Pinson, Theo SG6-521211/05/19951North Carolina
17 Temple, Garrett SG6-519505/08/19869Louisiana State
42 Thomas, Lance SF6-823504/24/19888Duke
2 Waller-Prince, Taurean SF6-721803/22/19943Baylor
9 Williams, C.J. SG6-523402/06/19902North Carolina State