Brooklyn Nets will host Utah Jazz in Monday’s action of the NBA 2021-22. The home side wants to continue with good displays and book another important victory. The visitors have also played very well lately, and they will search for a positive result on the away court.
Brooklyn managed to stabilize its form, and the hosts are on the right track to the playoffs. They want to continue in the same fashion and keep their confidence high. On the other hand, Utah tops its division, and the away side has the intention to stay there. They enjoy the winning streak and look forward to extending it.
Brooklyn Nets – Can they pick up where they left off?
The Nets can be happy with their recent displays since they lost only once on the previous six occasions. This good run saw them stabilizing their position in the playoffs zone despite remaining fourth in the Atlantic Division with a 37-34 record. On the other hand, Brooklyn needs to improve its home displays, as they win only twice in the last five games on the home court. Nevertheless, they go to this one after beating the Portland Trail Blazers 128-123 at Barclays Center in their most recent match. The Nets had an excellent 58.4 field goal percentage, with Kevin Durant dominating the game with 38 points, six rebounds, six assists, and one block for 38 minutes spent on the court.
At the same time, Kevin Durant leads Brooklyn’s offense throughout the season with 29.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, six assists, and a 25.73 Player Efficiency Rating. Kyrie Irving has produced 27.7 pts, 5.3 assists, 4.7 rebs, and 1.4 steals per contest, while Seth Curry contributes with 16.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 1.1 steals per game. Andre Drummond controls the paint with 9.6 rebounds per match, averaging 11.4 points. Regarding the selection issues, the Nets will have only one ahead of this game as Kyrie Irving is still unavailable.
Expected Line-Up: Goran Dragic, Seth Curry, Bruce Brown, Kevin Durant, Andre Drummond
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Utah Jazz – Will they continue their successful run?
The Jazz holds on to the pole position in the Northwest Division, being three wins ahead of the Timberwolves and the Nuggets. They are at a 45-26 record, and thanks to three straight victories, the visitors managed to keep the top spot. Utah heads to another trip after beating the Knicks 108-93 in their latest outing. They dominated the paint, having 12 rebounds more than their rivals. Besides that, Utah was at a decent 45.9 field goal percentage, while Donovan Mitchell led them to success again by scoring 36 points, eight rebounds, six assists, and a steal for 37 minutes in the game.
Donovan Mitchell has been the most productive player for the Jazz this season, with 25.9 points, 5.5 assists, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.5 steals per contest. Bojan Bogdanovic has contributed with 18.1 pts, 4.3 rebs, and 1.7 assists, while Jordan Clarkson produces 16.1 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per contest. Rudy Gobert is among the most dominant centers in the NBA, with 14.7 rebounds per match, also having 2.2 blocks and 15.5 pts per game. However, the Jazz will need to deal with shortened rotation in this game. Mike Conley, Bojan Bogdanovic, Trent Forrest, Danuel House Jr., and Udoka Azubuike are all listed out for this game.
Expected Line-Up: Jordan Clarkson, Donovan Mitchell, Royce O’Neale, Rudy Gay, Rudy Gobert
Expert Pick #1 – Brooklyn Nets +1 @-110
This game is going to be a very close one, but in my opinion, the hosts are closer to covering the number. Utah goes to its back-to-back trip without many injured players, and Brooklyn could take advantage of that. Therefore, I’ll take the hosts ATS as my first pick.
Expert Pick #2 – Over 229.5 @-110
Although the Jazz hasn’t been involved in many efficient matches lately, that’s not the case with their opponents. The Over cashed 14 times in Brooklyn’s last 19 games, and I expect the same outcome this time. Give me the Over as the second bet.
Expert Pick #3 – Brooklyn Nets Over 114 @-110
The Nets have improved their offensive work recently, and I believe they can continue in the same fashion. Although they’ll miss Kyrie Irving’s points in this game, I expect them to score at least 115 points on Monday evening. I’ll take it as the third pick at the same odds as the first two.