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NBA Fantasy Basketball Picks Nets vs Magic
Dominate your competition with our NBA Fantasy Basketball Picks, create the winning lineup at Fanpicks.com. The Brooklyn Nets (21-52) travel to Florida to challenge the Orlando Magic (30-43) at Amway Center.
The struggles are undeniable for Brooklyn, but they have won two of their past three games. The most surprising win of the season for the Nets was in that span, as they conquered LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers 104-95. The loss in that stretch was equally as notable though, as they hung around with the Heat on the road. Even with the nice spell, Brooklyn is still having huge struggles. The Nets had lost nine of 11 before that period of time and there were talks bouncing around about resting Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young for the rest of the season. That possibility is still likely being discussed, as they need to get some youngsters developed in this ugly situation.
The Magic come into this match-up losing six of their last seven and the once promising season appears to be long gone. It’s the sad truth, considering this team was over .500 half way through the season. The Magic have a plenty to look forward too though, with all the young prospects that they possess. Players like Nikola Vucevic, Elfrid Payton, Victor Oladipo, Aaron Gordon, Mario Hejonja, and Evan Fournier will all progress and grow their skills further. They may very well be a top end threat next season.
The Orlando Magic should actually be a unique favorite here to win.
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Fantasy Basketball Daily Picks Nets vs Heat
Dominate your competitions with our NBA Fantasy Basketball Daily Picks Nets vs Heat create the winning lineup at Fanpicks.com. The Brooklyn Nets (21-51) play the host Miami Heat (42-30) at American Airlines Arena.
It’s difficult to get a read on this Brooklyn team, as they come into this game with a reasonable two-game winning streak. What’s even more surprising about those victories is who they came against, as they were versus two Eastern Conference playoff teams. That’s what can be baffling about the Nets, as they have the skill to play with anyone, but always fail to live up to their potential. The biggest problem with this team is the offense, as they hold the 27th spot in league scoring.
The Heat come into this match-up winning three of their last four, with the one defeat coming in expected circumstances. Miami played the powerful Spurs on the road in that one loss. San Antonio hasn’t suffered a loss in their home building all season. The key with the Heat is their defensive acumen, as they rank fourth in points given. Miami will have no issue slowing down this lackluster Brooklyn offense. That should be the difference maker in this game. Watch for Miami to be a double-digit favorite in this game.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets
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The Brooklyn Nets will host the Milwaukee Bucks this evening in the Big Apple at the Barclay’s Center. Fanpicks is proud to bring you this NBA Fantasy Basketball preview. Come play in our one of a kind and exciting March Madness Fantasy Bracket contests, the only ones in the industry at Fanpicks.com and with over 5 million dollars in giveaways and prizes the next 3 weeks.
The Nets are coming back from a tough stretch on the road, having lost 5 of their last 6. What’s really alarming is that the losses came against the some of the worst teams in the league. This game is ending a 9 game stretch where Brooklyn was on the road, recording a 3-6 record. It will be the 6th time they will face off against their old head coach Jason Kidd. Since Kidd’s trade in the summer of 2014, they’ve won only one game against him. The Nets have lost this year already twice to Milwaukee. They will need their offense to show some light since it’s really what’s been killing them, ranking 29th in the NBA in terms of scoring.
The Bucks come into this game hoping the NBA gods will allow them to make a serious run for a playoff berth. They’re on a 2 game winning streak and hoping to pull their 4th win in a row against the Nets. They need a lucky leapfrog of four teams for the 8th spot. They’re only however 6 points away with 16 games left in the season. Greg Monroe has been playing very well since his insertion lately in the starting lineup. They have a lot of potential in the future with excellent young players full of a talent and hard workers like Jabari Parker, Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo. The thing they will need to work on if they plan to make a serious run at a playoff bid is their road form. The Bucks have won only 8 games out of 24 away from home this campaign.
Utah Jazz vs Brooklyn Nets – 01/22/16 Preview
The Utah Jazz (18-24) look to establish some consistency on Friday night when they travel to Barclays Center to take on the hapless Brooklyn Nets (11-32). The Jazz are the odd favorites to win (line: -5.5). Here is the projected lineup:
After their loss to the New York Knicks this past Wednesday, the Jazz are now back in 9th place of the wide open Western Conference. The Knicks had the best of the Jazz in OT with a 118-111. Rodney Hood made 5 of 10 three pointers. Gordon Hayward led the Jazz that night with a solid tally of 29 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists while Trey Lyles finished the night with 13 points. Utah has struggled to find consistency this campaign, ranking 25th overall in offence.
The Nets have lost 9 of the last 10 games, the latest at home this past Wednesday night to the Cavaliers, 91-78. The Cavs were coming back from an embarrassing home loss to the Golden State earlier in the week on MLK day and were on fire, despite a solid 16 pts, 10 rebound double-double from Brook Lopez. Thaddeus Young added 14 points while Donald Sloan 12 points. Brooklyn is second last in the league in 3 pts shooting percentage, averaging only 31.8%.
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San Antonio Spurs vs. Brooklyn Nets
The San Antonio Spurs (32-6) will be hosted by the Brooklyn Nets (10-27) on Monday evening. Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy basketball competition. Play the most exciting contest, including the newest $25K Grand Action and Point Spread contests only at Fanpicks.com the premiere daily fantasy basketball
The Spurs come into this game with a seven-game winning streak and if they win here, they’ll match a season-high eight-game streak. The defense has been incredible all season, but it’s the offense that’s winning them games recently. They have scored at least 100 points in all eight of those games and are averaging 110 points per game in that span. What’s scary is that they have been regularly sitting starters and still winning games. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see them rest starters once again here, as they come into this game as a 14-point favorite against a Nets team that is falling apart.
Things are not going as expected in Brooklyn right now. Fans thought they would have a dynasty there a few years ago when they traded for all those big names, but they are starting to look like one of the worst teams in the NBA right now. Not only are they one of the worst home teams in the NBA, they come into this game losing four-straight. The recent struggles have caused some major stirs in Brooklyn, thus Coach Lionel Hollins and GM Billy King being fired on Sunday. It’s not just behind the scenes though, as the on-court product is simply not what fans expected. Joe Johnson is looking like a shell of himself and there’s no legitimate point guard on the roster to man the offense with the injury to Jarret Jack. Things are really bad in Brooklyn right now and it’s hard to imagine them getting any better against the Spurs on Monday.
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Brooklyn Nets vs. Detroit Pistons
The Palace of Auburn Hills is the scene for a Saturday night clash between the Brooklyn Nets (10-25) and Detroit Pistons (20-16). Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy basketball competition. Play the most exciting contest, including the newest $25K Grand Action and Point Spread contests only at Fanpicks.com the premiere daily fantasy basketball
If anything, the Nets will be happy to get away from Barclays Center this weekend, as the team has now dropped nine consecutive games at home. Their latest defeat came in a sloppy Friday night effort against the visiting Magic, where they fell 83-77. True to form, Brook Lopez remained a bright spot for the club, leading in points production with 17 while adding 8 rebounds and shooting 6 of 15 from the field. Joe Johnson added 13 points for a Brooklyn club that is struggling to find anything resembling an offensive rhythm in their 2015-16 campaign, where they rank ahead of only the Memphis Grizzlies and Philadelphia 76ers for third worst offense in the league, averaging only 96.4 points per game. The team returns to their home turf all next week for match-ups against the Spurs, Knicks and Trail Blazers.
The Pistons continue to make their case that they are indeed a Playoff calibre team coming out of the East, where they sit in seventh place following a 99-94 road victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. Reggie Jackson led Detroit in points with 24 while making 7 of 8 shots from the free throw line. Andre Drummond had 13 points on the night, but the NBA rebound leader had a rather subdued night off the glass with only 5 rebounds. Drummond is averaging a monster 15.7 boards this season. Stanley Johnson had a double-double off the bench with 11 points and 10 rebounds as the Pistons find themselves a vastly improved unit over last year’s lineup. Detroit play San Antonio, Golden State and Chicago all within the next week.
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Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets
The Toronto Raptors (21-15) will be hosted by the Brooklyn Nets (10-24) at Barclays Center on Wednesday evening. Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy basketball competition. Play the most exciting contest, including the newest $10K Grand Action and Point Spread contests only at Fanpicks.com the premiere daily fantasy basketball site
The Raptors will look to snap a two-game skid on Wednesday night. Their most recent loss came on Tuesday against the Cavaliers 122-100. Kyle Lowry led the team in the loss with 23 points (7-13 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 6-6 FT), 10 assists, four rebounds, two steals, and a block in 35 minutes. DeMar DeRozan pitched in 19 points (8-15 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-5 FT), four assists, and two rebounds in 35 minutes. DeMarre Carroll missed the game due to swelling in his right knee and his status for Wednesday is still up in the air. He missed nine games in December with bruising on the same knee so the Raptors may take it slow with Carroll and make sure he is 100 percent healthy before letting him take the court again. The Raptors have dropped their past two games against the Nets, but they have yet to play this season.
After defeating the Celtics to open the New Year, the Celtics were out for revenge in their rematch just two days later on Monday night, defeating the Nets 103-94. Thaddeus Young led the way for the Nets in the loss with 23 points (9-18 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 15 rebounds, two assists, two blocks, and a steal in just under 38 minutes. Joe Johnson pitched in 21 points (8-15 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six rebounds, and four assists in 35 minutes. During Monday’s game Johnson bruised his right quad and is listed as questionable for Wednesday. Rookie Chris McCullough sat out of Tuesday’s practice due to an illness while also nursing a knee injury. Head coach Lionel Hollins said McCullough is essentially “redshirting” the season. The Nets are endanger of losing their eighth straight game at home on Wednesday night.
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The Boston Celtics (18-15) will visit the Barclays Center on Monday to face off against the Brooklyn Nets (10-23). Dominate your competitions with our free to use RotoPicker tool, create the winning fantasy NBA contest lineups for Fanpicks.com
The Celtics had won four of five before Saturday’s 100-97 home loss to the Nets. Isaiah Thomas led the team with 24 points and six assists, Jae Crowder added 16 points while Evan Turner had 12 off the bench, but the undersized Celtics simply had no answer for the Net’s Brook Lopez who poured in 30 points on 11 of 24 shooting. Coming off a disappointing loss to the struggling Lakers, the Celtics really wanted to bounce back and get back into the winner’s circle but the second straight loss drops them to 18-15 on the season and 9-9 at home.
Meanwhile, they had lost seven of nine before beating the Celtics on Saturday. As mentioned earlier, Lopez dominated the paint but he also had plenty of help as Joe Johnson snapped out of his shooting slump to add 20 points while Thaddeus Young had 16 points and 10 rebounds in a much-needed win for the Nets. Unfortunately, Jarrett Jack’s knee gave out on him during the win and while it was orginally called just a sprain, further analysis has confirmed that he tore his right ACL meaning he will miss the remainder of the season.
In ATS trends, the Celtics are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games against a team with a losing home record, while the Nets are 5-0 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games overall.
The Nets looked good in Saturday’s narrow win at Boston, but the Celtics will be desperate to avoid a third straight loss to a team they should beat, so I’m taking Boston to win this one on the road against a Nets team playing without Jack.
Expected Starting Lineups (not confirmed):
PG: Isaiah Thomas
SG: Marcus Smart
SF: Jae Crowder
PF: Amir Johnson
C: Jared Sullinger
PG: Shane Larkin
SG: Bogdan Bojanovic
SF: Joe Johnson
PF: Thaddeus Young
C: Brook Lopez