The Brooklyn Nets proved they could compete without superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in the NBA bubble this past summer. Now that KD and Kyrie are set to return — alongside new coach Steve Nash — the Nets look ready to contend for a title.
The offseason brought the hiring of former NBA MVP Nash as head coach and the news that the 2020-21 NBA season will tip off Dec. 22, 2020. That means your chance to bet on the 2020-21 Nets at New Jersey online sportsbooks starts now.
The team is among the favorites to win the East in most NBA futures markets, but if the Nets are truly legitimate contenders, the price is as good now as it’s going to be. Read on for everything you need to know about betting on the Brooklyn Nets and the rest of the NBA, including the latest game and futures odds.
Check below for the current best odds for every Brooklyn Nets game from the top NJ online sportsbooks. Click on any odds to go directly to the sportsbook, claim your new player bonus and get your bet locked in at those odds.
Is this the year the Nets return to the NBA Finals? Win the Eastern Conference? Stand atop the powerhouse Atlantic Division?
Here’s where you’ll find the best odds for each of those outcomes for the Brooklyn Nets at the top NJ online sportsbooks. Click on any odds to go directly to the online sportsbook, claim your new player bonus and lock in a bet at those odds.
Kevin Durant won back-to-back NBA titles and Finals MVP Awards with the Golden State Warriors, plus the NBA Most Valuable Player Award with Oklahoma City Thunder during the 2013-14 season. A resume like that makes Durant a perennial contender for NBA MVP.
Here are the best current odds on Durant winning 2020-21 NBA MVP at NJ online sportsbooks plus a few other Durant prop bets currently available.
NJ online sportsbooks make betting on the Nets easy. You simply need to sign up for an account, make a deposit into that account so you’ve got some cash to bet with, and browse through the Nets lines until you find something tasty you want to put some money on. It breaks down into three simple steps:
Click through the link you find here to the website for the NJ online sportsbook you want to bet with. Then, sign up for an account on that web page or download the mobile sports betting app and sign up there.
Yes, they’re going to ask you for some personal information. No, it won’t be too much more than your name, email, and the last four digits of your Social Security number.
You might also be asked if you’ve got a promo or bonus code. Find that right on this page and enter it there to make sure you get the best bonus on the market.
NJ online sportsbooks make depositing money even easier than signing up for an account. Deposit methods include online banking, third-party payment processors (PayPal, Skrill, etc), debit and credit cards, and cash at affiliated Atlantic City casinos or NJ retail sportsbooks.
For most online banking methods you simply plug in the details and the funds can be accessed almost immediately.
After that, betting on the Brooklyn Nets is as easy as browsing through the Brooklyn Nets betting markets and clicking on any bet that suits your fancy. The NJ online sportsbook will instantly create a bet slip.
You enter the amount you want to wager on that bet slip and the sportsbook will instantly show you its potential payout. Finally, click the tab at the bottom of the bet slip to place the bet.
Of course, you can also go back to browsing, add more bets to the slip, and turn multiple bets into a parlay or leave them as multiple individual bets right on the bet slip. Once again, placing the bet or multiple bets is as easy as entering the amount you want to bet for each on that bet slip and clicking the tab at the bottom of the bet slip to place the bet.
You can bet on all kinds of Nets action before tip-off but NJ online sportsbooks also feature NBA live betting. That means you can bet on a lot of that same Nets action after tip-off. NJ online sportsbooks will have live betting for every Nets game, and every NBA game, all season long.
That means you can wager on which team will win each quarter, half, or the entire game, at odds that change with the action on the court. Plus, NBA live betting opens up a few more props markets as well, allowing you to bet on which players will stuff the stats in each quarter, half, or the entire game, at odds that change with every bucket, rebound, and assist.
It’s bound to make a big game like a Nets-Heat matchup even more exciting. Plus, since the speed where NBA live betting takes place is perfectly suited for mobile sports betting, it’s going to turn your iPhone with your favorite sports betting app installed into the perfect big Nets game watching companion.
Whether you take the PATH subway, the train from one Penn Station to the other, drive across the George Washington Bridge, or swim across the Hudson River, getting from N.Y. to N.J. is easy, doesn’t take too long, and gives you the ability to bet on the Nets with any NJ online sportsbooks you like.
While you have to be 21 or over and inside your state lines to place bets with an NJ online sportsbook, you don’t have to be a New Jersey resident. Anyone can do it.
You can sign up for an account, deposit money in the account, and browse through the betting markets all from New York. You just need to cross over into New Jersey to place a bet. Once you do, you can head back to N.Y. to watch the Nets play, or stick around N.J. to live bet on the game.
Either way, any winnings will be automatically credited to your account, which you can access from both N.J. and N.Y. Just remember, if you want to place a bet, you must be in New Jersey. Anything else you want to do with your NJ online and mobile sportsbook account can be done from inside either state.
Only the first half of the Nets 2020-21 regular season schedule has been released. Specifics and information about fan attendance at games will be released ahead of the season start date of Dec. 22, 2020.
What we do know is that the Nets will play three games against every other team in the Eastern Conference, adding up to 42 games.
Which teams get two of these games at home and one on the road is being randomly assigned by the league office. Although, we do know the teams within the same division will host the teams from the same intraconference division twice at home.
The Nets will also play two games against every team in the Western Conference, adding up to the other 30 games on the 72-game schedule.
The NBA plans to release the 2020-21 regular-season schedule in two segments. The first was announced when training camps opened at the beginning of December. The second should come during the latter part of the first and will include any postponed games from the first segment.
We also know that there will be an All-Star break March 5-10, 2021, and a playoff Play-In Tournament before the first round of the playoffs, May 18-21, 2021.
The Play-In Tournament will include the No. 7 to No. 10 teams in the standings in each conference. The No. 7 and No. 8 teams will each get two chances to win one game to earn a spot in the playoffs. The No. 9 and No. 10 teams will have to win two consecutive games to get in.
The Brooklyn Nets signed superstar Kevin Durant ahead of the 2019–20 NBA season, knowing an injury would keep him out the entire year.
The Nets were among the 22 teams invited to the NBA bubble and they made playoffs as the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference, despite the absence of Durant, Kyrie Irving, DeAndre Jordan, Spencer Dinwiddie, and Taurean Prince.
The Nets amassed a 35–37 record overall, but they were swept out of the first round of the NBA Playoffs by the Toronto Raptors.
The line for a Nets-Heat game, for example, might look something like the following at any of the top NJ online sportsbooks:
First, you see the spread with the odds in brackets. The Heat are 3.5-point favorites over the Nets in this case. That means the Heat must win by four or more for bets on them to pay. The Nets have to win or lose by three or less, for point spread bets on them to pay. In both cases, the -110 odds indicate you’ll win $100, plus your bet back, for every $110 wagered.
Second, you see the moneyline. The Nets are +155 underdogs and the Heat are -175 favorites in this case. That means, if the Nets win the game, you’ll win $155, plus your bet back, for every $100 you bet on them. It also means, if the Heat wins, you’ll win $100, plus your bet back, for every $175 you bet on them.
Third, you see the totals line with the odds in brackets. In this case, you’re betting that the total combined score by both the Heat and the Nets will be either over, or under, 203.5. Bet the over or the under, and if you’re right, you’ll win $100, plus your bet back, for every $110 wagered.
Nets game odds open up the same at most sportsbooks, whether they are online and mobile sportsbooks in New Jersey or retail sportsbooks inside a casino in Las Vegas.
You might hear a lot of talk about Vegas odds and Vegas lines, but that’s just because they had odds and lines long before anywhere else. For the most part, the lines open up the same in Vegas as they do anywhere and everywhere else. Where they might differ is where these lines end up just before tip-off, as lines move independently based on betting at a specific sportsbook.
That means a line might change at one NJ sportsbook and not another, or a line might be altered by one NJ sportsbook and a retail sportsbook in Las Vegas.
In setting lines, sportsbooks are trying to draw equal betting to each side so they can realize the vig or the difference in what is bet by the losing side and paid to the winning side. If more money is bet on one side at one sportsbook, that sportsbook will move that line to try to get back to even.
Local teams draw more attention and betting action at NJ online sportsbooks than they do in Las Vegas. As a result, local sportsbooks are more likely to see more money bet on one side and move the lines. That’s why Nets lines might open the same in Vegas as they do locally, but end up quite different by tip-off.
Here’s a look at the Brooklyn Nets stats leaders over the past five seasons:
|2019-20||Kyrie Irving 27.4||DeAndre Jordan 10||Spencer Dinwiddie 6.8|
|2018-19||D'Angelo Russell 21.1||Ed Davis 8.6||D'Angelo Russell 7|
|2017-18||Jeremy Lin 18||Rondae Hollis-Jefferson 6.8||Spencer Dinwiddie 6.6|
|2016-17||Brook Lopez 20.5||Trevor Booker 8||Jeremy Lin 5.1|
|2015-16||Brook Lopez 20.6||Thaddeus Young 9||Jarrett Jack 7.4|
Here’s a look at Brooklyn Nets first-round draft picks since 2015:
Here’s a look at the Brooklyn Nets 2020-21 coaching staff:
Here’s a look at the Brooklyn Nets head coaches since they moved to Brooklyn in 2012:
|P. J. Carlesimo||2012-2013||35-19|
The Brooklyn Nets unveiled a new home court at Barclays Center ahead of the 2019-20 NBA season.
It features a simplified Nets’ logo at center court and is weathered wood and concrete gray-colored, representing playground courts, brownstone-lined streets, Brooklyn’s industrial past, and the grit and determination of the borough.
Players also appear to shine and stand out quite differently on Nets TV broadcasts because of the different color of the floor compared to other NBA arenas.
The YES Network owns the Brooklyn Nets’ TV and digital broadcast rights under a $20 million a year deal the two signed in 2015. The Nets and Entercom have a deal for the team’s radio broadcast rights which means the games can be heard on WFAN through the 2020-21 season.
Ryan Ruocco does the TV play-by-play, and Richard Jefferson is the color analyst. Chris Carrino does the Nets’ radio play-by-play with Tim Capstraw as color commentary.
The NBA.com Brooklyn Nets Bar Network includes the following New York City-area establishments that are widely considered great places to watch the Nets play:
The Brooklyn Nets were the two-time ABA champion New York Nets in the early 1970s and the New Jersey Nets from 1977 to 2012. The team moved to Brooklyn and became the Brooklyn Nets in 2012. The Nets have never won an NBA title, although they did win two consecutive Eastern Conference championships while in New Jersey, in the 2001–02 and 2002–03 NBA seasons.
The 2001–02 New Jersey Nets won 52 regular-season games and made it to the NBA Finals where they were swept by the LA Lakers. It was All-Star point guard Jason Kidd’s first year with the Nets and he led the team alongside rookie Richard Jefferson and second-year player Kenyon Martin.
The Nets acquired All-Star center Dikembe Mutombo and forward Rodney Rogers ahead of the 2002–03 Season. Mutombo spent most of the season injured, but Kidd still led the team to the NBA Finals, where they lost to the San Antonio Spurs in six games.
The Nets best starting five in Brooklyn is widely considered the team they put together ahead of the 2013-2014 season, adding Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brook Lopez, Deron Williams, and Joe Johnson. However, Lopez got hurt, and Garnett, Pierce, and Williams underperformed along the way to a five-game loss to the Miami Heat in the second round of the playoffs.
Superstar ‘Dr. J’ Julius Erving was the player that led the New York Nets to two ABA championships in the early 1970s.
In 2010, Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov became majority owner of the Nets and started construction of a $700 million arena in Brooklyn that eventually became the $1 billion Barclays Center and new home to the Nets.
In 2017, Taiwanese-Hong Kong-Canadian billionaire and philanthropist Joseph Tsai bought a 49% stake from Prokhorov with an option to become the majority owner. He exercised that option in August 2019, also buying Barclays Center.
Rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z bought a small stake in the Nets in January 2004, reportedly investing $1 million. He held one-fifteenth of one percent of the Nets and one-fifth of one percent of Barclays Center before reportedly selling his minority ownership in the team to head coach Jason Kidd when he came to the Nets in 2013.
Nets tickets can be bought for as little as $23. However, the average ticket price is $132 and courtside seats at Barclays Center could cost anywhere from $475 to $1,250 or more.
The Nets have only retired a handful of jersey numbers, including:
Forbes says the Nets are worth approximately $2.5 billion. That makes them #7 in the NBA, but still worth less than the #1 NY Knicks. The team’s well-established crosstown rival is worth approximately $4.6 billion.
The Brooklyn Nets official Twitter account is @BrooklynNets. The account lives by the mottos #WeGoHard and “Our borough is thorough.” The Nets joined Twitter in January 2009 and have some 1.1 million followers.
The Nets have released a new City Edition Uniform for the 2020-21 season. The jersey is black and features the text “BKLYN NETS” across the front with multi-colored designs along either side.
It pays homage to Brooklyn artist Jean-Michel Basquiat from the 1970s and 1980s using fonts that mirror his style. You can buy the Nets City Edition Uniforms online at store.nba.com/
Jay-Z announced the New Jersey Nets would be called the Brooklyn Nets going forward on April 30, 2012. The Nets started playing in Brooklyn at Barclays Center for the 2012-13 NBA season.
Here’s a look at two must-read Brooklyn Nets Blogs: