- Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant sees his total points set at 29.5 against the Golden State Warriors.
- Warriors star Steph Curry sees his total points set at 30.5 with standard odds.
- For Durant and Curry to score a combined 80+ points, odds are set at +900 at online sportsbooks.
NEW YORK – Steph Curry and Kevin Durant faceoff for the first time this season as the Golden State Warriors look to beat the Brooklyn Nets.
The Nets are 3-point favorites at home and the total combined points are set at 222 with the Over being slightly favored.
The top two MVP candidates so far this season, Steph and KD, see a lot of action surrounding their play in the game. Sportsbooks set both their point totals high, as both players are the top two leading scorers this season and are the favorites to win NBA MVP.
2022 Regular Season MVP
- Stephen Curry +250
- Kevin Durant +500
Steph Curry Point Totals
Steph Curry sees his total points for the matchup set at 30.5 at online sportsbooks. Curry is averaging 28.1 PPG which is the second-highest in the league only behind Kevin Durant.
Total Points – Stephen Curry (GSW) (NBA)
- Over 30.5 -120
- Under 30.5 -110
Curry has five games this season where he scored more than 30 points. In his last four games, Curry scored over 30 points twice, a 40-point outing against the Chicago Bulls and a 50 point display against the Atlanta Hawks.
Against the Bulls whose defensive rating is 104.1, Curry shot 62.5% from the field and 52.9% from behind the arc. The Hawks’ defensive rating is 112.2 and Curry shot 50% from the field and 47.4% from the three-point line against them.
The Brooklyn Nets defensive rating is 104.1, comparable to the Bulls in terms of defensive intensity, and Curry has already shown that he can perform strongly against solid defensive teams.
Additionally, the Warriors are coming off of a loss to the Charlotte Hornets, only their second loss of the season and Curry performed poorly, scoring just 24 points on 7-22 shooting and 3-13 from behind the arc.
Curry has not had consecutive bad performances at all this season, so he is likely to be on fire against Brooklyn due to the previous loss.
Kevin Durant Point Totals
Kevin Durant has his total points set at 29.5, less than Curry’s despite leading the league in scoring with 29.6 PPG. Durant also has seven games of scoring more than 29 points this season.
Total Points – Kevin Durant (BKN) (NBA)
- Over 29.5 -115
- Under 29.5 -115
While the Over is favored for Curry at NBA betting sites, sportsbooks have -115 odds on both sides of Durant’s totals. This shows that sportsbooks predict Curry will outscore Durant in this matchup.
Not only is KD leading the league in scoring over Curry, but he is also doing it more efficiently, shooting 58.6% from the field and 42.4% from three this season.
In Brooklyn’s last five games, KD scored over 29 points in four of them. This was against the OKC Thunder, the Orlando Magic, the Chicago Bulls, and the Toronto Raptors.
USAOnlineSportsbooks.com provides you with the most current information regarding sports betting and fantasy with the help of commissions we receive from links you may click on our site.
The Warriors have a defensive rating of 99.6, which is one of the best in the league and is far better than any of the teams KD torched recently.
In their last eight games, the Warriors saw only two outings where a player on the opposing team scored more than 29 points against them. Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies scored 30 and Anthony Edwards of the Minnesota Timberwolves scored 48.
The Warriors are vulnerable for an opponent to go off, but they do a good job regularly of locking down their opponents.
To be noted, there are alternative ways to bet on the totals for both Curry and Durant via the prop builder.
The prop builder sees -143 odds for KD to hit the Over, but +110 odds for the Under to hit, making this the more profitable option for bettors taking KD to score less than 29.5. For Curry, there are -120 odds for him to hit the Over, and -108 odds for the Under to hit.
Steph And KD Combined
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant have been named the NBA Western and Eastern Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for Week 4 of the 2021-22 season (Nov. 8 – Nov. 14). pic.twitter.com/lYjrTHf0BP
— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) November 15, 2021
If Kevin Durant and Steph Curry combine for 70+ points, the payout is +260. There are +200 odds for KD and Steph to combine for 10+ made threes. There are also +170 odds for both Curry and Durant to score 30+ points each.
For NBA bettors expecting this to be a big shootout between the MVP candidates, there are +500 odds for KD and Steph to combine for 12+ made threes and +900 odds for the pair to score a combined 80+ points.
Tip-off starts at 7:30 p.m. EST and NBA betting fans can catch this matchup on TNT.
After graduating from Florida State University with a degree in creative writing, Giovanni spent his professional career writing short stories for online journals. Now at USAOnlineSportsbooks, you can find him keeping fans up to date on their favorite teams best betting odds. Giovanni still tries to incorporate his passion for storytelling through the perspective of sports betting.