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Nets vs Spurs NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Brooklyn Nets at San Antonio Spurs
- Where: San Antonio at AT&T Center
- Date: Tuesday, January 17th
- Betting Odds SA +6, BKN -235 | SA +192 O/U 234.0
The Nets come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 27-15. So far, the team has gone 20-21-1 against the spread. The Nets head into today’s action in the midst of a 2 game losing streak. This has come while posting an average scoring margin of -10.5.
The Nets are coming off a disappointing 112-102 loss to the Thunder. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 4 points. Brooklyn let an opportunity for a win slip away as they held a lead going into the 2nd half of action. In the loss, Seth Curry led the team in scoring with 23 points on a field goal percentage of 60.0%.
So far, the Spurs have put together an overall record of 13-31, while going 21-23-0 vs the spread. Against the Nets, the Spurs are looking to break out of a 5 game losing streak. These defeats have come on an average scoring differential of -12.6 points per contest.
Not only did the Spurs drop their last game to the Kings. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 132-119 as 6 point underdogs. San Antonio missed out on an opportunity to add a win to their resume, as they held a 1 point lead going into halftime. In the loss, Jakob Poeltl led the team in scoring with 23 points on a field goal percentage of 83.3%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Nets averaged 119.0 points per game vs San Antonio, which was an increase over their season-long average. While the Nets saw a boost in scoring, the Spurs averaged 110.5 points per contest in head-to-head meeting vs Brooklyn. This figure was similar to season-long average. Over the last 5 head to head meetings, the Nets have averaged 125 points per game compared to 110 for San Antonio. This has led to an ATS record of 4-1 for Brooklyn. Brooklyn and San Antonio averaged a combined 235 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 4-1.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 42 games, the Nets are averaging 113.9 points per contest, placing them 15th in the NBA. So far, the Nets are averaging 97.9 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. So far, the Nets offensive game plan has revolved around working the ball inside, as despite being a below-average team in pace they are 12th in made 2-point field goals per game.
On defense, the Nets will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 18th ranked unit in points allowed per game.
Brooklyn will be counting Kyrie Irving to put together a strong scoring performance vs the San Antonio, as Kevin Durant has been ruled out for today’s game. So far, Durant leads the team in scoring at 29.7 points per game. Irving is 2nd on the team at 25.6 points per contest, which sits 18.0th in the NBA. In his 32 games, he has hit 48.0% of his field goal attempts, and is grabbing 4.8 rebounds per game.
For the season, the Spurs offensive unit is ranked just 19th in scoring at 112.6 points per contest. In terms of pace, the Spurs are on the top units in the NBA, averaging 101.0 possessions per game. Thus far, the team’s faced paced style of play has helped their overall numbers, as they are currently the 7th team in made field goals per contest.
Currently, the Spurs defense is ranked 23rd in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 113.04 points per game vs the unit.
On offense, Keldon Johnson leads the Spurs in scoring at 21.1 points per game, placing him 42nd in the NBA. Overall, Johnson has hit 42.1% of his shots while accounting for 19.2% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 1st in points allowed to small-forwards. At 13.8 points per game, Tre Jones is the 2nd leading scorer for the Spurs. For the season, he is 125th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 45.1%.
Nets vs Spurs Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Nets -6.0
- Free Total Prediction: Under 234.0