The San Antonio Spurs are 5.5-point underdogs on the road against the Brooklyn Nets. The over/under line for this non-conference matchup is 229.5 points.
San Antonio has lost six straight games and is 15th in the Western Conference with a 10-42 record. On the other side, Brooklyn has dropped three in a row and is 11th in the Eastern Conference at 20-31.
SAN ANTONIO SPURS VS BROOKLYN NETS BETTING PICK
The Pick: San Antonio Spurs +5.5
This game will be played at Barclays Center at 6:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.
WHY BET THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 117-104 in favor of the Spurs.
- Our projections have Devin Vassell finishing with Devin Vassell points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.
- From the field, we have the Spurs finishing with a field goal percentage of 45.4% and knocking down 12 threes.
Can the Spurs Pull the Upset on the Road?
The Spurs are 10-42 this season and have lost six straight games. In the Western Conference, they are 15th and 5th in the Southwest Division.
San Antonio has been the underdog in 47 of their 52 games this season and is 6-41 as the underdog. Today, they are getting 5.5 points and have an ATS record of 24-28.
On the road, the Spurs are 12-14 against the spread and have an average scoring differential of -10.9 points per game. Their straight-up road record is 5-21.
In their last game, the Spurs lost to the Magic by a score of 127-111. The O/U line for that game was 224.5, and San Antonio was getting 10 points as the underdog.
This season, the Spurs have an O/U record of 28-23-1, and their games have averaged a combined 233 points. Today’s O/U line is set at 229.5.
Heading into their matchup with the Brooklyn Nets, the Spurs are 24th in the NBA in scoring at 112.2 points per game. However, they have been better at home, averaging 114.5 points compared to 109.8 on the road.
San Antonio has been below the league scoring average in 57.7% of their games this season. In terms of pace, the Spurs are 5th in the NBA at 101.3 possessions per game.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Spurs are 30th in the league at 34%. Overall, they are 26th in field goal percentage and 27th in true shooting percentage. In terms of assists, San Antonio is 3rd in the NBA at 29.3 per game.
Currently, the Spurs’ defense holds the 26th rank in the NBA, allowing 120.9 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, Spurs are causing 14.3 turnovers per game, ranking 28th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 5th in rejections, averaging 6 blocked shots each game.
Is a Home Win Possible for the Nets?
Today, the Nets are favored by 5.5 points at home against the Spurs. This season, Brooklyn has gone 11-5 as the favorite and has been favored in 16 of their 51 games.
Against the spread, the Nets are 14-12 at home and have gone 9-7 ATS as the favorite. Their average scoring margin at home is +0.7 points per game, and they are 23-26 ATS overall.
Brooklyn’s O/U record for the season is 25-26, and the under has hit in their last three games. This year, their games have averaged 229.2 points per game compared to today’s O/U line of 229.5.
In their last game, the Nets lost to the Cavaliers by a score of 118-95. They were 7.5-point underdogs in that game and are now 9-26 as the underdog this season. The game finished with a combined scoring total of 213 points.
The Nets are currently 11th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 20-31. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 14-15 and 2-5 against Atlantic Division opponents. On the road, Brooklyn is 8-15 compared to 12-16 at home.
So far this season, the Nets have been an average scoring team, ranking 20th in the NBA with 113.8 points per game. At home, they are averaging the same number of points. In terms of field goal percentage, Brooklyn is 27th in the league at 45%.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Nets are 7th in the NBA in both makes and attempts. However, they are only shooting 36% from beyond the arc, which is 15th in the league.
Brooklyn is 24th in free throw attempts and makes, averaging 16.1 made free throws per game. In terms of pace, the Nets are 24th in the league at 97.8 possessions per game.
On the defensive side, Nets is currently hovering around the NBA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 115.4 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, Nets are causing 11.8 turnovers per game, ranking 4th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 11th in rejections, averaging 5.5 blocked shots each game.