Saturday, December 10, 2016
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, December 10, 2016. The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 6-15. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -8.0 as they are averaging 106.2 points per game while giving up 114.2 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 18-5. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.3 points per game and surrendering 97.7, good for a point differential of 4.6.
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Brook Lopez comes into this contest averaging 20.1 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Sean Kilpatrick averages 16.7 points per game in 27.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Kawhi Leonard averages 24.4 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Lamarcus Aldridge averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.5 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Brooklyn averages 106.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 16.9 per game. The Nets allow 114.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
San Antonio averages 102.3 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 49.4 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 7th with 12.9 per game. The Spurs allow 97.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.5 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
The Nets have an offensive rating of 103.5 and a defensive rating of 111.3. In terms of pace they average 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Brooklyn turns the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Spurs rating on offense is 109.5 and they have a defensive rating of 104.5. They get 93.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. San Antonio turns the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 11-9-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 15-6-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 11-12-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 12-11-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/03/16 PG Jeremy Lin Hamstring out indefinitely
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio -7
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