Brooklyn Nets at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 12/26/2017
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 12 point favorites.
The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 12-20. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.6 as they are averaging 107.6 points per game while giving up 110.2 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 23-11. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.1 points per game and surrendering 98.0, good for a point differential of 3.1.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 19-13-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 13-18-1 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 17-16-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 14-20-0 against the over/under
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/13/17 PG D'Angelo Russell Knee is out indefinitely
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
12/25/17 G Danny Green Leg is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs Brooklyn
DeMarre Carroll comes into this contest averaging 13.2 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 7.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson averages 14.8 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Pau Gasol averages 10.6 points per game while playing 25 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 8 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 22.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.4 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 107.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.66 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 45.3 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 15.8 per game. The Nets allow 110.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 25th in the league with 101.1 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.06. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 44.6 boards per game, and 19th in assists per contest with 22.2. The Spurs are 21st in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Spurs surrender 98 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 20.8 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 41.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14 per game this season.
The Nets are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.6, and their defensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Brooklyn is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league.
San Antonio is 20th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA. The Spurs are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 103.8, and their offensive rating of 107 is ranked 27th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 94.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 19th. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take San Antonio -12
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