San Antonio Spurs at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 1/17/2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 6 point favorites.
The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 29-16. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.5 as they are averaging 101.4 points per contest while giving up 97.9 per game. The Nets have an overall mark of 16-28. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 106.1 points per contest and giving up 109.3, which is a point differential of -3.2.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 24-20-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 18-27-0 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 27-17-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 19-24-1 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
12/29/17 F Rudy Gay Heel is out indefinitely
01/16/18 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is "?" Wednesday vs Brooklyn
01/16/18 G Manu Ginobili Thigh is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs Brooklyn
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
LaMarcus Aldridge comes into this contest averaging 22.4 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 8.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Pau Gasol averages 10.4 points per game in 24.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson averages 14.9 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. DeMarre Carroll averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 101.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.42 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 44.2 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 14 per game. The Spurs allow 97.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.1 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 13th in the league with 106.1 points per game this year. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -3.18. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 45.6 boards per game, and 17th in assists per contest with 22.4. The Nets are 5th in turnovers per game with 15.8. The Nets surrender 109.3 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 21.3 assists allowed per contest and 29th with 46.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game this season.
The Spurs are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.1, and their defensive rating of 103.5 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 94.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 21st. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league. San Antonio is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 27th in the league.
Brooklyn is 9th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 21st in the league. The Nets are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.4, and their defensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 24th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take San Antonio -6
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