Brooklyn Nets vs. San Antonio Spurs - 12/19/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
Odds/Point Spread: San Antonio -2.5
AT&T Center is the venue where LaMarcus Aldridge and the San Antonio Spurs (10-16, 3rd in the Southwest Division) will take on the Brooklyn Nets (14-12, 4th in the Atlantic Division) on Thursday. The odds on this contest have San Antonio as 2.5 point favorites. The O/U has been set at 218.5.
The Nets are covering the spread 55.6% of the time, having gone 15-12-0 ATS. San Antonio is covering 28.0% of the time, going 7-18-1 against the spread.
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/18/2019 Nicolas Claxton PF Hamstring Game Time Decision
12/18/2019 Caris LeVert SG Thumb Game Time Decision
12/16/2019 Kyrie Irving PG Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Dec 21
10/31/2019 Kevin Durant SF Achilles Out for the season
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Taurean Waller-Prince averages 12.6 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Spencer Dinwiddie comes into this contest averaging 21.4 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 20.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 80%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 18.8 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets allow 111.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league. Brooklyn averages 111.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 48.3 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 3rd and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 15.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs surrender 115.4 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 25.5 assists allowed per contest, and 25th with 46.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 4th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per game. San Antonio is 13th in the league with 111.7 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -3.7. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 46.5 boards per game and 14th in assists per contest with 24.2. The Spurs are 24th in turnovers per game with 13.8.
The Nets are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 108, and their offensive rating of 108.2 is ranked 14th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 102.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 19th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA. Brooklyn is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 24th in the NBA.
San Antonio is 26th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA. The Spurs are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 111.9, and their offensive rating of 108.3 is ranked 22nd. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 101.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 22nd. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn +2.5
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