San Antonio Spurs vs Brooklyn Nets Predictions, NBA Picks 3/6/2020
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Friday, March 6, 2020
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn -1
Spencer Dinwiddie and the Brooklyn Nets (27-34, 4th in the Atlantic Division) host the San Antonio Spurs (26-34, 4th in the Southwest Division) at Barclays Center on Friday, March 6, 2020. San Antonio opens this contest as 1 point dogs. The over/under is set at 224.
The Spurs are covering the spread 40.7% of the time, having gone 24-35-1 ATS. Brooklyn is covering 47.5% of the time, going 29-32-0 against the spread.
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
03/04/20 C LaMarcus Aldridge Shoulder is questionable Friday vs Brooklyn
03/04/20 SG Marco Belinelli Illness is questionable Friday vs Brooklyn
03/01/20 C Jakob Poeltl Knee is out indefinitely
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/19 SF Kevin Durant Achilles is out indefinitely
03/04/20 SG Garrett Temple Ankle is questionable Friday vs San Antonio
02/20/20 PG Kyrie Irving Shoulder is out for season
Bryn Forbes comes into this game averaging 11.2 points per contest while playing 25.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 82%. DeMar DeRozan averages 22.2 points per contest in 34.2 minutes per game. He averages 5.4 assists per game and 5.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Spencer Dinwiddie scores 20.5 points per contest while playing 31.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.5 rebounds per contest and has 6.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Joe Harris averages 13.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.4 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 112.7 points per contest, which is 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 7th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 44.6 boards per contest and 24.5 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 30th with 12.4 per game. The Spurs allow 114.3 points per contest, which is 23rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 27th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.4 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they allow 25.7 assists per game which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 20th in the NBA with 110.4 points per contest this season. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -1.07. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 25th in the league. They are 2nd in the NBA in rebounding with 48.4 boards per contest and 17th in assists per game with 24.0. The Nets are 4th in turnovers per contest with 15.5. The Nets give up 111.5 points per game, which ranks them 18th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 5th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 22.4 dimes allowed per game and 24th with 46.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Nets are 4th in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per contest this year.
The Spurs are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.8, and their defensive rating of 113.4 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 15th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league. San Antonio is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 9th in the league.
Brooklyn is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 27th in the NBA. The Nets are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 108.8, and their offensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 8th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 101.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 25th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Brooklyn -1
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