San Antonio Spurs vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 5/12/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: San Antonio (+4.5)
The San Antonio Spurs (33-35) head to Barclays Center on Wednesday where they'll take on the Brooklyn Nets (44-24). San Antonio opens this game as 4.5-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 229.
The San Antonio Spurs stepped onto the hardwood against the Milwaukee Bucks and took home the win by a score of 146-125 in their last contest. San Antonio ended having earned a 59.6% FG percentage (56 of 94) and converted 17 of their 29 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Spurs buried 17 of 21 attempts for a rate of 81.0%. Regarding hauling in boards, they compiled a total of 46 with 9 of them being offensive. They also recorded 27 dimes for the contest in addition to forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and getting 6 steals. When discussing defense, San Antonio allowed their opponent to shoot 50.0% from the field on 47 out of 94 shooting. Milwaukee distributed 26 dimes and had 6 steals in this game. Moreover, Milwaukee collected 34 rebounds (8 offensive, 26 defensive) and earned 5 blocks. Milwaukee walked away from this one shooting 78.3% at the charity stripe by knocking down 18 of their 23 attempts. They also buried 13 of 41 shots from beyond the arc.
DeMar DeRozan is one player who was a contributor in this matchup. He totaled 23 points on 9 out of 17 shooting. He played 29:19 minutes and also grabbed 3 rebounds. DeRozan finished 52.9% from the floor and also distributed 3 dimes. Someone else that was a major factor in this game for the Spurs was Dejounte Murray. He grabbed 6 rebounds in his 34:43 minutes on the court. He walked away from this one shooting 57.1% from the field for the contest by hitting 8-of-14 (21 points). When all was said and done, Murray accounted for 9 assists.
San Antonio comes into this matchup with a mark of 33-35 on the season. They turn it over 11.4 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 18.1 fouls per contest. As a unit, San Antonio is collecting 43.8 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,663 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 17th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Spurs are shooting 35.5% on three-point attempts (691 of 1,944) and 79.0% from the free throw line. They are averaging 111.2 pts per contest (20th in the NBA) while hitting 46.3% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Spurs are forcing their opponents into 13.4 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.7 fouls. The Spurs are giving up a FG percentage of 47.0% (910 of 1,272) and they relinquish 47.5 boards per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 11th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,660 relinquished for the campaign. They give up 37.4% on shots from downtown and they are 16th in the league in points per game allowed (112.2).
In their last game, the Brooklyn Nets went home victorious with a score of 125-119 when they played the Denver Nuggets. The Nets were able to corral 33 defensive rebounds and 2 offensive boards for a total of 35 for the matchup. They also gave up possession 17 times, while earning 10 steals for this game. The Nuggets committed 23 fouls in the game which got the Nets to the charity stripe for a total of 33 attempts. They were able to knock down 27 of those for a rate of 81.8%. When it comes to shooting from downtown, Brooklyn buried 16 of 31 tries (51.6%). When the game finished, the Nets shot 41 out of 66 from the field which gave them a rate of 62.1%. The Nets permitted the Nuggets to make 42 of 92 attempts from the field which left them shooting 45.7% for the contest. They went 34.1% from 3-point land by shooting 14 of 41 and finished the contest at 21 out of 23 at the free throw line (91.3%). In regard to cleaning the glass, Brooklyn permitted Denver to pull down 33 overall (10 on the offensive side).
Kevin Durant ended up having an impact for the Nets for the matchup. He made 9 of 14 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 64.3%, and totaled 11 rebounds. Durant racked up 33 points in his 40:38 minutes on the court and tallied 7 assists for the matchup. Someone else that ended being a contributor for Brooklyn was Kyrie Irving. He accumulated 4 assists in his 39:12 mins played, and he knocked down 11 out of 17 from the floor. Irving wrapped this one up going 64.7% from the floor and also contributing 31 points but didn't pull down a rebound.
Brooklyn has a win-loss record of 44-24 for the campaign. Brooklyn has tallied 8,066 points for the season (118.6 per game) and they snag 44.4 boards per contest. The Nets have committed 19.1 fouls per game and they hit 80.8% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the court, the Nets are connecting on 49.2% from the field, which is 1st in basketball. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 26.5 times per game (8th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.7 times per game. The Nets defensively are ranked 23rd in the league in points per game surrendered with 114.6. The Brooklyn defense gives up 36.8% on 3-pointers (902 of 2,452) and their opponents are knocking down 77.7% of their foul shots. They have conceded 24.2 dimes and 42.8 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 10th and 10th in basketball. They are able to force 12.7 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.2% from the floor (10th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Brooklyn (-4.5)
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