San Antonio Spurs vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 1/2/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Monday, January 2, 2023
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Barclays Center is where the Brooklyn Nets will attempt to beat the San Antonio Spurs on Monday.
The Spurs played the Knicks and walked away with a win by a score of 122-115 in their last contest. San Antonio wrapped up the contest having earned a 51.1% FG percentage (45 of 88) and knocked down 11 out of their 28 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Spurs buried 21 of 29 attempts for a rate of 72.4%. When discussing rebounding, they earned 48 with 14 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 25 dimes in this game as well as forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and getting 5 steals. With respect to the defense, San Antonio allowed the other team to go 42.2% from the field on 38 of 90 shooting. New York doled out 20 dimes and had 7 steals for the game. In addition, New York pulled down 38 rebounds (13 offensive, 25 defensive) and added 7 blocks. New York finished shooting 77.4% at the charity stripe by converting 24 of 31 tries. They also knocked down 15 of their 41 attempts from downtown. Concerning personal fouls, the Spurs finished with 23 while the Knicks totaled 21 personal fouls.
Keldon Johnson is someone who was a major contributor for this contest. Johnson finished shooting 52.4% from the floor and also recorded 1 assist. He played 32 minutes played and grabbed 3 boards. He ended up scoring 30 points on 11 out of 21 shooting.
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San Antonio will enter this game with a win-loss record of 11-23 on the campaign. They turn it over 16.1 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 20.1 personal fouls per contest. As a team, San Antonio is snagging 42.4 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 921 assists on the year, which is 8th in the league in terms of passing. The Spurs are connecting on 34.4% on three-point attempts (383 of 1,112) and 73.2% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 111.2 points per game (24th in the NBA) while connecting on 46.8% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Spurs are forcing their opponents into 15.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.9 personal fouls. They are giving up 39.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 30th in the league in PPG allowed (120.5). The Spurs defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 50.4% (1,528 of 3,034) and they relinquish 43.7 boards per game as a group. They are ranked 28th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 915 surrendered on the season.
For their last game, the Nets walked away with a victory by a final of 108-107 against the Hawks. Concerning rebounds, Brooklyn allowed Atlanta to get 47 overall (11 offensive). They finished shooting 36.4% from 3-point land by going 8 of 22 and finished the contest at 15 of 22 at the free throw line (68.2%). The Nets permitted the Hawks to make 42 out of 97 attempts from the field which had them shooting 43.3% in this matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Nets shot 42 out of 83 from the floor which had them sitting at 50.6%. With respect to shots from beyond the arc, Brooklyn converted 10 out of their 26 attempts (38.5%). They were able to bury 14 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 82.4%. The Hawks had 14 fouls in the game which got the Nets to the free throw line for 17 tries. They also turned the ball over 12 times, but weren't able to put a steal in the stat sheet. The Nets snagged 42 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 47 in the game.
Kyrie Irving ended up having an impact for the Nets for this contest. Irving earned 28 points in his 37 minutes on the court and earned 8 assists for the game. He made 11 of 22 in this matchup giving him a rate of 50.0%, and had 5 rebounds.
Brooklyn has a win-loss record of 23-12 for the season. The Nets are committing 22.0 fouls every game while shooting 80.1% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 26.4 times per contest (9th in basketball) and they are turning it over 14.7 times per game. Brooklyn has accounted for 3,999 points this season (114.3 per contest) and they pull in 40.5 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Nets are hitting on 51.0% from the floor, which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
The Brooklyn defense surrenders 37.0% on shots from beyond the arc (427 of 1,153) and their opponents are connecting on 75.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 22.8 dimes and 43.0 total boards per game, which ranks them 4th and 9th in basketball. The Nets on the defensive side of the court are 7th in the NBA in PPG given up with 111.2. They are able to force 14.3 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 45.5% from the floor (5th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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