Brooklyn Nets vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 1/17/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest-San Antonio
AT&T Center is where the San Antonio Spurs will try to beat the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday.
The Nets played the Thunder and went home with a loss by a final score of 112-102 in their last contest. Brooklyn wrapped up the contest having earned a 42.9% field goal percentage (39 of 91) and knocked down 12 of 41 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Nets knocked down 12 of their 19 shots for a rate of 63.2%. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they earned 51 with 14 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 24 dimes for this game as well as forcing the opposition into 8 turnovers and getting 4 steals. When talking about the defense, Brooklyn allowed the other team to shoot 44.4% from the floor on 40 out of 90 shooting. Oklahoma City recorded 21 dimes and had 5 steals for the matchup. Furthermore, Oklahoma City collected 50 rebounds (11 offensive, 39 defensive) and had 7 blocked shots. Oklahoma City finished the game shooting 76.9% at the free throw line by making 20 of their 26 shots. They knocked down 12 of 31 attempts from long range. Regarding personal fouls, the Nets ended up finishing with 21 while the Thunder totaled 14 personal fouls.
Seth Curry is one player who was a major factor in the game. He ended up with 23 points on 9 out of 15 shooting. He was on the court for 27 minutes played and also collected 2 boards. Curry finished the game at 60.0% from the floor and also totaled 1 assist.
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Brooklyn will play this game with a win-loss record of 27-15 so far this year. They have an average of 113.9 pts per game (15th in the league) while shooting 50.8% from the field. The Nets are shooting 38.8% on three-point shots (512 of 1,318) and 79.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, Brooklyn is snagging 40.5 boards per contest and has accumulated 1,104 assists so far this year, which ranks 12th in basketball in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 14.6 times per contest and as a squad they commit 21.6 fouls per game.
On defense, the Nets are forcing 14.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.0 fouls. They rank 1st in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 956 conceded so far this season. The Nets are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 45.2% (1,676 of 3,704) and they concede 43.6 boards per game as a unit. They are giving up 36.6% on three-point shots while they are 5th in the league in opponents PPG (110.6).
The last time they took the court, the Spurs went home defeated by a final of 132-119 when they played the Kings. When it comes to rebounding, San Antonio allowed Sacramento to snag 38 in total (7 offensive). They finished 46.7% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 14 of 30 and finished the game at 20 of 25 from the charity stripe (80.0%). The Spurs permitted the Kings to bury 49 of their 89 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 55.1% for this game. When this game wrapped up, the Spurs finished 48 out of 93 from the field which had them at 51.6%. With respect to three-point shots, San Antonio buried 10 out of their 26 tries (38.5%). They were able to make 13 of those for a rate of 65.0%. The Kings committed 19 personal fouls for this game which got the Spurs to the charity stripe for a total of 20 shots. They also turned it over 10 times, while earning 1 steal for the matchup. The Spurs corralled 29 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards for a total of 40 for this contest.
Jakob Poeltl was important for the Spurs in this contest. He made 10 out of 12 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 83.3%, and totaled 7 rebounds. Poeltl scored 23 points in his 31 minutes on the hardwood and accounted for 2 assists in the matchup.
San Antonio has a mark of 13-31 for the campaign. The Spurs are committing 20.0 personal fouls per game while shooting 73.7% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 27.1 times per game (4th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 15.7 times per game. San Antonio has totaled 4,955 points this season (112.6 per game) and they pull in 42.7 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Spurs are hitting on 47.3% from the floor, which is ranked 13th in the league.
The San Antonio defense gives up 39.9% on 3-pointers (566 of 1,420) and their opponents are making 76.6% of their free throw shots. They concede 26.3 dimes and 43.7 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 28th and 16th in the league. The Spurs are ranked 30th in the league in PPG surrendered with 121.7. They are forcing their opponents into 14.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 50.7% from the floor (30th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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