Spurs vs. Nets Pick
Can the host Brooklyn Nets avoid a season sweep tonight at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs? Tip-off is at 7:30PM ET.
Who Oddsmakers Like: San Antonio. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Spurs are a 6.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under has not yet been set and will be updated here later. .
Who the Public Likes: As of Wednesday morning, no public betting info had been released. Check back for an update later.
Injury Report: Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard was held out of the last game due to soreness in his quadriceps, but is probable to return tonight. Pau Gasol has a right wrist sprain and is questionable tonight. Manu Ginobili suffered a thigh contusion last game and will be out tonight. Rudy Gay is out until the end of January with a heel injury. For the Nets, D'Angelo Russell is out until the end of January as he recovers from arthroscopic surgery on his knee. Jeremy Lin is out for the season after rupturing his patellar tendon in the season opener.
Who the Trends Like: San Antonio is 14-3 ATS in its last 17 meetings at Brooklyn and 24-7-1 ATS in the last 32 meetings overall. The under is 4-0 in the last four meetings in Brooklyn.
Who We Like: San Antonio has dominated the Nets for years and are mostly healthy right now if Leonard and Gasol both play. Leonard is obviously the more vital of the two and he looks good to go, most likely being pegged for 28-32 minutes. The Spurs have alternated wins and losses in their last 10 games and after a 102-99 loss at the Hawks with Leonard out, expect them to bounce back in a big way here. San Antonio defeated Brooklyn 109-97 on its home floor back on Dec. 26.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: SAN ANTONIO SPURS -6.5
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