Nets vs. Spurs Pick
Will the San Antonio Spurs cover a big spread at home when the Nets come to town tonight at 8:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, San Antonio is favored at home, as the Spurs are getting odds of -11 points against the Nets. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 207 points. The Spurs have won and covered the spread in four straight meetings with the Nets. Today’s game takes place from AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Brooklyn has lost five of its last six games coming into tonight’s contest. The Nets are 12-20 overall with a 19-13 record against the spread. The Nets average 106.3 points per game on offense while allowing 111.5 per contest on defense. Brooklyn is without leading scorer D’Angelo Russell, who is averaging 20.9 points and 5.7 assists per game. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is the team leader right now with 14.8 points and 6.3 rebounds per contest.
San Antonio has won four of its last five games entering tonight. The Spurs are now 23-11 overall while posting a 17-16-1 record against the spread. The Spurs are putting up 106.1 points per game on offense while allowing 98.5 per contest. Kawhi Leonard has been injured most of the season and now has a quad strain that has him questionable to play tonight. LaMarcus Aldridge is leading the team with 22.2 points and 8.4 rebounds per contest.
Both team has been better against the spread in recent outings. The Nets just don’t have much of a roster to be competitive with. The Spurs, with or without Leonard, should be able to run past this team if they are motivated. A few extra days off should help. The Nets don’t have the coaching or scoring to win at San Antonio. The public betting is backing the Spurs tonight and I agree. I think San Antonio covers.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: SAN ANTONIO SPURS -11