The San Antonio Spurs (10-42) travel to face off against the Brooklyn Nets (20-31) on Saturday, February 10th. This game will be played at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and televised on YES. Both the Spurs and Nets will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 6:00 ET.
Spurs vs Nets
The Spurs Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their latest game against the Magic, Devin Vassell was the top scorer for the Spurs’ offense, scoring 30 points and shooting 11/18 from the field. Victor Wembanyama put up 15 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as San Antonio ended up losing the game with a final score of 127-111.
Heading into today’s game vs. the Nets, the Spurs are 10-42 this season and are hoping to get back to .500. At home, the Spurs are 5-21 while going 5-21 on the road.
San Antonio comes in with an overall ATS record of 24-28 so far this season. The Spurs have three straight ATS losses as the underdog and are 4-1 vs. the spread as the favorite.
The Nets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Nets is coming off a loss to the Cavaliers in their latest game, ending with a score of 118-95. The Nets picked up the win despite trailing going into halftime 59-51.
In their quest for a win over the Spurs, the Nets are 20-31 overall this season. When facing teams from the Eastern Conference, the Nets are 14-15 compared to a 6-16 record against non-conference opponents.
Brooklyn has an overall ATS record of 23-26 for the season so far. Brooklyn has not been good vs. the spread in their last four home games, and they are 14-12 ATS at home compared to 9-14 on the road.
Spurs Offense Breakdown
Through 52 games games, San Antonio is averaging 112.2 points per game (24th).
Heading into their matchup with the Nets, the Spurs are averaging 112.2 points per game, which is 24th in the NBA. On the road, they are scoring 109.8 points per game.
San Antonio has outscored the NBA scoring average in just 42.3% of their games this season. In terms of pace, the Spurs are 5th in the league at 101.3 possessions per game.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Spurs are 30th in the NBA at 34%. Overall, they are 26th in field goal percentage and 27th in true shooting percentage.
Nets Offense Breakdown
Through 51 games games, Brooklyn is averaging 113.8 points per game (20th).
When it comes to scoring, the Nets are averaging 113.8 points per game this season, which is 20th in the NBA. At home, they are averaging the same amount of points as their season average.
So far, the Nets have outscored the NBA scoring average in 43.1% of their games. In terms of pace, Brooklyn is 24th in the league at 97.8 possessions per game.
One area where the Nets have excelled is in three-point shooting. They are 7th in the NBA in both three-pointers made and attempted. Overall, Brooklyn is 27th in field goal percentage.
Spurs Team Defense
At this time, the Spurs’ defense is positioned 26th in the NBA, permitting 120.9 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, Spurs are causing 14.3 turnovers per game, ranking 28th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 5th in rejections, averaging 6 blocked shots each game.
Nets Team Defense
Currently, the Nets’ defense holds the 16th rank in the NBA, allowing 115.4 points per game. The Brooklyn defense has allowed opponents to shoot 38.0% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 47.1% of their field goal attempts vs. Brooklyn.
Key Players For The Spurs And Nets
For today’s matchup, we project Devin Vassell to lead the scoring for the Spurs, putting up 18 points and shooting at a rate of 7/14. For the season, he has been averaging 18.9 points per game, in addition to 3.6 rebounds.
On the flip side, our predictions place Mikal Bridges as the leading scorer for the Nets. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 22 while also collecting 3 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 45.4%, and his scoring average is 21.9 points per game.
Spurs vs Nets Trends
- In their last three games away from home, the Spurs have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 112 points per game in these contests.
- In their last five games at home, the Nets have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 2-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 117 points per game in this stretch.
- Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Spurs have a straight up record of 2-8. But, their mark vs the spread was just 5-5.
- As the betting favorite, the Nets have an ATS mark of just 0-3 in their last three games. Brooklyn posted a straight up mark of 1-2 in these matchups.
The Spurs come in as the underdog at +5.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 229.5 and given that our model is projecting 221 points between the teams, we like the under.
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