San Antonio Spurs vs. Brooklyn Nets - 12/19/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Brooklyn Nets (15-12) at San Antonio Spurs (10-16)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -2.5 -- Over/Under: 218.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Brooklyn Nets and San Antonio Spurs meet Thursday in NBA action at the AT&T Center.
The Brooklyn Nets look for a win after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 111.7 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 111.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 28.5 points and 7.2 assists while Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 21 points and 2.8 rebounds. Caris LeVert is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Harris is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.3 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have won five of their last seven road games.
The San Antonio Spurs look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 111.7 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 115.4 points on 46.4 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 20.9 points and 5.6 rebounds while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 18.8 points and 2.5 assists. Bryn Forbes is the third double-digit scorer and Patty Mills is dishing 2.2 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.6 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have split their last six home games.
The Nets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Spurs are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest, 5-17 ATS in their last 22 home games and 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Nets last 6 overall. The over is 9-1 in Spurs last 10 Thursday games. The Nets are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in San Antonio and 9-25-1 ATS in the last 35 meetings. The under is 8-3-1 in the last 12 meetings in San Antonio and 19-6-1 in the last 26 meetings.
The San Antonio Spurs are showing signs of life recently, but this is still a bad basketball team that's losing at home by an average of 2.1 points and is 7-18-1 ATS this season. The Brooklyn Nets are playing their best ball of the season with wins in 10 of their last 14 games, and they're allowing just 39.2 percent shooting in their last five games. I understand why the Spurs would be favored at home, but we're getting the hotter team and a free bucket. I'll take my chances with the Nets on the road.