Spurs vs. Nets - 11/22/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brooklyn Nets (5-7) at San Antonio Spurs (8-4)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -10.5 -- Over/Under: 193.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, FSSW
The Brooklyn Nets and San Antonio Spurs play Saturday night at the AT&T Center.
The Brooklyn Nets snapped their five-game losing streak with a win Friday over Oklahoma City but continue to underachieve. On the season, the Nets are averaging 101.7 points on 46.6 percent shooting and are allowing 102 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Deron Williams leads the Nets with 18.2 points and 6.5 assists while Joe Johnson is averaging 17.8 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 16.2 points, but Kevin Garnett has just 12 points in his last three games. The Brooklyn Nets lack of defense is catching up to them and the overall age of this team continues to show on a nightly basis. The Nets have lost seven straight games when allowing 100-plus points. Andrei Kirilenko isn’t expected to play in this matchup.
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The San Antonio Spurs have won three straight and will play at home for just the fourth time. On the season, the Spurs are averaging 94.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting and 91.6 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Tony Parker leads the Spurs with 15.4 points and 5.1 assists while Tim Duncan is averaging 14.5 points and 10.7 rebounds. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 12.8 points on 43.5 percent shooting, and Manu Ginobili is the fourth Spur to average double-digit points. While the Spurs aren’t playing to their level of ability early on, they’re playing their best during this stretch and seem to be getting better with each games. Considering they played on Friday, it’ll be interesting to see if the Spurs rest any of their starters like they usually do on a back-to-back. Matt Bonner remains questionable with the flu.
The Nets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Southwest. The Spurs are 57-26-1 ATS in their last 84 vs. Eastern Conference and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 home games. The Nets are 7-20-1 ATS in the last 28 meetings.
I'm going to take the Brooklyn Nets and the points simply because I'm not sure if the Spurs will play their entire roster and if for how long. Besides, the Nets are still a veteran team that can put the ball in the hoop, so getting double digits is too hard to pass up in this spot.