Brooklyn Nets vs. San Antonio Spurs - 1/11/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (32-6) at Brooklyn Nets (10-27)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 11, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets +14 -- Over/Under: 193 See the Latest Odds
The Brooklyn Nets play host to the San Antonio Spurs at the Barclays Center tonight.
The Spurs have been on an absolute tear lately, but they certainly weren't quite at their best in Friday's 100-99 home win over the Knicks. Kawhi Leonard led the team in scoring with 19 points while LaMarcus Aldridge, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili chipped in with 16 points each as the Spurs escaped with the narrow win to stay undefeated at home. With the win, San Antonio improves to 32-6 on the season and a league-best 22-0 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Nets have lost five of their last six and are in danger of losing a fifth straight game after falling to the Pistons by 103-89 on Saturday. Brook Lopez led the team with 19 points on eight of 11 shooting while Donald Sloan added 15 points off the bench, but once again the Nets found themselves playing catch up after falling behind by double digits in the first quarter. With the loss, Brooklyn falls to 10-27 on the season and 4-14 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Spurs are 5-1 ATS in their last six games against a team below .400 and 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games, while the Nets are 0-4 ATS in their last four games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last four home games.
Head to head, the Spurs are 20-7-1 ATS in the last 28 meetings overall and 12-3 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Brooklyn.
The Nets don't tend to get blown out too often despite their lack of success, so while the Spurs will definitely win this game with ease, I actually like the Nets to stick around just long enough to get the cover in the end.