Brooklyn Nets (12-20) at San Antonio Spurs (23-11)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -12 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Brooklyn Nets and San Antonio Spurs meet Tuesday in NBA action at the AT&T Center.
The Brooklyn Nets could use a victory here after losing six of their last eight games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 107.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 110.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 14.8 points and 6.3 rebounds while DeMarre Carroll is averaging 13.2 points and 7.1 rebounds. Spencer Dinwiddie is the third double-digit scorer and Allen Crabbe is dishing 1.5 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost five of their last eight road games.
The San Antonio Spurs look for another victory after winning eight of their last 12 games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 101.1 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 98 points on 45.2 percent shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 22.2 points and 8.4 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 11.9 points and 1.5 assists. Pau Gasol is the third double-digit scorer and Kawhi Leonard is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have won 10 straight home games.
The Nets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games, 7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS win. The Spurs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference. The Nets are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in San Antonio, 7-23-1 ATS in the last 31 meetings and the home team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The history between these two teams suggests that the San Antonio Spurs should be heavy favorites, but there's value with the Nets and the points. One, the Nets have been able to compete this season and have covered six of their last seven on the road. The Nets are also 4-1 ATS this season when a double-digit underdog. The Spurs also aren't exactly lighting the world on fire, as they've been in a lot of close games recently and are only outscoring teams by four points in their last five games. Give me the points.