Brooklyn Nets vs. San Antonio Spurs - 1/17/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Brooklyn Nets vs. San Antonio Spurs - 1/17/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

San Antonio Spurs (29-16) at Brooklyn Nets (16-28)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)

The Line: Brooklyn Nets +7 -- Over/Under: 207.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The San Antonio Spurs and Brooklyn Nets meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.

The San Antonio Spurs look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 101.4 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 97.9 points on 44.9 percent shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 22.4 points and 8.5 rebounds while Kawhi Leonard is averaging 16.2 points and 2.3 assists. Pau Gasol is the third double-digit scorer and Patty Mills is dishing 2.8 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have lost four of their last five road games.

The Brooklyn Nets could also use a win after losing five of their last six games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 106.1 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 109.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 14.9 points and 6.7 rebounds while Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 13.2 points and 6.4 assists. DeMarre Carroll is the third double-digit scorer and Caris LeVert is dishing 4.2 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost four straight home games.

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The Spurs are 10-2-2 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 1 days rest, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Atlantic. The Nets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Spurs are 14-3 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Brooklyn, 24-7-1 ATS in the last 32 meetings and the home team is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.

The San Antonio Spurs continue to lay chalk on the road and simply aren't covering and are struggling to win games outright. The Spurs are banged up right now and aren't clicking the way they usually are this time of year.  The Brooklyn Nets aren't winning games outright, but they've been one of the better money makers against the number this season, especially at home. The value is with the points in this spot.

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Randy’s Pick Brooklyn Nets +7.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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