The Spurs and Nets meet this Sunday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.
The San Antonio Spurs need a win after losing five of their last six games. They’re averaging 110.7 points with 46.5% shooting and allowing 110.6 points with 46.% shooting. Dejounte Murray is averaging 18.2 points and 8.3 rebounds while Keldon Johnson is averaging 14.7 points per game. Derrick White is the third-double digit with 14.5 points.
As a team, the Spurs are shooting 35.3% from beyond the arc and 72.7% from the free-throw line.
Meanwhile, the Brooklyn Nets need a win losing four of their last 5 games. They’re averaging 110.7 points with 46.8% shooting and allowing 108.2 points on 43.3% shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 29.9 points and 5.8 assists while James Harden is averaging 22.3 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. LaMarcus Aldridge is grabbing 5.6 rebounds per night.
As a team, the Nets are shooting 34.7% shooting from beyond the arc and 81.9% from the free-throw line.
The Spurs are ranked #10th in offense and 22nd in defense and the Nets are ranked #9th in offense and 18th in defense.
The Spurs are having a rough week, but you could say the same about the Nets. The Spurs are at least still profitable on the season. On the other side, the Nets actually lose at home by an average of 0.8 points, and they’re a rough 6-13 against the spread when favorites of five or more points. These lines are getting insane, and the bottom line is the Nets just don’t cover to justify it. Our prediction is a Spurs win.