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2022 NBA Handicapping
(15-23) San Antonio Spurs vs. Brooklyn Nets (24-13)
Date: Sunday, January 9th
Time: 12:00 PM EST (NOTE the time change has moved up from the originally scheduled 7:30 start)
Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
NBA Moneyline Odds: Spurs +450 | Nets -649 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Nets -10
NBA Betting Total: OFF
Sunday, January 9th, finds the San Antonio Spurs facing the Brooklyn Nets in their first meeting of this campaign and will wrap up the season series in San Antonio on January 21st.
Both clubs played on Friday with the Spurs losing 100-119 to the 76ers while the Nets falling 109-121 to the Bucks.
Last season, the squads played twice with the Nets taking both contests. The Spurs hold the advantage all-time having won 72 times of the club’s 97 meetings.
San Antonio Spurs
This is the sixth game for the Spurs of their seven-game road trip where they’ve collected only a single victory (Celtics). San Antonio will finish the trip in New York with this back-to-back set versus the Nets and Knicks.
The Spurs got back Lonnie Walker IV and Devontae Cook in Philly but lost Keldon Johnson, Devin Vassell, Derrick White, and Tre Jones to protocols joining Doug McDermott and Thaddeus Young all of whom are expected to miss the match on Sunday.
In the match versus the 76ers, Dejounte Murray led the way with 27 points, five rebounds, nine assists, three steals, and a block but also turned the ball over six times. Jakob Poeltl and Lonnie Walker scored 17 and 13 points as the only other double-figure contributors.
Gregg Popovich used his inimitable frankness to put the Spurs shorthanded situation in perspective: “Start whoever you want, – – “I don’t even know half their names in there tonight.”
With so many players out Pops got a look at his potential future backcourt starting rookie Josh Primo who has been getting more playing time. He scored nine points on 4 of 7 shooting, adding two rebounds, two assists, a steal, and a block.
To address the decimated roster the Spurs signed Anthony Lamb and Tyler Johnson to 10-day hardship contracts.
For the eighth time this season, the Nets played a team currently residing in a home-court seed, and for the eighth time, they lost.
And while Brooklyn has fared better against the next tier of teams 8-2 (tean with records above .500) five of those eight victories were won by five points or less or in overtime.
Although the Nets were without Kyrie Irving because he can’t play at Barclays the Bucks were missing many more core players. It felt very much like Giannis Antetokounmpo was sending a message to the Nets and Kevin Durant for later this season.
KD led the way for the Nets with 29 points while James Harden scored 16 points and both players grabbed nine rebounds and dished seven dimes. Cam Thomas and Nic Claxton each scored 14 points.
After the Nets (with Irving) beat the Pacers (remember they’re a 14-25 team) the media blew up with predictions of Brooklyn coming out of the East but this game was a reminder from Antetokounmpo it won’t be that easy and also punctuated how poor the Nets defense is.
LaMarcus Aldridge (foot) is questionable, Irving isn’t ineligible and Joe Harris (ankle) is out.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Spurs are 6-4 in the last 10 head to head
- The Nets are 5-3-2 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
- Over Under is 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head matchups
Free San Antonio Spurs vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Prediction:
Brooklyn is progressively regressing on defense. They rank 12th overall but in the last 15 games rank 19th, in the last 10 rank 24th — you get the picture. While Irving will play road games it’s not like he’s going to improve Brooklyn’s defense or help with issues in the paint or on the glass.
The Spurs fall into the tier of teams Brooklyn feasts on and with the Spurs roster decimated this should be a Nets’ win. In spite of all those factors I’m hesitant to concede to the 10 point spread especially if Brooklyn gets out to a big lead and plays their bench extended minutes.
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