Betting odds courtesy of Bovada
The Brooklyn Nets have won six of its past 10 games to crawl to 21-25 and a seventh seed in the Eastern Conference, if the playoffs began today. The Nets are 13-11 at home where it will host the San Antonio Spurs, in a game NBA oddsmakers at Bovada favor the Nets by 6-points.
The San Antonio Spurs played last night (Wed) in Washington and won 125-118 in overtime. Tim Duncan scored 31 in the contest, and the Spurs improved to 36-13 on the season.
Duncan and Danny Green both played in excess of 40 minutes, as Tony Parker did not play after halftime due to tightness in his quad. The Spurs are thus going to be tired, and Parker may not be able to go at all. The wear and tear of this second night of a back to back is why the NBA odds are in favor of Brooklyn.
The Nets have been a decent club defensively but have had trouble scoring the ball this year, averaging just 97.5 points per game. Joe Johnson made the All-Star team, but probably shouldn’t have. Brook Lopez is likely out for the season, and Paul Pierce declined rapidly this season after leaving Boston via trade.
Deron Williams is a shadow of the player he was in Utah. All of the Nets players are underachieving, and the result is a bloated payroll for a team that will likely be ousted in the first round. All that as it, the Nets are still favored over the Heat tonight.
SAS Trends: OVER 4-0 in last 4 following SU win; UNDER 5-0 in last 5 after allowing 100 points or more in previous game; Spurs 3-0-1 ATS in last 4 games when starting five combines for 160 minutes or more in previous day.
BRO Trends: OVER 4-0 in last 4 vs teams with winning percentage above .600; OVER 3-0-1 in last 4 overall; OVER 3-0-1 in last 4 home games.
Head-to-head: Spurs 12-1 ATS in last 13 meetings in Brooklyn; 20-6-1 ATS in last 27 meetings; UNDER 20-8-1 in last 29 meetings.