The Brooklyn Nets will take the court at 15-12 following a 108-101 overtime win against the Pelicans in New Orleans. Spencer Dinwiddie was able to knock down 11 of 26 from the field to lead the Nets with 31 points while passing the ball for a team-high seven assists. Jarrett Allan cleaned up the glass with 14 rebounds. Brooklyn had four different players finish the game with at least 12 points.
The Nets have been good for an average of 111.7 points per game on the offensive end of the court while hitting 44.8 percent from the field. They have been able to pass the ball for an average of 24.2 assists per night while grabbing 48.3 rebounds. Defensively, they allow an average of 111.5 points per game to their opponents. Brooklyn has been taking the ball away for 6.8 steals every time they are on the court to go along with 5.1 blocks. They will be looking for a third consecutive win.
San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio is now 10-16 following a 107-109 loss against the Rockets in Houston. LaMarcus Aldridge was able to connect on 7 of 14 from the field to lead the Spurs with 19 points. Demar Derozan was able to pass the ball for a team-high five assists while both Aldridge and Rudy Gay were able to haul in 12 rebounds. San Antonio had six different players finish the game with a double-digit scoring night.
The Spurs have been able to put the ball in the net for an average of 111.7 points per game this season while shooting 46.2 from the field. San Antonio has passed the ball for an average of 24.2 assists per night with 46.6 rebounds. On the defensive end of the floor, San Antonio gives up 115.4 points per night. The Spurs average 6.7 steals per game to go along with 5.8 blocks. They will be looking to avoid back-to-back losses.
San Antonio will tip this one off as three-point favorites with the total sitting at 219 on the game. Looking up and down the stat sheet, these teams have almost identical numbers. Both teams score an average of 111 points a night with the Spurs giving up just four more than Brooklyn. They both pass the ball for an average of 24 assists with five blocks and six steals. They are separated by less than two percent in shooting field goals. My money is on the total staying under 219 points.
The total has stayed under in five of Brooklyn’s previous six games.
The total has stayed under in four of Brooklyn’s previous five games vs. Western Conference.
The total has stayed under in 10 of the previous 12 games between these two teams.
The total has stayed under in five of San Antonio’s previous seven games vs. Atlantic division