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NBA Game Preview - Nets underdogs vs Spurs at New Jersey

San Antonio SpursNew Jersey Nets
Feb 11, 8:00 PM | Prudential Center

San Antonio Spurs vs New Jersey Nets Odds

18-9TEAM RECORD8-20

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Spurs travelling to New Jersey Saturday to face the Nets on Saturday.

The Nets are 8-20 so far on the season, and 12-16 ATS vs. the number. The Spurs, meanwhile, are 18-9 and 16-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New Jersey go 17-11 and the Spurs go 12-15 on the totals.

View San Antonio vs New Jersey Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Spurs before tip-off in this one will find them as 8-point favorites, while the total sits at 191.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Nets rated this week at No. 27 and the Spurs sitting at No. 7. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 100-88 result in favor of the Spurs today.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Jersey's No. 23-ranked offense (92.4 PPG) against a Spurs defense that ranks No. 12 at 93.4 PPG. The Nets have averaged 42.2% from the field per game, less than the Spurs have managed so far this season (45.8% on average).

Defensively, the Spurs feature the league's No. 19-rated defense on the road, allowing 97.7 points per game. New Jersey, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 in the league in scoring at home.

The Spurs were a 100-90 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the 76ers. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (190) made winners of OVER bettors. Tony Parker poured in 37 points for San Antonio on Wednesday, as they defeated Philadelphia 100-90 at Wells Fargo Center.

Last time out for New Jersey, they were a 109-92 loser as they battled the Pistons on the road. The Nets failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point underdog, while 201 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Nets got 16 points from Johan Petro, but it was Detroit that prevailed in a 109-92 final on Friday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

A few Spurs at Nets trends to consider:
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
San Antonio is 17-1 SU in its last 18 games when playing New Jersey
San Antonio is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Antonio's last 9 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Jersey's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New Jersey's last 9 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of New Jersey's last 12 games when playing at home against San Antonio

Next up:
San Antonio at Detroit, Tuesday, February 14
New Jersey home to Memphis, Wednesday, February 15

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