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NBA odds preview - Nets vs. Spurs

Brooklyn NetsSan Antonio Spurs
10-20December 31, 2013, 07:00 | AT&T Center24-7

Brooklyn travels to San Antonio on Tuesday, hoping to boost its 10-20 mark with a victory over the Spurs.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Spurs currently sport a record of 24-7, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 16-15 ATS. The Nets are 10-20 and 12-18 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Spurs post a 20-11 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Nets have gone 17-12-1 against the number.

View Brooklyn Nets vs San Antonio Spurs Odds and Stats.

The Nets were listed as 13-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 207.5 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Spurs rated this week at No. 7 and the Nets sitting at No. 28. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 99-88 result in favor of the Spurs today.

Last time out for Brooklyn, they were a 105-91 loser as they battled the Pacers on the road. The Nets failed to cover in the match as a 13.5-point underdog, while 196 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Brooklyn got 18 points from Paul Pierce but lost anyway 105-91 against the Pacers on Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Spurs were a 112-104 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Kings. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (216) made winners of OVER bettors. Sacramento was scorched by Manu Ginobili for 28 points as the Spurs defated the Kings 112-104 in NBA action on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Antonio's No. 7-ranked offense (103.84 PPG) against a Nets defense that ranks No. 21 at 102.07 PPG. The Spurs have averaged 48.41% from the field per game, more than the Nets have managed so far this season (44.44% on average).

A few Nets at Spurs trends to consider:
Brooklyn is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Brooklyn is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Brooklyn's last 8 games
Brooklyn is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games on the road
San Antonio is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of San Antonio's last 8 games
San Antonio is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home
San Antonio is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games at home

Next up:
Brooklyn at Seattle, Thursday, January 2nd
San Antonio home to New York, Thursday, January 2nd