Nets vs Spurs: Bet Road Dog Brooklyn +14 as the NBA Pick

Ross Benjamin

Friday, October 30, 2015 7:07 PM UTC

Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 7:07 PM UTC

We’re going to examine Friday’s NBA contest between Brooklyn & San Antonio. Go inside to read our insightful betting preview in order to find out our free NBA pick.

Nets are a Huge Dog in the Lone Star State
The Nets and Spurs will meet on Friday night in San Antonio. The opening tip is slated for 8:35 PM ET. Current (12:25 PM ET) NBA odds indicate that San Antonio is a mammoth 14 point favorite, and the posted total is 202. These teams met twice last season, and the home side won on each occasion. Both of those contests went under the total.


Matador Defense in Season Opener
The Brooklyn Nets opened the season on Wednesday with a disappointing 115-100 home loss to Chicago. Brooklyn allowed the Bulls to shoot a blistering 53.8% from the field in that contest. Unfortunately, their shooting was nowhere near as good at 41.9%. The Nets did do an excellent job of getting to the free throw line. They went 22-for-28 (78.6%) at the charity stripe. If they hope to say in this game, Brooklyn has to get to the free throw line at the same type of frequency that they did against Chicago. During their two games against San Antonio last season, Brooklyn had just a combined 28 free throw attempts.


Spurs Home Opener
San Antonio opened the season with a 112-106 loss to a very good Oklahoma City team. They allowed Oklahoma City to shoot 48.8% from the floor, and were outrebounded 52-43. If they hope to come away with a win and cover in tonight’s home opener, both of those areas need to be cleaned up. In two games against Brooklyn last season, they held the Nets to 39.2% shooting and 91.0 points per game.


Final Analysis
I’m never crazy about giving away this many points in a NBA game to begin with. I especially frown upon doing so this early in the season. Brooklyn has gone a very profitable 17-6 ATS in away games the last two seasons following one or more losses in a row.  I’m going to have a very small lean toward the road underdog in this spot for one of my NBA picks on Friday.

NBA Pick: Nets +14 at Heritage

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