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The 39-12 San Antonio Spurs will travel to face the 29-21 Brooklyn Nets in an NBA pro basketball game on Sunday night. Tip off time from Brooklyn is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.
The NBA odds in this game will come out on Sunday afternoon as both Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili are listed as questionable with injuries.
The teams met back on New Year’s Eve and it was the Spurs with the 104-73 home win against the Nets as a -9 point betting favorite. The total came in at under 198 points.
San Antonio has a road record of 17-10 on the season. The team had their 11 game win streak snapped on Friday in a 119-109 road defeat on Friday to the Detroit Pistons as a -5 point betting favorite. The total came in at over 197 ½ points. The Spurs fell behind by 17 points after three quarters. The team shot 45.7% from the floor along with 10 of 24 from three. They allowed the Pistons 51.7% from the floor as well as Detroit pulling down 16 more rebounds than San Antonio. Tony Parker led the team with 31 points and 8 assists on 10 of 16 shooting. San Antonio is a top four offense in the NBA in points scored and offensive field goal percentage. They average 104.2 points a game as well as 48.6% shooting.
The Nets have a home mark of 18-9 on the 2012-13 campaign. They lose their fifth game in eight starts in an 89-74 road defeat on Friday night to the Washington Wizards as a +1 ½ point underdog. The game landed under 188 ½ points. Brooklyn was held to just 31 first half points. They make just 32.9% of their shots and 5 of 18 from three. They allowed Washington 45% shooting. The Nets miss 11 of 32 free throws. Deron Williams had 20 point and 5 assists in the loss. Brooklyn’s bench was no help hitting on 4 of 21 shots. Brooklyn is having a horrible time scoring points as the team has pushed across just 87 points a game over their past six games.