Free NBA Picks Today: San Antonio Spurs vs Brooklyn Nets 1/17/23

Free NBA Picks Today: San Antonio Spurs vs Brooklyn Nets 1/17/23
Tue 17th January 2023

The San Antonio Spurs (13-31, 8-16 Home) will try to slow down one of the NBA’s top shooting teams when they welcome the Brooklyn Nets (27-15, 14-8 Away) on Tuesday. Brooklyn was beaten by the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-102 at Barclays Center on Sunday.

With 23 points, two rebounds, one assists, and one steals, Seth Curry was the key player in the losing effort. The Nets are second in the Eastern Conference, three games behind the Boston Celtics.San Antonio dropped their fifth in a row on Sunday at AT&T Center, falling to the Sacramento Kings 132-119.

Jakob Poeltl had 23 points in the losing effort, leading the team. The Spurs are 14th in the Western Conference. The teams are meeting for the last time this season.

Brooklyn will be aiming for a season sweep against San Antonio after triumphing in the only previous matchup 139-103 at Barclays Center on January 2, their sixth straight head-to-head victory.

Kyrie Irving led the Nets with 27 points, while Kevin Durant added 25 points and 11 assists. Keldon Johnson had 22 points in defeat.Durant is averaging 29.7 points per game, sixth-highest in the NBA, to lead the Nets in scoring this season.

Meanwhile, Nicolas Claxton is grabbing 8.5 rebounds per game, and Ben Simmons is dishing 5.8 assists.Johnson (21.1 ppg) has supplied much of the Spurs’ offense. Poeltl is pulling down 9.4 rebounds per game, and Tre Jones is doling out 6.4 assists. The Nets rank as one of the NBA’s most accurate teams from the field, second-best at 50.8%.

The Nets are only 2-8 in their last 10 games at AT&T Center. San Antonio has lost three straight at home this season.Brooklyn is 7-3 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +5.7 (113.5-107.8). San Antonio has gone 2-8 over the last 10, allowing 125.9 points per game on average while scoring only 117.5 (-8.4 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Seth Curry: 18.2 | 13.3 | +4.9
Points per game:
Seth Curry: 15.6 | 9.4 | +6.2
Assists per game:
Ben Simmons: 7.8 | 5.8 | +1.9
Kevin Durant: 3.3 | 5.3 | -2.0


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Josh Richardson: 22.4 | 17.1 | +5.3
Points per game:
Tre Jones: 19.0 | 13.8 | +5.2
Rebounds per game:
Zach Collins: 7.4 | 5.8 | +1.6
Assists per game:
Josh Richardson: 4.6 | 3.3 | +1.3

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Brooklyn Nets (-185)

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