The San Antonio Spurs, who opened a nine game road swing in New Orleans on Monday night, will battle the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center this evening. Tonight's inter-conference clash between the Spurs and Nets is scheduled to tip off at 8:00pm ET on TNT. The latest NBA Betting Odds have Brooklyn listed as a -5 against the spread home favorite and the Over/Under set at 195 points.
The Nets may have a number of banged up players, but they could be in better shape than San Antonio tonight. The Spurs are still missing Manu Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard and they are coming off a grueling affair with the Wizards.
San Antonio, which is playing its third game in four nights, won its third straight game yesterday, defeating Washington 125-118 at the Verizon Center. However, the Spurs needed double overtime to complete the job. The extended action required 40 minutes of play from Tim Duncan, who logged 31 points and 11 rebounds, 46 minutes from Danny Green, and 38 minutes from Marco Belinelli.
Brooklyn has not played its best basketball of late as it dropped three straight game before earning a 108-102 home win over the 76ers on Monday night; however, the two days of rest were much needed.
The Nets were without Andrei Kirilenko, Joe Johnson, and Andray Blatche in the Philadelphia game, but all three players are expected to suit up in tonight's contest.
The Spurs have won the last six games in this series, the most recent a 113-92 beat down on New Year's Eve, but Brooklyn appears to be in prime position to halt that streak this evening.
NBA Betting Odds San Antonio Spurs vs Brooklyn Nets:
San Antonio Spurs +5 (-110), Over 195 (-110), +177 (Moneyline)
Brooklyn Nets -5 (-110), Under 195 (-110), -210 (Moneyline)
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