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Playoff Betting Bound Nets Host Spurs on Wednesday, May 12, 2021

NBA Betting: San Antonio Spurs vs. Brooklyn Nets odds and picks

From 1998 through 2019, the Spurs set an NBA record for consecutive playoff appearances.  During that span, San Antonio won five NBA world championships.  As a result, the Spurs were one of the most coveted teams on the NBA betting board.  Those days have officially ended.  Last season San Antonio’s playoff streak ended.  Some observers wrote it off to the pandemic.  But this year, the Spurs were verified as outclassed.  They simply aren’t good enough.  Counter to that is a Nets team that is playoff-bound.  Key injuries haven’t been able to derail the star-studded Nets.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Brooklyn Nets Betting Information

Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Location: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
TV Coverage: NBA League Pass

San Antonio Spurs vs. Brooklyn Nets Betting Odds

Spurs +5½ (-110) 232½ (-110) +175
Nets -5½ (-110) 232½ (-110) -210
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San Antonio Spurs at Brooklyn Nets CashBet Wagering Analysis

In this situation, we have an out-manned Spurs team playing out the string.  And a Nets team that will likely employ load management for this game.  Brooklyn is assured of home-court advantage in the first playoff round.  James Harden remains out with injury.  While Kevin Durant just returned from a lengthy stay on the injury list.  There is no reason for the Nets to exert themselves too much here.  While the Spurs are a sneaky good online sportsbook value.  San Antonio is a favorite team of sharps.  Wise Guys love their ability to come through the back door.

San Antonio A Playoff Thing of the Past

Fashion, the Spurs, covered one of their most recent four Betting on NBA matchups.  Three of those four games stayed under the number.  San Antonio is 32-35 straight up, 36-30-1 against the spread, and 32-35 under the total.  Overall, NBA rankings show the Spurs 21st for scoring offense and 16th for points allowed.

Forward DeMar DeRozan is the key trigger man for San Antonio.  As an example, he averages a team-best 21.4 points per game.  DeRozan scored 20 or more points in seven of his last eight games.

Even with Injuries, Nothing But Nets

 Late on, Brooklyn failed to cover four of its most recent five pro basketball betting matchups.  Four of the Nets’ last five games stayed under the total.  Accordingly, Brooklyn is 44-24 straight up, 34-34 against the spread, and 38-20 over the number.  NBA rankings have the Nets 2nd for scoring offense and 23rd for points allowed.

Forward Kevin Durant leads the Nets with 28.2 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.  So too, did Durant score 30 or more points in four of his most recent five games.  While guard Kyrie Irving brings 27.4 points and 6.2 assists per contest.  Irving scored 28 or more points in four of his last five games.

First-year head coach Steve Nash has answered his critics with a solid season.  At the onset of his hiring, Nash was ripped as unqualified.  Now, he is respected as a coach that kept the Nets going through key injuries.

San Antonio Spurs at Brooklyn Nets Against the Spread

San Antonio covered only one of their most recent four-away games.  While three of the Spurs’ last four away games stayed under the total.  Brooklyn got the cash in three of their most recent four home games.  And then five of the previous seven Nets home games cleared the total.

Above all, San Antonio paid in only one of their most recent seven against the Nets.  Four of the last seven between the Spurs and Nets cleared the basketball betting total.  San Antonio got the cash in only two of their most recent seven visits to Brooklyn.  Meanwhile, six of the last seven in his series at Barclays Center stayed under the number.

San Antonio Spurs at Brooklyn Nets CashBet Free Pick  

As mentioned earlier, the Spurs are in the black for the season.  San Antonio exceeds NBA gambling expectations with consistently strong efforts.  Of great concern is the potential for plenty of Brooklyn load management.

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