Nets vs. Spurs Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 2 (Durant & Co. Blow Out San Antonio for 12th Straight Win)

Devon Platana
Brooklyn Nets vs. San Antonio Spurs prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Brooklyn Nets vs. San Antonio Spurs prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / (AP Foto/Craig Mitchelldyer)
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Nets vs. Spurs Game Info

  • Date: Monday, January 2, 2023
  • Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • Venue: Barclays Center -- Brooklyn, New York
  • Coverage: YES and BSSW

Eleven NBA matchups are slated for Monday, Jan. 2, including an intriguing matchup between the Brooklyn Nets (24-12) and San Antonio Spurs (12-124) at 7:30 p.m. ET.

The Nets are, by far, the most dominant team in the NBA at the moment, achieving their 11th consecutive win with Saturday's 123-106 effort against the Charlotte Hornets. Meanwhile, the Spurs enter tonight's game following a 126-125 loss to the Dallas Mavericks three nights ago.

Do the Nets have what it takes to win for the 12th game in a row? Or will the Spurs successfully pull off an upset in enemy territory?

Nets vs. Spurs Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: SAS: (+570) | BKN: (-520)
  • Spread: SAS: +12 (-110) | BKN: -12 (-110)
  • Total: 236.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Nets enter this contest as major home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 236.5 points, which is among Monday's higher totals.

Nets vs Spurs Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Nets -13.5 - - 229.5 -110 -110 -1000 660

Nets vs. Spurs Betting Trends

  • The Nets won 32 games against the spread last season, while failing to cover or pushing 50 times.
  • The Spurs did not lose ATS (1-0) as underdogs of 13.5 points or greater last year.
  • Last season, 41 Nets games went over the point total.
  • In 82 Spurs games last season, 39 of them hit the over.

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Nets vs. Spurs Prediction & Pick

There just aren't any real reasons why the Nets should lose tonight. Brooklyn leads the Association in points as well as field-goal and three-point percentages during its 11-game run. It also helps that Kyrie Irving has averaged 29.6 points in his last nine outings while Kevin Durant is recording 29.2 PPG on 58.2% shooting in his last 10.

The Spurs just don't have the firepower to match the Nets' offense, being held to just 111.2 PPG on the road (10th-worst). Their road defense hasn't been good either, allowing 126-plus points over the last three away games. Adding insult to injury is the fact that the Spurs have also lost 11 of their last 13 games away from AT&T Center.

Don't overthink things: the Nets are an NBA Championship contender for a reason while the Spurs are anything but that. Back another Brooklyn win at Barclays Center.

Final Score Prediction: Nets: 126 | Spurs: 110

Nets vs. Spurs Best Bet

The Nets should win tonight by a sizeable margin. After all, they've covered the spread in four of their last five games and are 6-2 ATS in their last eight against Western Conference teams. The Spurs haven't been nearly as reliable this campaign, going 6-10 ATS on the road and 7-13 ATS in their last 20 matchups.

Further solidifying themselves as the spread pick, the Nets are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against the Spurs, defeating the latter by 15 points in their last meeting back in January 2022.

With the Nets showing no signs of slowing down, I predict that the 12-point spread will be covered tonight.

Bet: Nets -12 (-110)


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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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