Denver Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs - 1/20/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (26-16) at Denver Nuggets (18-22)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets +7 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds
The Denver Nuggets play host to the San Antonio Spurs at the Pepsi Center tonight.
The Denver Nuggets are in a serious slump, losing their last three and coming off a 122-79 demolition at Golden State last Monday. Ty Lawson had 19 points while Jameer Nelson added 14 off the bench, but the final score was all you really needed to know about this game. Right from the tipoff, the Warriors were all over the Nuggets and that final buzzer just couldn't come soon enough in this game. Before this current three-game losing streak, the Nuggets did win five straight including a win over the Grizzlies and one over the Mavericks, so I'm not so sure what happened over the last week.
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Meanwhile, the San Antonio Spurs have won five of their last six games and will be going for a fourth straight win after cruising past the Jazz by 89-69 on Sunday. Defense was the name of the game in this one and it was the Spurs who shot just 38.8 percent from the field but were able to dominate the game by holding the Jazz to 33.3 percent shooting and just 27 points in the first half. We haven't seen a great defensive game from the Spurs in a long time, but they did a great job of limiting Gordon Hayward's impact on the game it just rippled throughout the entire Jazz team. Tim Duncan had just 11 points while Tony Parker added just four, but that was because neither player was needed with the game practically won by halftime.
In ATS trends, the Spurs are 4-1-1 ATS in their last six games overall and 1-5 ATS in their last six games following a win of more than 10 points, while the Nuggets are 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following a loss.
Head to head, the Spurs are 22-8 ATS in the last 30 meetings in Denver and the road team is 19-7 ATS in the last 26 meetings overall.
No matter what form the Nuggets are in, they are never an easy team to beat at the Pepsi Center, but I would be very surprised if the Spurs don't win this one by double digits in the form that they're in.