Spurs vs. Nuggets - 4/3/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (28-47) at San Antonio Spurs (49-26)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 3, 2015 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -12.5 -- Over/Under: 208 See the Latest Odds
TV: ALT2, KENS
The Denver Nuggets and San Antonio Spurs meet Friday night at the AT&T Center.
The Denver Nuggets look for a win after losing six of their last eight games. On the season, the Nuggets are averaging 100.3 points on 43.1 percent shooting and are allowing 103.8 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Ty Lawson is averaging 15.5 points and 9.5 assists while Wilson Chandler is averaging 13.5 points and six rebounds. Kenneth Faried is grabbing 8.8 rebounds and Danilo Gallinari is shooting 37.5 percent from the field. The Denver Nuggets are shooting just 42.6 percent in their last five games and have lost 14 straight when scoring less than 100 points. The Nuggets have lost six of their last eight games on the road, including a Wednesday game against the Jazz in which they scored just 84 points. J.J. Hickson is questionable with a knee injury.
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The San Antonio Spurs look to build on their five-game winning streak. On the season, the Spurs are averaging 102.6 points on 46.3 percent shooting and are allowing 97.1 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 16.1 points and 7.4 rebounds while Tony Parker is averaging 14.8 points and 4.9 assists. Tim Duncan is grabbing 9.2 rebounds and Danny Green is dishing 1.9 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing just 40.8 percent shooting in their last five games and have won 11 straight when allowing less than 100 points. The Spurs have won 11 of their last 12 games on their home court and have a chance to climb up the West standings with the way they’re playing right now.
The Nuggets are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Spurs are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Nuggets are 10-2 ATS in the last 12 meetings in San Antonio and the road team is 35-17 ATS in the last 52 meetings.
The Spurs should win, but the Nuggets have been money ATS as of late, especially with big numbers. I'll play the trends here and take the truckload of points with the road team.