Nuggets vs. Spurs - 4/8/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (65-13) at Denver Nuggets (32-46)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 8, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, ALT
The San Antonio Spurs and Denver Nuggets meet late Friday night at the Pepsi Center.
The San Antonio Spurs haven’t lost back-to-back games all season long. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 104 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 92.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 21.1 points and 2.5 assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 18.1 points and 8.6 rebounds. Tony Parker is dishing 5.3 assists and Tim Duncan is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Spurs are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have lost 13 road games this season.
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The Denver Nuggets could use a feel good win after losing five of their last six games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 102.2 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 104.9 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Will Barton is averaging 14.6 points and 2.8 assists while Kenneth Faried is averaging 12.6 points and 8.8 rebounds. D.J. Augustin is dishing 5.1 assists and Nikola Jokic is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Nuggets are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have lost three straight home games.
The Spurs are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Friday games. The Nuggets are 17-35-1 ATS in their last 53 Friday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games. The Spurs are 20-6 ATS in the last 26 meetings in Denver and 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
The Spurs are resting their entire starting five and the Nuggets play hard at home. You have to side with Denver in this spot if forced to pick.