Spurs at Nuggets- 1/20/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (26-16) at Denver Nuggets (18-23)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets +7 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, ALT
The San Antonio Spurs and Denver Nuggets meet Tuesday night at the Pepsi Center.
The San Antonio Spurs have won five of their last six games and play their fifth road game of the month. On the season, the Spurs are averaging 101.8 points on 46.2 percent shooting and are allowing 97.6 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Tim Duncan is averaging 14.9 points and 10.2 rebounds while Kawhi Leonard is averaging 15.3 points and 7.5 rebounds. Tony Parker is dishing 4.7 assists and Danny Green is shooting 44.4 percent from the field. The San Antonio Spurs are as healthy as they’ve been all season and it shows on the defensive side. The Spurs are allowing 41.8 percent shooting in their last five games and have won seven straight contests when allowing less than 100 points. With Leonard and everybody else back on the floor, the Spurs are ready to make that playoff push.
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The Denver Nuggets have split their last six games and hope to snap a three-game skid. On the season, the Nuggets are averaging 102.3 points on 43.8 percent shooting and are allowing 103.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Ty Lawson is averaging 17 points and 10.1 assists while Arron Afflalo is averaging 15.4 points and 3.6 rebounds. Wilson Chandler is shooting 41.5 percent from the field and Kenneth Faried is grabbing 8.8 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets need to start playing consistent ball if they’re going to get back in the playoff race. That will start on the defensive side, as the Nuggets have allowed 100-plus points in five of their last seven games and are allowing 103 points on average in their last five games. The Nuggets have won 12 of their 19 games at home.
The Spurs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Nuggets are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference. 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.
This Nuggets team is really confusing as they can't play consistent ball for any length of time. Meanwhile, the Spurs are starting to hit their usual stride and are healthy for the first time all season. I'll take the Spurs by double digits.