Nuggets at Spurs - 12/26/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (12-17) at San Antonio Spurs (25-5)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ALT, FSSW
The Denver Nuggets and San Antonio Spurs square off Saturday night at the AT&T Center.
The Denver Nuggets look for a nice victory after splitting their last eight games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 98.7 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 103.4 points on 46 percent shooting. Danilo Gallinari is averaging 17.3 points and 5.9 rebounds while Will Barton is averaging 15.3 points and 2.3 assists. Kenneth Faried is grabbing 9.1 rebounds and Gary Harris is dishing 1.2 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Nuggets are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14 turnovers per game. The Denver Nuggets have won four of their last five road games.
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The San Antonio Spurs look to remain hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 102.4 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 88.8 points on 42 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 21.1 points and 7.4 rebounds while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 15.9 points and 8.8 rebounds. Tim Duncan is grabbing eight rebounds and Tony Parker is dishing five assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Spurs are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.1 turnovers per game. The San Antonio Spurs haven’t lost a regular season home game since March 12th.
The Nuggets are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games. The Spurs are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games playing on 0 days rest. The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in San Antonio and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Spurs are going to win this game, but the Nuggets are rested and playing well for an under the radar team. I'll take the points here.