San Antonio Spurs vs. Denver Nuggets - 1/13/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Antonio Spurs vs. Denver Nuggets - 1/13/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Denver Nuggets (22-20) at San Antonio Spurs (28-15)

NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)

The Line: San Antonio Spurs -7.5 -- Over/Under: 204.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Denver Nuggets and San Antonio Spurs meet Saturday in NBA action at the AT&T Center.

The Denver Nuggets look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 107.3 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 106.1 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Gary Harris is averaging 16.9 points and 3.2 assists while Jamal Murray is averaging 16.1 points and 2.7 assists. Nikola Jokic is the third double-digit scorer and Will Barton is dishing four assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have won five of their last seven road games.

The San Antonio Spurs look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 101.2 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 98.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 22.6 points and 8.6 rebounds while Kawhi Leonard is averaging 15.9 points and 2.1 assists. Rudy Gay is the third double-digit scorer and Pau Gasol is grabbing 8.2 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have won 13 straight home games.

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The Nuggets are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest, 5-1-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 9-4-2 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Spurs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games, 12-3-2 ATS in their last 17 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 Saturday games. The Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in San Antonio, 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the road team is 24-9 ATS in the last 33 meetings.

I'm not trying to lay big chalk with a Spurs team that's banged up and finding ways to lose games they probably sholdn't lose. The Denver Nuggets have improved their play on the road recently and are becoming that playoff contender in the West everybody expected to see this season. This just feels like too many points for a Spurs team that has so many lineup issues right now.

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Randy’s Pick Denver Nuggets +7.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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