Denver Nuggets (26-24) at San Antonio Spurs (33-19)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -6.5 -- Over/Under: 201 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Denver Nuggets and San Antonio Spurs meet Tuesday in NBA action at the AT&T Center.
The Denver Nuggets could use a victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 106.1 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 105.5 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Gary Harris is averaging 17.3 points and 3.2 assists while Jamal Murray is averaging 16.3 points and 2.8 assists. Nikola Jokic is the third double-digit scorer and Will Barton is dishing four assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have lost five straight road games.
The San Antonio Spurs look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 100.8 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 97.4 points on 44.8 percent shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 22.2 points and 8.5 rebounds while Pau Gasol is averaging 10.8 points and 8.3 rebounds. Patty Mills is dishing 2.7 assists and Manu Ginobili is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have won 11 of their last 13 home games.
The Nuggets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Southwest, 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 road games and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Spurs are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Nuggets are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in San Antonio, 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the favorite is 16-5 ATS in the last 21 meetings.
The San Antonio Spurs have not been the team we're used to seeing and a lot of that has to do with injuries. However, the Nuggets are on the end of a back to back, and they're not the same team on the road as they are at home. The Nuggets are allowing 48.4 percent shooting and are getting outscored by 5.4 points on the road. The Spurs are outscoring teams by eight points at home this season and have covered seven of their last nine home games. I'll eat the reasonable chalk here.