Denver Nuggets (11-7) at San Antonio Spurs (10-8)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 29, 2021 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs +4 -- Over/Under: 225 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Denver Nuggets invade the AT&T Center to do battle with the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night.
The Denver Nuggets endured a slow start to the season, but they’ve been on fire lately as they’ve won eight of their past 10 games and they will be gunning for a sixth straight victory after blowing past the Heat in a 109-82 road win on Wednesday. Nikola Jokic led the team with 21 points, 11 rebounds and three assists, Michael Porter Jr. scored 17 points on seven of 12 shooting off the bench, JaMychal Green scored 15 points with 10 rebounds while Jamal Murray chipped in with 14 points and four assists. As a team, the Nuggets shot 45 percent from the field and 14 of 43 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with their defense by holding the Heat to just 12 points in the first quarter to lead by 25 points at halftime, before finishing in a flurry as they poured in 35 points in the fourth quarter to make it a complete blowout.
Meanwhile, the San Antonio Spurs have been in pretty good form as they’ve won eight of their past 12 games and they will be aiming for a third straight win after outlasting the Celtics in a 110-106 home win on Wednesday. DeMar DeRozan led the team with 21 points and seven assists on seven of eight shooting, LaMarcus Aldridge added 20 points, Keldon Johnson scored 18 points with 10 rebounds while Lonnie Walker chipped in with 14 points on six of nine shooting. As a team, the Spurs shot a healthy 56 percent from the field and eight of 28 from the 3-point line as they rallied back from a 15-point deficit to lead late in the fourth quarter, only to fall just short as they missed on a chance to send the game into overtime in the final seconds.
Looking at the betting trends, the Nuggets are 4-0 ATS in their last four road games, 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games following a win of more than 10 points and 5-0 ATS in their last five games overall. The Spurs are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games as an underdog and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games against a team above .600.
Head to head, the over is 6-2 in the last eight meetings overall and the over is 4-0 in the last four meetings in San Antonio.
We’re in for a good contest as both the Spurs and the Nuggets are heading into this one with plenty of momentum. The Nuggets have been racking up the wins even with Murray going through a quiet patch as they’re getting contributions from everyone, while the Spurs would’ve taken so much confidence from their solid win over the in-form Celtics. This one could go either way, but I’m sticking with red-hot Nuggets to extend their win streak to six games in this one.