San Antonio Spurs (35-23) at Denver Nuggets (30-26)
|Date & Time||Tuesday February 13, 2018, 10:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Denver Nuggets -6.5 -- Over/Under: 208.5
TNT, FSSW, ALT
The San Antonio Spurs and Denver Nuggets meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Pepsi Center.
The San Antonio Spurs need a victory here after losing four of their last five games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 101.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 98.1 points on 45 percent shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 22.4 points and 8.4 rebounds while Pau Gasol is averaging 10.6 points and 8.3 rebounds. Patty Mills is dishing 2.6 assists and Manu Ginobili is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 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 split their last six road games.
The Denver Nuggets look for another victory after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 107.2 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 106.5 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Gary Harris is averaging 17.3 points and 3.1 assists while Nikola Jokic is averaging 16.6 points and 10.4 rebounds. Jamal Murray is the third double-digit scorer and Will Barton is dishing 4.1 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have won 10 of their last 13 home games.
The Spurs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southwest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Spurs are 21-7 ATS in the last 28 meetings in Denver, 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the favorite is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The San Antonio Spurs are struggling, banged up and are coming off a rough loss last night. LaMarcus Aldridge and others are still out, putting a lot of pressure on a very thin roster right now. The Denver Nuggets are playing some of their most consistent ball of the year and are playing at home where they're outscoring teams by 6.5 points this season. It's always hard to pass up points with the Spurs, but not when they're this injured. I'll eat the chalk with the Nuggets at home.