San Antonio Spurs at Denver Nuggets
|Date & Time||Wednesday April 3, 2019, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Denver Nuggets -4.5 -- Over/Under: 213
The San Antonio Spurs and Denver Nuggets meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Pepsi Center.
The San Antonio Spurs look for a victory here after splitting their last eight games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 111.8 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 110.4 points on 46.3 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 21.5 points and 6.2 assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 21.3 points and 9.1 rebounds. Rudy Gay is the third double-digit scorer and Bryn Forbes is dishing 2.1 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 39.4 percent from beyond the arc and 82 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have split their last six road games.
The Denver Nuggets could also use a win here after splitting their last eight games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 110.9 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 106.7 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 20.3 points and 10.9 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 18.2 points and 4.8 assists. Gary Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Millsap is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.7 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have won four of their last five home games.
The Spurs are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Nuggets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Spurs are 21-7 ATS in the last 28 meetings in Denver and 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The under is 21-7 in Nuggets last 28 overall. The under is 12-4 in Spurs last 16 overall.
The Denver Nuggets came into last nights game losing their last five games by an average of 11 points and shooting under 42 percent from the field. While they'll be eager to get back on track, the Nuggets certainly aren't playing well enough to lay chalk with, especially when you throw in the quick turnaround. The San Antonio Spurs obviously have had their struggles on the road all season, but they're 16-6 ATS when an underdog of less than six points and have a long history of giving the Nuggets problems, even this season. I'll take my chances with the Spurs and the free buckets based on the recent struggles from the Nuggets.