In this all-Western showdown, two teams sitting within the playoff spots of the conference are clashing, when the Denver Nuggets (30-26), looking to turn their latest victory into a streak, are hosting the San Antonio Spurs (35-23), who have won only once in the past two weeks and are looking to bounce back. San Antonio Spurs vs Denver Nuggets Spread and Prediction.
Date/Time: 02-13-2018, 22:30 EDT
Spread: Denver Nuggets -6.5
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Nuggets have a 30-26 record (26-27-3 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit on the 7th place of the West. They have won four of their last five matches and in their last game they won on the road against the Suns with a 123-113 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Gary Harris with 17.6 ppg, followed by Nikola Jokic with 16.6 ppg and team highs both in rebounding, with 10.4 per game and in assists made, with 5.6 per game. Jamal Murray adds 16.3 ppg.
Spurs have a 35-23 record (30-26-2 against the spread) so far this season and are currently sit on the third place of the West. They have lost four of their last five matches and in their last game they lost on the road against the Jazz with a 99-101 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by LaMarcus Aldridge with 22.4 ppg, adding a team high 8.4 rebounds per game, while Kawhi Leonard is out indefinitely with an injury. Pau Gasol adds 10.7 ppg, 8.4 rebounds and a team high 3.3 assists per game.
Spurs have won both previous meetings against the Nuggets, both at home and by an average of 17 points. Nuggets are 22-7 at home so far this season, while Spurs are 13-17 on the road. Nuggets are better offensively, scoring 107.2 ppg to Spurs’ 101.4, while Spurs have the best defense in the league, allowing 98.2 ppg to Nuggets’ 106.5. Denver has the better percentages both in field goals, shooting with 46.38% to Spurs’ 45.68% and in 3-pointers, shooting with 36.15% to Spurs’ 35.83%. They are also slightly better in rebounding (44.8 to 44.4) and in assists made (24.1 to 22.7). Spurs are struggling lately and Nuggets have been very efficient at home. Vegas odds give the Nuggets a -6.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home victory tonight.
San Antonio Spurs vs Denver Nuggets Prediction: Denver Nuggets -6.5 (-110)
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San Antonio Spurs vs Denver Nuggets Spread and Prediction