Nuggets vs. Spurs Prediction

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Will tonight's 8:30PM ET tip-off between the Nuggets and Spurs go over the total when the two teams square off in San Antonio?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Spurs are 12.5-point home favorites versus the Nuggets while the over/under currently sits at 219.5 points. Both the spread and total moved off the original numbers, with San Antonio moving from -10.5 to -12.5 and the over/under hit the board at 221 before dropping to 219.5.

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The Nuggets have rattled off three straight victories, with wins over the Pacers, Magic and at the Lakers. Nikola Jokic is red-hot, racking up 29 points, 15 rebounds, three blocked shots and a 3-pointer on 12-of-22 shooting in the 127-121 win over L.A. He's currently dealing with a right ankle sprain but he's listed as a probable tonight for San Antonio.

The Spurs bounced back from their 108-105 loss to the Suns with a 122-114 victory over the Timberwolves, although they failed to cover as a 12-point favorite. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 29 points on 12-of-20 shooting in the win against Minnesota, while also grabbing four rebounds with three assists and two blocks.

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OUR PREDICTION: The over has cashed in six of the last eight meetings between these two teams. The over is also 10-2 in the Spurs' last 12 home games, is 4-0 in their last four games overall, and is 6-0 in their last six conference matchups. On the other side, the over has cashed in six of their last seven road games, is 39-17-1 in their last 57 games overall, and is 36-16-1 in their last 53 games playing on one day of rest.

 

THURSDAY NBA PREDICTION: NUGGETS/SPURS OVER 219.5

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