Spurs vs. Nuggets Prediction
Can the Denver Nuggets bounce back at home when they take on the San Antonio Spurs tonight at 9PM ET?
517 San Antonio Spurs vs. 518 Denver Nuggets
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
9PM ET – Pepsi Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Nuggets are favored in this game, as they are getting odds of -5 points against the Spurs. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 213 points. The public betting for this game currently has 55 percent going on the Nuggets at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Spurs fend off Atlanta
San Antonio is coming off a 117-111 win at home over the Hawks on Tuesday night. Despite the win, they failed to cover for the fourth straight game. The Spurs are 45-33 overall, 14-24 on the road, 41-35-2 against the spread and 42-35-1 with the over. The Spurs are currently seventh in the West, but tied for Oklahoma City for the final two spots.
The Spurs are putting up 111.9 points per game on offense this season while shooting 47.8 percent as a team from the field and a league-best 39.5 percent from the arc. Defensively, San Antonio is giving up 110.4 points per game while opponents shoot 46.3 percent from the field. DeMar DeRozan is leading the team with 21.6 points, 6.1 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game. LaMarcus Aldridge is adding 21.2 points and 9.1 rebounds per contest.
Nuggets lose at Golden State
Denver is coming off a 116-102 loss at Golden State last night for their third loss in four games. Denver is also just 1-5 against the spread in its last six games. The Nuggets are 51-26 on the season, 31-7 at home, 39-38 against the spread and 45-31-1 with the under. Following the loss, Denver is now two games behind the Warriors in the West with five games to play. They have a 1.5-game lead on Houston, who is in third.
The Nuggets are giving up just 106.9 points per game while opponents shoot 45.8 percent from the field. Offensively, Denver is putting up 110.8 points per game while shooting 46.5 percent from the field. Nikola Jokic is leading the team with 20.1 points, 10.8 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game. Jamal Murray is adding 18.2 points and 4.8 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Spurs are 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five road games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last five conference games.
The Nuggets have covered in four straight on no rest, but have failed to cover in four straight at home.
The Nuggets are not playing well offensively right now, but I don’t think that will be as much of a problem tonight against this San Antonio team. The Spurs are not an offensive power either and they are coming off a game last night as well. I think San Antonio looks sluggish on the road against this Denver team that has been very strong at home and needs the win to avoid slipping further in the top of the West.
NBA Prediction: Denver Nuggets -5