Nuggets take on Spurs in hoops contest
Denver Nuggets vs San Antonio Spurs Odds
NBA betting interest will be piqued on Wednesday when the Nuggets of Denver hit the hard court against the Spurs of San Antonio.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Spurs are 53-17 so far on the season, and 37-31-2 ATS vs. the number. The Nuggets, meanwhile, are 49-23 and 43-29 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen San Antonio go 31-38-1 and the Nuggets go 40-32 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Spurs at No. 3 and the Nuggets at No. 5 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 110-106 result in favor of the Spurs.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features San Antonio's No. 22-rated squad against Denver's No. 2-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, San Antonio rates No. 7 in the league with 8.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 21 with 6.4 per outing.
Defensively, the Nuggets feature the league's No. 28-rated defense on the road, giving up 104.5 points per game. San Antonio, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the league in scoring at home.
Denver lost its last outing, a 110-86 result against the Hornets on March 25. The Nuggets failed to cover in that game as a 7-point favorite, while the 196 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Denver was crushed on Monday, getting run out of the gym by New Orleans and falling 110-86 at New Orleans Arena.
Last time out for San Antonio, they were a 96-95 loser as they battled the Rockets on the road. The Spurs failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point favorite, while 191 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. San Antonio suffered a 96-95 loss against Houston on Sunday, getting 23 points from Tony Parker in a losing effort at Toyota Center.
Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Brooklyn are 5-5
After playing New Orleans are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing LA Clippers are 10-0
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a loss are 9-1
A few Nuggets at Spurs trends to consider:
Denver is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games
Denver is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games when playing San Antonio
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Antonio's last 6 games when playing Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of San Antonio's last 16 games when playing at home against Denver
San Antonio is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Denver home to Brooklyn, Friday, March 29
San Antonio home to LA Clippers, Friday, March 29