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San Antonio favored by 3.5 against Denver on Saturday

Denver NuggetsSan Antonio Spurs
Jan 7, 8:30 PM | AT&T Center

Denver Nuggets vs San Antonio Spurs Odds

6-2TEAM RECORD5-2

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Denver when they hit take on the Spurs on Saturday in pro hoops betting action.

The Nuggets will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 7-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Spurs are 4-3 ATS. Denver is 3-5 against the total, while San Antonio is 3-4 versus the number.

View Denver vs San Antonio Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Nuggets listed as 3.5-point underdogs. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 195.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 16 (Spurs) and the No. 13 (Nuggets) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 106-103 result in favor of the Nuggets is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features San Antonio's No. 18-rated squad against Denver's No. 14-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, San Antonio rates No. 1 in the league with 9.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 24 with 5.1 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Nuggets own the league's No. 15-rated mark, allowing 96 points per game when on the road. San Antonio, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in home scoring.

Denver was a 96-88 winner in its last match on the road against the Hornets. They covered the 6.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 184 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Nuggets grabbed a 96-88 win over the Hornets on Friday, behind a 23-point effort from Danilo Gallinari at New Orleans Arena.

The Spurs were a 93-71 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Mavericks. They covered the 2–point spread as favorites, while the total score (164) made winners of UNDER bettors. San Antonio cruised to victory on Thursday, running Dallas out of the gym and running up a 93-71 score at AT&T Center.

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing New Orleans are 8-2
After playing New Orleans are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After playing Dallas are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Nuggets at Spurs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 5 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
Denver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Denver's last 8 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Antonio's last 5 games when playing at home against Denver
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
San Antonio is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Antonio's last 8 games when playing Denver

Next up:
Denver home to New Orleans, Monday, January 9
San Antonio at Oklahoma City, Sunday, January 8

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