Spurs visit Nuggets in hoops battle
San Antonio Spurs vs Denver Nuggets Odds
The Nuggets hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Wednesday as the Spurs pay a visit to Pepsi Center in NBA betting action.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Nuggets currently sports a record of 53-24, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 47-30 ATS. The Spurs are 57-20 and 39-36-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Nuggets post a 42-35 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Spurs have gone 33-43-1 against the number.
The visitors opened this morning as 4-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 204 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Nuggets, currently No. 6 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Spurs, who rate No. 3 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 109-107 victory for the Spurs.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Denver's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 105.9 PPG, against a Spurs defense that ranks No. 9 at 96.2 PPG. The Nuggets field goal percentage has averaged 47.8% so far, less than the Spurs shooters have achieved on the year, 48.4% per game.
Defensively, the Spurs feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, giving up 98.7 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, San Antonio was a 99-97 winner at home against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (196) was profitable news for OVER bettors. San Antonio got 31 points from Tim Duncan en route to a 99-97 victory over Atlanta on Saturday at AT&T Center.
Denver won its last outing, a 132-114 result against the Rockets on April 6. The Nuggets covered in that game as a 6-point favorite, while the 246 combined points took the game OVER the total. Denver earned a 132-114 victory over Houston on Saturday, getting 22 points from Corey Brewer at Pepsi Center.
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Sacramento are 8-2
After playing Atlanta are 9-1
After a win are 5-5
Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Dallas are 6-4
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a win are 9-1
A few Spurs at Nuggets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Antonio's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Antonio's last 5 games when playing on the road against Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Antonio's last 5 games
San Antonio is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Denver
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Denver is 19-2 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games when playing at home against San Antonio
San Antonio home to Sacramento, Friday, April 12
Denver at Dallas, Friday, April 12