Denver Nuggets vs San Antonio Spurs Odds
The Nuggets will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Spurs in San Antonio at AT&T Center on Saturday in NBA action.
The Spurs sport records of 7-2 and 5-3-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Nuggets sit at 4-5 and 5-4 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-5 for the Spurs and 4-5 for the Nuggets. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Spurs at No. 13 and the Nuggets at No. 8 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 100-97 result in favor of the Spurs.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Antonio's No. 18-ranked offense (97 PPG) against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 17 at 98 PPG. The Spurs have averaged 46.9% from the field per game, more than the Nuggets have managed so far this season (43.6% on average).
Defensively, the Nuggets feature the league's No. 22-rated defense on the road, giving up 100.5 points per game. San Antonio, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Denver, they were a 98-93 loser as they battled the Heat at home. The Nuggets failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 191 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Andre Miller scored 19 points in a failed effort to lead the Nuggets to victory (they lost 98-93 to Miami at Pepsi Center on Thursday).
The Spurs were a 104-100 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Knicks. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (204) made winners of OVER bettors. The Spurs endured a 104-100 loss at the hands of the Knicks on Thursday, despite a 19-point effort from Tony Parker at AT&T Center.
Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Memphis are 6-4
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing LA Clippers are 10-0
After playing New York are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
A few Nuggets at Spurs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Denver's last 15 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Denver's last 25 games when playing San Antonio
Denver is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Denver is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing San Antonio
San Antonio is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of San Antonio's last 15 games when playing at home against Denver
San Antonio is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
San Antonio is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Denver
Denver at Memphis, Monday, November 19
San Antonio home to LA Clippers, Monday, November 19