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Denver NuggetsSan Antonio Spurs
March 4, 9:30 PM | AT&T Center

Denver Nuggets vs San Antonio Spurs Odds

20-17TEAM RECORD25-11

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Sunday when the Spurs try to run the Nuggets off the court at AT&T Center in pro hoops action.

San Antonio will face the 20-17 Nuggets, who own a 22-15 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Spurs are 18-18 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Nuggets are 19-18 favoring the OVER.

View Denver vs San Antonio Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Spurs in this one, they're listed as 7.5-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 206 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Spurs at No. 8 and the Nuggets at No. 16 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 104-102 result in favor of the Spurs.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Antonio's No. 4-ranked offense (99.1 PPG) against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 28 at 101.2 PPG. The Spurs have averaged 45.9% from the field per game, less than the Nuggets have managed so far this season (46.9% on average).

Defensively, the Nuggets feature the league's No. 29-rated defense on the road, allowing 103.6 points per game. San Antonio, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the league in scoring at home.

The Nuggets were a 117-105 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rockets. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (222) made winners of OVER bettors. Ty Lawson scored 22 points and added 15 assists for a double-double, leading Denver over Houston, 117-105, on Friday at Toyota Center.

In their last action, San Antonio was a 102-72 winner at home against the Bobcats. They covered the 15-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (174) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Charlotte was run off the court by the Spurs on Friday as San Antonio blasted the Bobcats 102-72 at AT&T Center.

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Sacramento are 7-3
After playing Houston are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing New York are 6-4
After playing Charlotte are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Nuggets at Spurs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Denver's last 14 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Denver's last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Denver's last 25 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 6 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of San Antonio's last 10 games at home
San Antonio is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games at home
San Antonio is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Denver
San Antonio is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games

Next up:
Denver home to Sacramento, Monday, March 5
San Antonio home to New York, Wednesday, March 7

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