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San Antonio SpursDenver Nuggets
Feb 23, 9:00 PM | Pepsi Center

San Antonio Spurs vs Denver Nuggets Odds

23-10TEAM RECORD18-16

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Denver and San Antonio on Thursday, with the host Nuggets trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

The Spurs will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 19-13-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Nuggets are 20-14 ATS. San Antonio is 17-16 on the totals; Denver is 17-17.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 16 (Nuggets) and the No. 8 (Spurs) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 103-102 result in favor of the Spurs is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Denver's No. 10-rated squad against San Antonio's No. 25-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Denver rates No. 13 in the league with 6.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 4 with 7.8 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Spurs own the league's No. 24-rated mark, allowing 99.9 points per game when on the road. Denver, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in home scoring.

In their last action, San Antonio was a 137-97 loser on the road against the Trail Blazers. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (234) was profitable news for OVER bettors. San Antonio was crushed on Tuesday, getting run out of the gym by Portland and falling 137-97 at Rose Garden.

The Nuggets were a 103-95 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Clippers. They covered the 9-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (198) made winners of UNDER bettors. Arron Afflalo scored 20 points in a failed effort to lead the Nuggets to victory (they lost 103-95 to Los Angeles at STAPLES Center on Wednesday).

San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Chicago are 6-4
After playing Portland are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Portland are 6-4
After playing LA Clippers are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

A few Spurs at Nuggets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Antonio's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Antonio's last 5 games
San Antonio is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
San Antonio is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 7 games when playing at home against San Antonio
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Denver's last 24 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 6 games

Next up:
San Antonio home to Chicago, Wednesday, February 29
Denver home to Portland, Wednesday, February 29

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