Date/Time: 04-18-2019, 21:00 EDT
Spread: San Antonio Spurs -4
In the third game of this Western Conference first-rounder, the 2nd in the conference Denver Nuggets, looking to make a break and reclaim the lost home court advantage, are visiting the 7th San Antonio Spurs, who want to bounce back after their latest defeat by utilizing the home court advantage.
Spurs had a 48-34 record (43-37-2 ATS) in the regular season and finished in the seventh place of the Western Conference. In their latest matchup they saw a 4-game victory streak end with a road defeat by Denver in the second game of the series, 105-114. Nuggets had a 54-28 record (42-40 ATS) in the regular season and finished in the 2nd place ofthe Western Conference. They are 2-1 in their last 3 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against San Antonio at home in the second game of the series, 114-105.
Top Basketball BookmakersSan Antonio are led in scoring by DeMar DeRozan with 24.5 ppg. He also leads the team both in rebounding with 9.5 and in assists made with 4 per game, while LaMarcus Aldridge follows with 19.5 ppg, adding 8 rebounds per game. Derrick White adds 16.5 ppg and 3.5 rebounds per game. Denver are led in scoring by Gary Harris with 21.5 ppg. He also adds 4 rebounds per game, while Jamal Murray follows with 20.5 ppg and leads the team in steals with 3.5 per game. Paul Millsap adds 16 ppg and 5.5 rebounds per game.
Both squads are tied 3-3 so far this season and San Antonio have a perfect 2-0 at home, winning by an average of 4.5 points. San Antonio are 32-9 at home, while Denver are 20-21 on the road. San Antonio have a better offense with 111.5 ppg to Denver’s 110.5 ppg, while Denver have a better defense, allowing 106.6 ppg to San Antonio’s 109.9. San Antonio have a better accuracy both from the field (47.8% to 46.5%) and from behind the arc (39.2% to 35%). They also commit fewer turnovers (11.8 to 12.7), while Nuggets are better both in assists per game (27.4 to 24.4) and in rebounding (46.3 to 44.8). San Antonio have been very strong at home and expect them to get away with the win one way or another today.
Denver Nuggets vs San Antonio Spurs Game 3 Prediction: San Antonio Spurs -4 (-106)