Date/Time: 04-20-2019, 21:30 EDT
Spread: Denver Nuggets -5.5
In game five of this Western Conference first rounder, the second in the West Denver Nuggets, after making a break on the road in game four and tying the series to two wins apiece, they are hosting once again the 7th San Antonio Spurs, with both teams looking for their third win that will bring them one step close to the semifinals.
Spurs had a 48-34 record (43-37-2 ATS) in the regular season and finished in the seventh place of the West. They are 1-2 in their last 3 games and in their latest matchup they got defeated by Denver at home in the fourth game of the series, 103-117. Nuggets had a 54-28 record (42-40 ATS) in the regular season and finished in the 2nd place of the West. They are 2-1 in their last 3 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against San Antonio on the road in the fourth game of the series, 117-103.
Top Basketball BookmakersSan Antonio are led in scoring by DeMar DeRozan with 23.2 ppg. He also adds 7 rebounds and leads the team in assists made with 4.5 per game, while LaMarcus Aldridge follows with 20.2 ppg and leads the team in rebounding with 9 per game. Derrick White adds 19.2 ppg, 4 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game. Denver are led in scoring by Nikola Jokic with 20.5 ppg. He also leads the team both in assists with 9.2 and in rebounding with 11.8 per game, while Jamal Murray follows with 17.8 ppg, adding 3 rebounds per game. Gary Harris adds 15.8 ppg and 4.5 rebounds per game.
Both squads are tied with 4 victories apiece so far this season and Denver have a perfect 3-0 at home. Denver are 35-8 at home, while San Antonio are 17-26 on the road. San Antonio have a better offense with 111.4 ppg to Denver’s 110.6 ppg, while Denver have a better defense, allowing 106.7 ppg to San Antonio’s 109.9. San Antonio have a better accuracy both from the field (47.8% to 46.6%) and from behind the arc (39.1% to 35.4%). They also commit fewer turnovers per game (11.7 to 12.7), while Denver grab more rebounds (46.2 to 44.8) and dish more assists per game (27.4 to 24.4). Denver are perfect at home and expect them to remain so with a win by more than 6 points.
Antonio Spurs vs Denver Nuggets Game 5 Prediction: Denver Nuggets -5.5 (-113)