Date/Time: 04-27-2019, 22:00 EDT
Spread: Denver Nuggets -6
In game 7 of this Western Conference quarterfinal, the 2nd in the West Denver Nuggets, are hosting the 7th San Antonio Spurs in the only first rounder that needed seven games to decide the winner of the series. Blazers will be waiting for the winner in the next round, having been already qualified over the Thunder.
Spurs had a 48-34 record (43-37-2 ATS) in the regular season and finished in the seventh place of the West. In their latest matchup they ended a 2-game defeat streak with a home victory against Denver in the sixth game of the series, 120-103. Nuggets had a 54-28 record (42-40 ATS) in the regular season and finished in the 2nd place of the West. In their latest matchup they saw a 2-game victory streak end with a road defeat by San Antonio on the road in the sixth game of the series, 103-120.
Top Basketball BookmakersSan Antonio are led in scoring by DeMar DeRozan with 22.5 ppg. He also adds 6.5 rebounds and leads the team in assists made with 4.3 per game, while LaMarcus Aldridge follows with 20.7 ppg and leads the team in rebounding with 9.3 per game. Derrick White adds 17 ppg, 3.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. Denver are led in scoring by Nikola Jokic with 23.5 ppg. He also leads the team both in assists made with 9 and in rebounding with 11.7 per game, while Jamal Murray follows with 18.3 ppg, adding 4.2 assists per game. Garry Harris adds 15.3 ppg and 3.5 rebounds per game.
Both squads are tied with five wins apiece so far this season and Denver have only lost once in their five home games. Denver are 36-8 at home, while San Antonio are 17-27 on the road. San Antonio have a better offense with 111.3 ppg to Denver’s 110.5 ppg, while Denver have a better defense, allowing 106.7 ppg to San Antonio’s 109.8. San Antonio have a better accuracy both from the field (47.9% to 46.6%) and from behind the arc (39% to 35.4%). They also commit fewer turnovers per game (11.6 to 12.6), while Denver grab more rebounds (46.1 to 44.8) and dish more assists per game (27.3 to 24.3). Denver have won easily both previous home games against San Antonio so expect them to win once again by more than 6 tonight.
San Antonio Spurs vs Denver Nuggets Game 7 Prediction: Denver Nuggets -6 (-108)