Date/Time: 04-03-2019, 21:00 EDT
Spread: Denver Nuggets -4.5
Two squads sitting on the top-8 places of the West are clashing tonight, when the San Antonio Spurs, who want to continue on the winning ways, are visiting the Denver Nuggets, who are looking to extend their current small winning streak.
Spurs are 45-33 so far in the league and are tied with Oklahoma City on the eighth place of the Western Conference. They are 2-1 in their last 3 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against Atlanta at home, 117-111. Nuggets are 51-26 so far in the league and are sitting on the 2nd place of the Western conference. They are 1-3 in their last 4 games and in their latest matchup they got defeated by Golden State on the road, 102-116.
Top Basketball BookmakersSan Antonio are led in scoring by DeMar DeRozan with 21.6 ppg. He also adds 6.1 rebounds and leads the team in assists made with 6.2 per game, while LaMarcus Aldridge follows with 21.2 ppg and leads the team in rebounding with 9.1 per game. Rudy Gay adds 13.9 ppg and 6.8 rebounds per game. Denver are led in scoring by Nikola Jokic with 20.1 ppg. He also leads the team both in rebounding with 10.8 and in assists made with 7.3 per game, while Jamal Murray follows with 18.2 ppg, adding 4.1 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game. Gary Harris adds 12.9 ppg.
San Antonio lead Denver 2-1 wins so far this season and each team has been victorious at their home court. Denver are 31-7 at home, while San Antonio are 14-24 on the road. San Antonio have a better offense with 111.9 ppg to Denver’s 110.8 ppg, while Denver have a better defense, allowing 106.9 ppg to San Antonio’s 110.4. San Antonio have a better accuracy both from the field (47.8% to 46.5%) and from behind the arc (39.5% to 35.1%). They also commit fewer turnovers per game (11.8 to 13), while Denver are better both in rebounding (46.6 to 44.7) and assists per game (27.4 to 24.6). San Antonio have been weak on the road throughout the season so pick the hosts in this one.
San Antonio Spurs vs Denver Nuggets Prediction: Denver Nuggets -4.5 (-111)