San Antonio Spurs at Denver Nuggets Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 12/13/2014
Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Pepsi Center in Denver
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The San Antonio Spurs, who are 8-5 on the road this season, will be visiting the high-scoring Denver Nuggets on Sunday night.
During the 2013-14 season, the Spurs were able to sweep their three-game series against the Nuggets. The first two wins were pretty close games, but the final game of the series was a decisive 133-102 rout in Denver.
Nuggets shooting guard Arron Afflalo has scored 11.9 points per game in 14 games against the Spurs in his career, while power forward Kenneth Faried has been able to average 13.3 points and 7.6 rebounds per game against them. Point guard Ty Lawson has played against San Antonio 16 times in his career, averaging 11.8 points and 5.1 assists per game.
Against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night, the Spurs were able to come back in the fourth quarter to force overtime, but they ended up losing 112-110 in the extra period. They did not take care of the ball in that loss, turning the ball over 19 times.
Through 23 games, San Antonio's defense is one of the best in the Western Conference by only allowing 95.1 points per game to their opponents. Small forward Kawhi Leonard currently has an 18.7 PER by averaging 14.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and nearly two steals per game. Their top scorer is Tony Parker, who is averaging 16 points per game.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
San Antonio Spurs are 11-12-0 Against the Spread
San Antonio Spurs are 11-12-0 against the Over/Under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
Denver Nuggets are 10-11-1 Against the Spread
Denver Nuggets are 10-9-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
San Antonio Spurs
12/13/14 F Kawhi Leonard Hand "?" Sunday vs. Denver
10/24/14 G Patrick Mills Shoulder out indefinitely
12/13/14 C JaVale McGee Leg is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Houston
12/12/14 G Nate Robinson Back "?" Saturday vs. Houston
12/11/14 F Danilo Gallinari Knee out indefinitely
12/05/14 C Jusuf Nurkic Personal out indefinitely
11/25/14 G Randy Foye Quad out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take San Antonio
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