Denver Nuggets at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 1/13/2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018
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The Denver Nuggets travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, January 13, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 3.5 point favorites.
The Nuggets head into this matchup with a mark of 21-20. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 107.3 points per contest while giving up 106.1 per game. The Spurs have an overall record of 28-15. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.2 points per game and surrendering 98.3, good for a point differential of 2.9.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 19-20-2 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 18-23-0 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 23-19-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 18-25-0 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/21/17 F Paul Millsap Wrist is out indefinitely
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
12/29/17 F Rudy Gay Heel is out indefinitely
01/12/18 SF Kawhi Leonard Shoulder is "?" Saturday vs Denver
01/11/18 G Danny Green Groin is "?" Saturday vs Denver
01/11/18 PG Tony Parker Ankle is "?" Saturday vs Denver
Will Barton averages 14.5 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Gary Harris comes into this contest averaging 16.9 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%.
Pau Gasol averages 10.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.2 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 79%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 22.6 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets allow 106.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 29th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.1 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league. Denver averages 107.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 45.1 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 15.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs surrender 98.3 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 21.1 assists allowed per contest, and 8th with 42 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14 per game this season. San Antonio is 26th in the league with 101.2 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.91. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 44.4 boards per game and 21st in assists per contest with 21.9. The Spurs are 20th in turnovers per game with 14.1.
The Nuggets are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.2, and their defensive rating of 109 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league. Denver is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league.
San Antonio is 19th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA. The Spurs are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 103.8, and their offensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 29th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio -3.5
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