San Antonio Spurs at Denver Nuggets NBA Picks & Predictions 2/13/2018
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 3 point favorites.
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The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 35-22. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.4 as they are averaging 101.5 points per contest while giving up 98.1 per game. The Nuggets have an overall record of 30-26. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 107.2 points per game and surrendering 106.5, good for a point differential of 0.7.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 29-26-2 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 25-32-0 against the over/under
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 26-27-3 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 25-31-0 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
02/11/18 F LaMarcus Aldridge Knee is OUT Monday vs Utah
02/10/18 PG Dejounte Murray Ankle is "?" Monday vs Utah
02/10/18 PG Tony Parker Back is "?" Monday vs Utah
01/19/18 F Rudy Gay Heel is out indefinitely
01/17/18 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/21/17 F Paul Millsap Wrist is out indefinitely
01/31/18 C Mason Plumlee Calf is out indefinitely
Pau Gasol comes into this contest averaging 10.6 points per game while playing 24.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 8.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 22.4 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 8.4 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Nikola Jokic averages 16.6 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 10.4 rebounds per game and has 5.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Gary Harris averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 101.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.37 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.6 per game. The Spurs allow 98.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.1 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver is 9th in the league with 107.2 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.73. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 44.8 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 24. The Nuggets are 9th in turnovers per game with 15.2. The Nuggets surrender 106.5 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 24.4 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 40.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nuggets are 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game this season.
The Spurs are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.4, and their defensive rating of 103.8 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league. San Antonio is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 25th in the league.
Denver is 11th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league. The Nuggets are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.5, and their defensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio -3
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