Denver Nuggets at San Antonio Spurs Game 3 Tips 4/18/2019
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Get todays NBA odds and lines on this game.
The Denver Nuggets head to AT&T Center on Thursday where they'll take on DeMar DeRozan and the San Antonio Spurs in Game 3 of their series. The series is tied 1-1 after Denver won Game 2 by a score of 114-105. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 2 point favorites.
The Nuggets (54-28, 1st in the Northwest Division) cover 51.2% of the time, going 43-41-0 against the spread this year. The Spurs (48-34, 2nd in the Southwest Division) have an ATS record of 44-39-1, so they cover the spread 53.0%. As a favorite San Antonio covers the spread 50.0% of the time, while Denver has covered 51.7% as an underdog this season.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 42-41-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 35-48-0 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 44-37-2 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 43-40-0 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out for season
Jamal Murray comes into this contest averaging 18.2 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Nikola Jokic averages 20.1 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.3 assists per contest and 10.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 21.2 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.0 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 21.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.2 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver averages 110.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 46.4 rebounds per game and 27.4 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 13.4 per game. The Nuggets allow 106.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 24.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 18th in the league with 111.7 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.7. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 44.7 boards per game, and 16th in assists per contest with 24.5. The Spurs are 30th in turnovers per game with 12.1. The Spurs surrender 110.0 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 24.7 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 43.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs were 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per game last season.
The Nuggets are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113, and their defensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 14th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league. Denver is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league.
San Antonio is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league. The Spurs are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.9, and their defensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 7th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Denver +2
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's Free NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Expert NBA Picks