Denver Nuggets at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks 3/4/2019
Monday, March 4, 2019
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The Denver Nuggets travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Monday, March 4, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 2 point favorites.
The Nuggets have a record of 42-20. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 5.0 as they average 112.2 points per game while giving up 107.2 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 35-29 this season. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They average 112.0 points per game and surrender 111.2, good for a point differential of 0.8.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 33-29-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 29-33-0 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 34-29-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 38-26-0 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
03/02/19 F Trey Lyles Hamstring is doubtful Monday vs San Antonio
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out for season
Jamal Murray averages 18.2 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest. He averages 4.9 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Nikola Jokic comes into this contest averaging 20.6 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 10.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 20.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.9 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 85%. DeMar DeRozan averages 21.5 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 6.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets allow 107.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.0 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they give up 24.7 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league. Denver averages 112.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 46.9 rebounds per game and 27.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 6th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs surrender 111.2 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 25.1 assists allowed per contest, and 8th with 44.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game. San Antonio is 17th in the league with 112.0 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 0.8. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 44.5 boards per game and 16th in assists per contest with 24.3. The Spurs are 30th in turnovers per game with 12.4.
The Nuggets are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 108.9, and their offensive rating of 114 is ranked 11th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 12th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA. Denver is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 14th in the NBA.
San Antonio is 30th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 9th in the league. The Spurs are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.9, and their defensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 7th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio +2
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