San Antonio Spurs at Denver Nuggets NBA Betting Tips 4/3/2019
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 5.5 point favorites.
The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 45-33. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 1.4 as they average 111.8 points per contest while giving up 110.4 per game. The Nuggets have an overall mark of 51-26. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They total 110.9 points per contest and give up 106.7, which is a point differential of 4.1.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 41-35-2 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 42-36-0 against the over/under
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 39-38-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 32-45-0 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out for season
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
No key injuries to report
LaMarcus Aldridge comes into this contest averaging 21.3 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. DeMar DeRozan averages 21.5 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.2 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Jamal Murray averages 18.2 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Nikola Jokic averages 20.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.9 rebounds per contest and 7.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 111.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 44.7 rebounds per game and 24.6 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 12.0 per game. The Spurs allow 110.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 19th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 24.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver is 19th in the league with 110.9 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 46.7 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 27.4. The Nuggets are 23rd in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Nuggets surrender 106.7 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 24.6 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 42.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nuggets are 8th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game.
The Spurs are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 111.4, and their offensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 21st. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 7th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA. San Antonio is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA.
Denver is 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league. The Nuggets are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.1, and their defensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 26th 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.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Denver -5.5
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