Spurs vs Nuggets Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/10/2020
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Monday, February 10, 2020
Location: Pepsi Center in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Denver -8
DeMar DeRozan and the San Antonio Spurs (22-30, 4th in the Southwest Division) travel to Pepsi Center on Monday where they'll meet the Denver Nuggets (37-16, 1st in the Northwest Division). Denver opens this game as 8 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 221.
The Spurs are covering 43.1% of the time, having gone 22-29-1 ATS. Denver is covering 51.0% of the time, going 25-24-4 against the spread.
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
02/08/20 SG Will Barton Knee is questionable Monday vs San Antonio
02/08/20 F Michael Porter Jr. Ankle is questionable Monday vs San Antonio
01/22/20 PF Mason Plumlee Foot is out 2-4 weeks
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 18.7 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 7.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 23.0 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Nikola Jokic averages 20.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.3 rebounds per contest and 6.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Gary Harris averages 10.2 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs allow 114.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.8 rebounds a game which ranks 18th, and they give up 25.7 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league. San Antonio averages 113.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 45.2 rebounds per game and 24.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 16th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 12.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets surrender 106.2 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 24.6 assists allowed per contest, and 6th with 43.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nuggets are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game. Denver is 19th in the league with 110.0 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.9. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 45.1 boards per game and 5th in assists per contest with 26.2. The Nuggets are 25th in turnovers per game with 13.4.
The Spurs are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.8, and their defensive rating of 113.2 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 16th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league. San Antonio is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 11th in the league.
Denver is 25th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 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 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112, and their defensive rating of 108.1 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 21st. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio +8
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