Denver Nuggets vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 12/11/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Denver Nuggets vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
The Denver Nuggets (12-13) are en route to AT&T Center on Saturday where they will play the San Antonio Spurs (9-15).
The Nuggets faced off with the Spurs and ended up losing by a score of 123-111 in their last contest. With respect to personal fouls, the Nuggets finished with 21 while the Spurs recorded 13 personal fouls. They also buried 15 of their 35 shots from beyond the perimeter. San Antonio ended up shooting 72.7% from the charity stripe by burying 16 of their 22 attempts. In addition, San Antonio snagged 40 boards (14 offensive, 26 defensive) and got 5 rejections. San Antonio recorded 54 assists and had 32 steals in this contest. With respect to defending, Denver allowed their opponent to shoot 52.3% from the field on 46 out of 88 shooting. They also doled out 29 dimes in this game as well as forcing the opposition into 7 turnovers and getting 7 steals. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they earned 33 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. At the free throw line, the Nuggets converted 12 of 13 attempts for a percentage of 92.3%. Denver finished the game with a 44.7% field goal percentage (42 out of 94) and made 15 of their 39 shots from distance.
Aaron Gordon is someone who was a factor for this game. He scored 25 points on 9 out of 12 shooting. He played for 35 mins played and collected 6 rebounds. Gordon finished 75.0% from the floor and earned 3 assists.
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Denver enters this one with a record of 12-13 so far this season. They have an average of 104.7 pts per contest (25th in basketball) while connecting on 46.2% from the field. The Nuggets are connecting on 34.0% on shots beyond the perimeter (305 of 897) and 75.5% from the free throw line. As a unit, Denver is snagging 42.0 boards per game and has accumulated 622 dimes this season, which is 12th in basketball in terms of passing. They turn it over 13.4 times per contest and as a group are committing 18.6 fouls per contest.
Defensively, the Nuggets have forced 14.0 turnovers every game and they draw 18.0 personal fouls. They are giving up 33.7% on 3-point attempts and they rank 8th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (105.2). The Nuggets defense is allowing a FG percentage of 46.9% (1,003 of 2,138) and they relinquish 44.6 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 19th in basketball in giving up assists with 605 conceded this year.
In their last game, the Spurs went home victorious with a score of 123-111 against the Nuggets. In the matter of how they rebounded, San Antonio permitted Denver to pull down 28 in all (5 on the offensive glass). They finished shooting 38.5% from beyond the arc by going 15 out of 39 and ended up going 12 of 13 from the free throw line (92.3%). The Spurs allowed the Nuggets to make 42 out of their 94 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 44.7% for this game. When the final whistle was blown, the Spurs finished the game shooting 46 for 88 from the field which gave them a rate of 52.3%. In the matter of shooting from downtown, San Antonio buried 15 out of 35 attempts (42.9%). They were able to convert 16 of those for a rate of 72.7%. The Nuggets committed 8 personal fouls for this contest which got the Spurs to the free throw line for a total of 22 attempts. They also coughed up the ball 13 times, while earning 5 steals for the game. The Spurs pulled down 40 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards for a total of 54 for the contest.
Derrick White pitched in for the Spurs in this matchup. He buried 9 of 14 in this contest for a field goal rate of 64.3%, and had 6 rebounds. White totaled 23 points in his 35 mins on the court and added 4 assists for the matchup.
San Antonio has a win-loss record of 9-15 this year. As an offensive team, the Spurs are hitting on 46.7% from the floor, which is ranked 5th in the NBA. San Antonio has earned 2,598 pts for the season (108.3 per game) and they pull in 45.0 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 27.9 times per contest (2nd in the league) and they turn the ball over 13.0 times per contest. The Spurs commit 16.7 personal fouls every game while shooting 70.2% from the free throw line.
The Spurs defensively are ranked 19th in the NBA in PPG allowed with 108.4. They are able to force 14.9 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.7% from the floor (20th in the league). The San Antonio defense surrenders 35.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter (306 of 859) and their opposition makes 76.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 23.7 assists and 46.4 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 15th and 24th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Antonio
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