Denver Nuggets vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 12/9/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Denver Nuggets vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Thursday, December 9, 2021
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
The San Antonio Spurs (8-15) are hosting the Denver Nuggets (11-12) at AT&T Center on Thursday.
The Nuggets faced the Bulls and took a loss by a score of 109-97 in their last contest. Concerning personal fouls, the Nuggets walked away with 17 and the Bulls recorded 11 personal fouls. They also converted 13 of their 35 attempts from downtown. Chicago finished shooting 70.0% at the free throw line by burying 14 of their 20 tries. Additionally, Chicago snagged 42 rebounds (13 offensive, 29 defensive) and added 2 rejections. Chicago doled out 55 assists and had 25 steals for the matchup. In reference to defending, Denver allowed the other team to shoot 45.1% from the field on 41 of 91 shooting. They also recorded 30 dimes in this game in addition to forcing 7 turnovers and getting 5 steals. When discussing pulling down boards, they earned a total of 51 with 12 of them being of the offensive sort. At the charity stripe, the Nuggets made 10 of 15 attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. Denver wrapped up the game with a 39.2% FG percentage (38 out of 97) and knocked down 11 out of their 32 three-point shots.
Nikola Jokic is one guy who played a role in this contest. Jokic shot 35.3% from the field and distributed 15 assists. He saw the court for 36 minutes and grabbed 12 rebounds. He was able to score 17 points on 6 out of 17 shooting.
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Denver will enter this matchup with a mark of 11-12 on the season. They are turning it over 13.6 times per game and as a squad they are committing 18.4 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Denver is pulling down 42.8 rebounds per game and is sitting with 565 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 19th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Nuggets are connecting on 34.0% on shots from beyond the arc (281 of 826) and 74.8% from the free throw line. They have an average of 103.7 points per outing (26th in basketball) on 46.1% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Nuggets are forcing 13.6 turnovers per game while drawing 17.7 personal fouls. They are conceding 33.2% from 3-point land while they are 3rd in the league in PPG allowed (104.1). The Nuggets defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 46.4% (910 of 1,960) and they surrender 44.1 rebounds per game as a squad. They are 6th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 541 conceded on the year.
For their last game, the Spurs took a loss by a final score of 108-104 when they played the Suns. The Spurs were able to corral 32 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 41 for the game. They also turned it over 15 times, while recording 12 steals in this game. The Suns had 17 personal fouls for this contest which took the Spurs to the charity stripe for a total of 19 tries. They were able to make 13 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 68.4%. Regarding 3-pointers, San Antonio knocked down 11 out of their 29 tries (37.9%). When the final whistle was blown, the Spurs went 40 out of 93 from the field which had them sitting at 43.0%. The Spurs allowed the Suns to make 43 of 94 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.7% in the matchup. They went 34.5% from 3-point land by shooting 10 of 29 and ended up going 12 of 18 at the charity stripe (66.7%). When discussing how they rebounded, San Antonio allowed Phoenix to grab 34 in total (15 offensive).
Dejounte Murray was important for the Spurs for the matchup. He buried 7 out of 12 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 58.3%, and accounted for 6 rebounds. Murray had 17 points in his 34 mins of playing time and earned 14 assists for this game.
San Antonio has a win-loss record of 8-15 this season. As an offensive team, the Spurs are shooting 46.5% from the floor, which is 8th in the league. San Antonio has accounted for 2,475 pts this year (107.6 per game) and they average 44.6 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 27.7 times per contest (2nd in the league) and they are giving up possession 13.0 times per game. The Spurs are responsible for committing 16.5 fouls per game and they shoot 70.0% from the charity stripe.
The Spurs on the defensive end are ranked 20th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 108.3. They are able to force 15.1 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.8% from the field (21st in the NBA). The San Antonio defense surrenders 35.5% on 3-point shots (291 of 820) and opponents are connecting on 75.4% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 23.4 dimes and 47.0 rebounds per contest, ranking them 14th and 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Denver
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