Denver Nuggets vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 3/10/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Denver Nuggets vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Friday, March 10, 2023
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest-San Antonio
AT&T Center is the location where the San Antonio Spurs will take on the Denver Nuggets on Friday.
The Nuggets faced the Bulls and took a loss by a score of 117-96 in their last game. Denver wrapped up the contest having earned a 42.0% field goal percentage (37 of 88) and converted 15 out of their 40 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Nuggets knocked down 7 of their 15 tries for a percentage of 46.7%. When talking about pulling down rebounds, they earned 44 with 11 of them being offensive. They also recorded 27 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing 8 turnovers and earning 5 steals. Regarding defending, Denver allowed the other team to go 51.7% from the field on 46 of 89 shooting. Chicago earned 26 dimes and had 9 steals for the game. In addition, Chicago collected 50 rebounds (9 offensive, 41 defensive) and got 2 blocks. Chicago went 94.4% at the free throw line by knocking down 17 of 18 attempts. They also converted 8 of 24 attempts from beyond the perimeter. When discussing fouls, the Nuggets ended up finishing with 16 while the Bulls had 16 fouls.
Nikola Jokic is someone who was a factor in the matchup. Jokic shot 43.8% from the floor and distributed 8 assists. He was on the court for 35 mins and pulled down 12 boards. He accumulated 18 points on 7 of 16 shooting.
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Denver will enter this game with a win-loss mark of 46-20 for the campaign. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.8 times per contest and as a unit are committing 18.8 personal fouls every game. As a team, Denver is grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game and has accounted for 1,930 assists so far this season, which is 2nd in the NBA in terms of passing. The Nuggets are connecting on 38.9% on 3-pointers (805 of 2,068) and 75.1% from the free throw line. They have an average of 116.8 points per game (7th in the league) while going 50.8% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Nuggets are forcing their opponents into 13.6 turnovers per game and they draw 19.8 personal fouls. They are surrendering 34.6% on 3-point attempts and they are 12th in the NBA in PPG allowed (112.7). The Nuggets defense is allowing a FG percentage of 47.9% (2,751 of 5,742) and they surrender 40.3 rebounds per contest as a team. They rank 22nd in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,701 surrendered for the campaign.
In their last game, the Spurs took a loss by a score of 142-110 when they played the Rockets. The Spurs snagged 22 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 35 for the game. They also turned it over 15 times, while getting 5 steals for this game. The Rockets had 20 fouls in this matchup which got the Spurs to the charity stripe for a total of 21 attempts. They were able to knock down 13 of those for a rate of 61.9%. In regard to shooting from beyond the arc, San Antonio knocked down 11 of 34 tries (32.4%). When this game wrapped up, the Spurs finished the game shooting 43 for 93 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.2%. The Spurs permitted the Rockets to make 52 of their 85 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 61.2% for the contest. They went 54.2% from three-point range by going 13 out of 24 and ended up shooting 25 out of 29 at the free throw line (86.2%). In reference to team rebounding, San Antonio allowed Houston to snag 44 in total (6 offensive).
Keita Bates-Diop was important for the Spurs in the game. He knocked down 6 of 10 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and had 1 rebound. Bates had 17 points in his 23 mins of playing time, but didn't get an assist.
San Antonio has a win-loss record of 16-49 so far this season. The Spurs have committed 20.2 personal fouls every game while shooting 74.7% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 26.8 times per game (5th in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 15.5 times per game. San Antonio has 7,284 pts on the campaign (112.1 per game) and they pull in 43.0 boards per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Spurs are shooting 46.7% from the floor, which is ranked 23rd in the league.
The Spurs defensively are ranked 30th in the NBA in points allowed per contest with 122.3. They are forcing their opponents into 14.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 50.8% from the field (30th in the league). The San Antonio defense gives up 39.5% on 3-point shots (804 of 2,033) and their opposition knocks down 77.1% of their free throw shots. They surrender 26.4 assists and 44.3 boards every game, which ranks them 30th and 21st in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Denver
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