San Antonio Spurs vs Denver Nuggets NBA Betting Prediction

NBA San Antonio Spurs vs Denver Nuggets Prediction 4/2/2024

The San Antonio Spurs (18-57) travel to face off against the Denver Nuggets (52-23) on Tuesday, April 2nd. This game will be played at Ball Arena in Denver and televised on ALT. The Nuggets are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Spurs are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Cavaliers. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.

Spurs vs Nuggets

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The Spurs Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Spurs were defeated by the Warriors in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 117-113. the Spurs entered the second half with an advantage, leading with 60-52.

With an overall record of 18-57, the Spurs are 15th in the Western Conference and are 5th in the Southwest division. Looking at their last five games, they are 3-2.

Currently, San Antonio holds an above .500 ATS record of 39-36 so far this year. In their last three home games, San Antonio has successfully covered the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 20-18 at home compared to 19-18 on the road.

The Nuggets Are Coming Off A Win

Most recently, the Nuggets bested the Cavaliers with a score of 130-101. the Nuggets entered the second half with an advantage, leading with 65-56.

In their last three games, the Nuggets have gone 1-2 and have an overall record of 52-23. In the Western Conference, the Nuggets are in 2nd place while also being 2nd in the Northwest division.

Denver has an overall ATS record of 34-39 for the season so far. This season, Denver has a 29-34 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 5-5 when playing as underdogs.

Spurs Offense Breakdown

The Spurs come into today’s game as the 22nd ranked scoring offense at 112.2 points per game.

Despite their reputation as a slow-paced team, the Spurs are actually 4th in the NBA in pace at 101.1 possessions per game. However, their scoring numbers are below average, as they rank just 22nd in the league at 112.2 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 110.8 points per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Spurs are 24th in the league in field goal percentage at 46%. They are also below average in three-point shooting, hitting just 34% of their attempts (26th).

So far this season, the Spurs have outscored the NBA scoring average in 45.3% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 2nd in the league at 29.8 per game.

Nuggets Offense Breakdown

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Through 75 games the Nuggets are averaging 114.6 points per contest, placing them 14th in the NBA.

At home, the Nuggets are one of the top scoring teams in the league, averaging 118.2 points per game (10th). Overall, Denver is 14th in the NBA in scoring at 114.6 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Nuggets are 5th in the league at 49%. They are also one of the top teams in two-point shooting, making 56% of their attempts (10th).

Despite their high-scoring offense, the Nuggets are 28th in pace this season. In terms of three-point shooting, Denver is 11th in the league at 37%. However, they are last in three-point attempts per game (30th).

When it comes to free throws, the Nuggets are 29th in both attempts and made free throws per game. On average, they are making 15.3 free throws per contest.

Spurs Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Spurs’ defense is giving up an average of 119.2 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 66.7% of their games. Opponents are hitting 55.9% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 37.7% of their three-point attempts.

Nuggets Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Nuggets’ defense has finished two straight games with an increased number of points allowed. Overall, they are 7th in the league at 109.8 points per game allowed. Denver’s defense is currently forcing 11.8 turnovers per game, which is 7th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 11th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.4 rejections per game.

Key Players For The Spurs And Nuggets

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Victor Wembanyama is set to be the main scorer for the Spurs, recording 21 points and shooting 8/16 from the field. This season, he is averaging 21.2 points per game along with 10.5 boards.

As for Denver, Nikola Jokic is projected to be the primary scorer for the Nuggets. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 26, and adding 12 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 57.9% and is averaging 26.1 points per contest.

Spurs vs Nuggets Trends

  • In their last five road games, San Antonio has averaged 115 points per game while allowing 116. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-3 while going 4-1.
  • Across their three previous home games, Denver has an ATS mark of 0-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-1 while averaging 111 points per game.
  • The Spurs have played well in their last five games as the betting underdog, going 3-2 straight up and 4-1 against the spread.
  • Although the Nuggets have a strong straight up record in their last five games as the betting favorite, they have not done as well vs the spread going 2-3.

Spurs vs Nuggets Prediction

When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Spurs vs. Nuggets game, our recommendation is to take the Spurs at +16. Despite our model showing the Nuggets winning 111-104, we like Spurs as our point-spread pick.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 222.5, and our model projects the Spurs and Nuggets to reach a combined total of 215 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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