In this high caliber Western showdown, the third and sixth best teams of the conference are clashing, when the Denver Nuggets (32-26), who are red-hot having lost only once in February, are hosting the San Antonio Spurs (35-24), who on the contrary have won only once in the whole month. San Antonio Spurs vs Denver Nuggets Spread and Prediction.
Date/Time: 02-23-2018, 21:00 EDT
Spread: Denver Nuggets -3
Nuggets have a 32-26 record (28-27-3 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit on the 6th place of the West. They have won six of their last seven matches and in their last game they won on the road against the Bucks with a 134-123 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Gary Harris with 17.5 ppg, followed by Nikola Jokic with 16.9 ppg and team highs both in rebounding, with 10.6 per game and in assists made, with 5.9 per game. Jamal Murray adds 16.5 ppg.
Spurs have a 35-24 record (30-27-2 against the spread) so far this season and are currently sit on the third place of the West. They have lost five of their last six matches and in their last game they lost on the road against the Nuggets with a 109-117 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by LaMarcus Aldridge with 22.4 ppg, adding a team high 8.4 rebounds per game, while Kawhi Leonard is out indefinitely with an injury. Pau Gasol adds 10.7 ppg, 8.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.
Spurs lead the Nuggets 2-1 wins so far this season, with each team having won at home (in the last game in Denver the Nuggets won with a 117-109 score). Nuggets are 23-7 at home so far this season, while Spurs are 13-18 on the road. The Nuggets are better offensively, scoring 107.9 ppg to Spurs’ 101.6, while Spurs have the best defense in the league, allowing 98.5 ppg to Nuggets’ 106.8. Nuggets have better percentages both in field goals, shooting with 46.59% to Spurs’ 45.81% and in 3-pointers, shooting with 36.6% to Spurs’ 35.7%. Both teams grab the same number of rebounds (44.4), while Nuggets are better in assists made, with 24.4 to Spurs’ 22.8. Nuggets are hot lately while Spurs are the exact opposite and Vegas odds give them a -3 spread which they are expected to beat for the home victory today.
San Antonio Spurs vs Denver Nuggets Prediction: Denver Nuggets -3 (-109)
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