Nuggets vs Spurs Pick: Friday, January 29th

Nuggets vs Spurs Pick: Friday, January 29th: The Nuggets have won four straight on this road trip and five straight overall. They are coming off an easy 109-82 road win vs an undermanned Miami Heat squad in a game that saw them up 58-33 at the half. Long shot MVP candidate Nikola Jokic continued his excellent play going for 21 points and 11 boards, while Michael Porter Jr continued to be a difference-maker off the bench, going for 17 points, 5 boards, as well as 5 steals in 25 minutes. Jamal Murray doesn’t seem to be feeling it after his spectacular postseason. He’s averaging just 19 points per game, with 4.2 assists on the year. This team has found its form and is rolling.

Meanwhile, the Spurs have won 2 straight, and are coming off a 110-106 win at home over the Celtics. DeMar DeRozan went 7/8 from the field for 21 points, 7 assists, and 5 boards. Kentucky’s Keldon Johnson continues to impress, going for 18 points and 10 rebounds vs Boston. It’s his second double-double in three games and his ninth straight game scoring in double figures. The Spurs shot 56.1% from the field, but just 28.65% from behind the arc, which is very low even for a Gregg Popovich coached team. Only Patty Mills has shot over 40% from three for the Spurs. This team seems to be more than the sum of their parts and are playing good basketball, how long that continues is anyone guess, but you can’t deny this team’s been playing great as of late.

Nuggets vs Spurs Odds

NBA Odds Spread
Nuggets -4 (-110)
Spurs +4 (-110)
Total 224.5
Where/When AT&T Center, 8:30 PM ET

The Nuggets are 8-2 in their last 10 games, outscoring their opponents by an average of 115.9 to 106.1 in that stretch. Denver is the third-best offensive team in the NBA, putting up an average of 116.4 points per game, and allowing just 110.9 on the other end of the court. That mix of being a high-powered offense, while playing average at best defense is one of the main reasons why the Nuggets have gone ‘Over’ the betting total in 13 of their 18 games so far this season.

As for the Spurs, they are 6-4 in their last 10, and are outscoring their opponents by an average of just over 3 points per game in that span. The Spurs are an average offense with 111.3 points per game, and are slightly better than average on defensive, allowing just 110.4 points per game, yet this team has still consistently managed to score below the betting total more times than not, going 11-7 to the Under to start the season.

NBA Team ATS Record ATS Margin
Nuggets 9-9 +1.3
Spurs 11-7 +2.2

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