Denver Nuggets VS San Antonio Spurs

NBA Basketball 09:00 PM EST

Thursday

04/16/2019

NBA TV

Spread: Denver Nuggets -5.5

Over/Under: 209.5

San Antonio Spurs vs Denver Nuggets 4/16/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

San Antonio Spurs vs Denver Nuggets 4/16/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

San Antonio Spurs vs Denver Nuggets 4/16/2019 Picks Predictions Previews
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The San Antonio Spurs anticipate that they will be facing a more aggressive team come Tuesday evening in Game 2 of the Western Conference first round playoffs at the Pepsi Center in Denver. San Antonio won Game 1 in their best of seven series. The next game is a must win scenario for the Nuggets. If they’ll lose, the next 2 matches will be at the “Alamo” turf and it would be difficult battling in enemy territory. The Spurs managed only 13 points in the third quarter but was able to win the game with PG DeMar DeRozan leading five Spurs players  in double digit scoring at 18 points and 12 boards off the rim. PF LaMarcus Aldridge wasn’t himself during the match that only brought in 15 points and 8 rebounds off the glass. San Antonio slid 20 assists converting the passes to 40 field goals.

San Antonio is one of the three teams who won Game 1 on the road in the playoffs. The Brooklyn Nets and the Orlando Magic are the other two road teams winning Game 1 in the first round. The Spurs looped in 111.7 ppg at 47.8% from the field while restraining other teams to score at 110.0 ppg. San Antonio has 44.7 rebounds, 24.5 assists, 4.7 blocks, and 6.1 steals per outing. Aldridge leads the Spurs in scoring with 21.3 ppg, 51.9% in FG shooting, and 84.7% from the free throw line. The team is 7-3 SU in its last 10 matches and 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 road games. San Antonio is seeded seventh and 1-0 in the Western Conference quarterfinals.

San Antonio Spurs vs Denver Nuggets Predictions 4/16/2019

Meanwhile the Denver Nuggets struggled in their offense in Game 1 as Jokic made less shots than his usual average of 20.1 ppg. The joker only made 10 points but grabbed 14 boards and slid 14 assists. The Nuggets waited six years for this moment to be in the playoffs again, but their first match was played in a catch-up mode. The team was 42% from the field and only 21% from the three-point territory, missed 8 charity shots and never had a fast break point. SF Gary Harris brought in 20 points followed by PG Jamal Murray with 17 on 8 out of 24 shooting and none from beyond the arc.

Denver will push hard to win this match with 110.7 ppg at 46.6% from the field and limits opponents to score at 101.0 ppg. The Nuggets got 46.4 rebounds, 27.4 assists, 4.4 blocks, and 7.7 steals per contest. Jokic is the scoring leader of Denver with 20.1 ppg, 51.1% in FG shooting, and 82.1% from the charity lane. The team is 5-7 SU in their last 12 matches at home against the Spurs and 7 out of 8 matches at the Pepsi Center went under the totals.

San Antonio Spurs vs Denver Nuggets. The NBA Pick for this match is Denver Nuggets  -5.5. San Antonio PG Dejounte Murray is out for the season with an ACL injury. San Antonio is 22nd in pace while Denver is ranks 27th in this category in the League – an under is most likely to result. There were only two fastbreak points in Game 1. Denver will win this contest with a predicted score of 105-102.

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San Antonio Spurs vs Denver Nuggets 4/16/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 9:00 PM EST

Location: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado

Date: April 16, 2019

TV: NBA TV

NBA Odds: Denver Nuggets  -5.5

NBA Totals Odds: 209.5

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