NBA Playoffs Betting Preview: Denver Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs – Thursday, April 25, 2019
Matchup at a Glance
Where: AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas
When: Thursday April 25th at 8:00 PM ET
Spread: San Antonio -3
BookMaker has the San Antonio Spurs listed as 3 point favorites over the Denver Nuggets. The San Antonio Spurs enter this game with a record of 50-37 and have lost three of their last five games including two losses in a row and are coming off a game five loss on the road by a score of 90-108.
The Denver Nuggets enter this game with a record of 57-30 and have won three of their last five games including wins in games four and five of the series. Let’s take a closer look at these two teams and we’ll start with the underdog Denver Nuggets.
The Nuggets are 57-30 overall and 45-42 ATS. The Denver Nuggets will advance to the second round of the playoffs with a win over the Spurs on the road in game six of the series. Denver is 45-42 ATS overall, 30-26 ATS after a win, 18-25 ATS on the road and 13-13 ATS as an underdog.
Nikola Jokic leads the team in scoring, assists and rebounds with 98 points, 45 assists and 58 rebounds. Jamal Murray leads the team in steals with 9. Will Barton leads the team in blocks with 3.
Denver is averaging 110.55 points per game which ranks 20th in the NBA. They are averaging 11.75 offensive rebounds per game which ranks 2nd in the NBA. They are averaging 27.34 assists per game which ranks 2nd in the NBA.
The Nuggets are allowing 106.53 points per game which ranks 4th in the NBA. They are averaging 34.49 defensive rebounds per game which is tied for 17th in the NBA. They are averaging 7.55 steals per game which ranks 14th in the NBA.
San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs are 50-37 overall and 45-41-1 ATS overall. The Spurs will look to avoid elimination from the playoffs with a win at home in game six of the series against the Nuggets. San Antonio is 45-41-1 ATS overall, 19-16-1 ATS after a loss, 25-18 ATS at home and 25-25 ATS as a favorite.
DeMar DeRozan leads the team in scoring, assists and steals with 110 points, 19 assists and 6 steals. LaMarcus Aldridge leads the team in rebounds with 46. Jakob Poeltl leads the team in blocks with 4.
San Antonio is averaging 111.18 points per game which ranks 17th in the NBA. They are averaging 9.33 offensive rebounds per game which ranks 25th in the NBA. They are averaging 24.33 assists per game which ranks 16th in the NBA.
The Spurs are allowing 109.9 points per game which ranks 12th in the NBA. They are averaging 35.44 defensive rebounds per game which ranks 10th in the NBA. They are averaging 6.06 steals per game which ranks 30th in the NBA.
San Antonio forces a game seven with a win
This has been a good series with two talented teams, but San Antonio is 14-1 against Denver when playing at home. Both teams are 5-5 in their last ten match-ups with the Nuggets outscoring the Spurs by an average of 108.60 to 103.50 in those games. The Nuggets are 2-1 ATS in their last three meetings with the Spurs while outscoring San Antonio by an average of 111 to 103.67. I look for the Spurs to get the win and cover at home in game six of the series over Denver. Make sure to bet this match-up on BookMaker.