The Denver Nuggets (12-12) travel to take on the San Antonio Spurs (8-15) in a Western Conference matchup on Thursday night. Denver is looking to pick up a win in the first game of a back-to-back against San Antonio. The Nuggets are coming off a 120-114 overtime win against the New Orleans Pelicans. The Spurs have dropped two straight games. They fell to the New York Knicks 121-109 in their last matchup. Keldon Johnson (ankle) has been ruled out for San Antonio, while small forward Devin Vassell (quad) is questionable.
Tipoff is at 8:30 p.m. ET from the AT&T Center. Caesars Sportsbook lists San Antonio as the 2.5-point favorite in the latest Nuggets vs. Spurs odds. The over-under for total points is set at 215.5. Before finalizing any Spurs vs. Nuggets picks, be sure to check out the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven model.
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- Nuggets vs. Spurs spread: San Antonio -2.5
- Nuggets vs. Spurs over-under: 215.5 points
- Nuggets vs. Spurs money line: San Antonio -140, Denver +120
- DEN: Nuggets are 6-1 ATS in their last seven Thursday games.
- SAS: Spurs are 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall
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Why the Spurs can cover
There are six players on this roster who average at least 11 points per game. Guard Derrick White is third on the team in points (13.3) and second in assists (5.1). The Colorado product has scored at least 25 points in two of the last three games played. In the loss to New York, White tallied a season-high 26 points with six rebounds and seven assists.
Center Jakob Poeltl is averaging 12.3 points with a team-best 9.3 rebounds per game. Poeltl has registered six double-doubles thus far. His best outing came against the Los Angeles Lakers on Oct. 26. He had 27 points with 14 rebounds while shooting 13 of 17 from the floor. Guard Dejounte Murray is averaging a team-high 18.8 points per game and has led the team in scoring in nine games this year.
Why the Nuggets can cover
Denver is currently third in the NBA in points allowed per game (104.5). The Nuggets have held their opponents to fewer than 100 points in 10 of their 12 victories. This squad is led by center Nikola Jokic. The 2021 NBA MVP leads the Nuggets in points (26.3), rebounds (13.4), assists (7.1), and steals (1.2). He is also first in the NBA in PER (34.07). The three-time All-Star is third in the league with 16 double-doubles.
Jokic has registered back-to-back triple-doubles. Last night in the overtime victory against the Pelicans, Jokic logged a season-high 39 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists while shooting 17 of 23 from the field. Forward Will Barton is second on the team with 16.2 points per game with 5.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists. Barton has knocked down at least three 3-pointers in each of the last three games. Against New Orleans, he finished with 20 points, six assists and shot 4 of 7 from beyond the arc.
How to make Nuggets vs. Spurs picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, with the teams projected to combine for 222 points. The model also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.
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