Denver Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs, Playoffs game 2. Bad start for the Nuggets in the playoffs. The advantage of playing at home did not help. The Nuggets were hit hard by falling in the first game against the Spurs. The visitors played hard from the first quarter. The Spurs barely lost a quarter in the entire game.
Denver Nuggets: We are favorites.
The Nuggets finished as the No. 2 seed of the Western Conference. Just below the Warriors. But being number two in the conference does not guarantee anything. Before the playoffs the Nuggets won twice against the Spurs, the last game was on April 03 at home. The only good thing about the Nuggets in the regular was the defense, the number six of the league.
At home the Nuggets are scoring an average of 113.7 points per game and 43.10 FG points. In the playoffs the average is 102.6 points at home, 37.35 FG points, 74.2% free throw shots, 6.26 three pointers, 22.68 assistance. The defense allows only 99.7 points per game at home during the playoffs.
The ATS record at home is 25-17-0. Since 2004 in the playoffs the ATS record is negative with 14-17-0. The last playoff series at home was against the Warriors in 2013. The team won 2 out of 3 but did not complete any point spread.
San Antonio Spurs: We have what it takes.
The Spurs played well the first half. The team won the first quarter 25-20 and the second quarter 34-31. After the break in the second half they lost the third quarter 13-17, but they won the fourth quarter 29-28. All starters scored more than 10 points less Jakob Poeltl with six. The bench contributed 31 points in the game.
The Spurs closed the regular season with a negative record on the road, 17 wins and 25 losses. The average points on the road is 110.3 on the regular. During the playoffs the Spurs are scoring only 95.9 points, 35.51 FG points and allowing up to 97.3 points.
The ATS record in the regular is 21-20-1. Against the Nuggets the record is 61-40-1. In the ten recent games against the Nuggets the record is 6-4-0. In the first game of the playoffs they were underdogs with +5.5. Tonight they will be underdogs again.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Denver Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs 04/16/2019 is: take the San Antonio Spurs +6.5 (Point Spread).
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