Denver Nuggets at San Antonio Spurs - 8/5/20 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Denver Nuggets (44-23) at San Antonio Spurs (29-37)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Visa Athletic Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs +5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Denver Nuggets and San Antonio Spurs meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Visa Athletic Center.
The Denver Nuggets look for another victory after upsetting the OKC Thunder in overtime on Monday. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 110.5 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 107.8 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 20.3 points and 10.2 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 18.8 points and 4.8 assists. Will Barton is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Millsap is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.
The San Antonio Spurs need a victory to improve their playoffs odds, as they’re currently 2-1 in the bubble. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 113.6 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 115.1 points on 47 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 22.2 points and 5.6 rebounds while Patty Mills is averaging 11.6 points and 1.8 assists. Bryn Forbes is the third double-digit scorer and Dejounte Murray is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80.9 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.
The Nuggets are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in San Antonio. The over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Denver Nuggets are coming off a gritty win over OKC and still has enough depth to hang around, but you're asking a lot of them to continue winning games being as shorthanded as they are in their backcourt. The San Antonio Spurs have been underdogs in all three bubble games, and they've covered all three games and are a last second made shot against the 76ers from being 3-0 SU. Oddsmakers seem to have forgotten that this is a veteran Spurs club that's fighting to keep a ridiculous playoff streak alive. The Spurs aren't going down without a fight.
For the fourth time in the bubble, give me the Spurs and the free buckets.