San Antonio Spurs at Denver Nuggets - 4/9/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Denver Nuggets (33-18) vs San Antonio Spurs (24-25)
Game Info: Friday, April 9, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)
Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -7 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The San Antonio Spurs and Denver Nuggets meet Friday in NBA action at the Ball Arena.
The San Antonio Spurs need a win after losing nine of their last 11 games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 110.2 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 111.9 points on 46.9 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 20.9 points and 4.4 rebounds while Dejounte Murray is averaging 15.7 points and 6.9 rebounds. Derrick White is the third double-digit scorer and Keldon Johnson is dishing 1.8 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.
The Denver Nuggets look to build on their seven-game winning streak. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 115.5 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 109.9 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 26.3 points and 10.9 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 21.3 points and 4.8 assists. Michael Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.
The Spurs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Spurs last 7 overall. The under is 4-1 in Nuggets last 5 Friday games. The Spurs are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Denver.
The Denver Nuggets just beat the Spurs on Wednesday by 10 points, and they're winning their last five games by an average of 10.2 points while shooting 49.9 percent from the field. The San Antonio Spurs are watching their season fall apart before their eyes, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 6.2 points. It's hard to get behind the Spurs in their current form and the confidence is dropping. I'll back the Nuggets in another comfortable win over the Spurs.