Nuggets vs Spurs Prediction NBA Picks 3/15/24

San Antonio Spurs (14-52) vs Denver Nuggets (46-20)

Game Info: Friday, March 15, 2024 at 8:30 pm (Frost Bank Center)

Betting Odds: San Antonio Spurs +9.5 -- Over/Under: 226.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Denver Nuggets and San Antonio Spurs meet Friday in NBA action at the Frost Bank Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Denver Nuggets vs San Antonio Spurs prediction.

Denver Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets have been in red-hot form as they've won 10 of their last 11 games overall and they will be gunning for a fifth straight win after routing the Heat in a 100-88 road win on Wednesday. Michael Porter Jr led the team with 25 points on nine of 16 shooting, Aaron Gordon added 16 points with eight rebounds and four assists while Nikola Jokic tallied 12 points with 14 rebounds and six assists. As a team, the Nuggets shot 48 percent from the field and 11 of 33 from the 3-point line, but this win was more about their effort on the defensive end as they set the tone early by holding the Heat to just 19 points in the first quarter, but they really couldn't get any separation until the fourth quarter where they limited the Heat to just 17 points to earn the double digit road win in the end.

San Antonio Spurs

Meanwhile, the San Antonio Spurs have been in a rut as they've lost four of their last five games overall and they will be hoping to avoid a third straight loss after falling short to the Rockets in a 103-101 loss on Tuesday. Tre Jones led the team with 24 points and five assists, Jeremy Sochan added 21 points on nine of 14 shooting while Victor Wembenyama tallied 13 points with 10 rebounds and six assists. As a team, the Spurs shot 47 percent from the field and 11 of 36 from the 3-point line as they worked hard to claw their way to a narrow lead midway through the fourth quarter, only to allow the Rockets to take the game away with a pivotal 10-0 run to trail the rest of the way.

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San Antonio Spurs Player Facts

  • Victor Wembanyama ranks 1st amongst qualified players for Blocks Per Game (3.4) this season.
  • Tre Jones ranks 7th amongst qualified players for assist:turnover ratio (4.2) this season.

Denver Nuggets Player Facts

  • Nikola Jokic is one of only two qualified players in the league averaging at least 25.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists this season.
  • Jamal Murray ranks 13th amongst qualified players for assists per game (6.6) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Spurs rank 2nd in the league for assists per game this season (29.8).
  • The Spurs rank 29th in the league for opponent rebounds per game this season (45.5).
  • The Nuggets rank 2nd in the league for opponent three-point field goals made per game this season (11.3).
  • The Nuggets rank 2nd in the league for opponent three-point field goals attempts per game this season (31.2).

Denver Nuggets vs San Antonio Spurs prediction

The Nuggets are coming into this one with a full squad once again, while the Spurs are still missing Cedi Osman and Keldon Johnson. The Nuggets have been flying under the radar a bit lately, but they've been playing some of their best basketball of the season and they are obvious road favorites against this struggling Spurs squad who have little to play for at this stage of the season. The line is a little hefty, but the Nuggets should have little trouble running past this Spurs team in this spot.

Peter’s Pick Denver -9.5

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