San Antonio Spurs at Denver Nuggets odds, picks and predictions

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The Denver Nuggets (47-32) host the San Antonio Spurs (33-45) Tuesday at Ball Arena for a 9 p.m. ET tip-off. Below, we look at the Spurs vs. Nuggets odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.

San Antonio is 6-1 straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) in its last seven games including back-to-back blowout victories at home over the Portland Trail Blazers Friday (130-111) and Sunday (113-92).

Denver is 5-2 SU but just 3-4 ATS in its last seven games. The Nuggets went into L.A. Sunday and clobbered the Lakers 129-118 in their last game.

The Nuggets are 2-1 SU and 1-2 ATS versus the Spurs this season and the total is 2-1 Over/Under (O/U).

Spurs at Nuggets odds, spread and lines

Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 12:42 p.m. ET.

  • Money line (ML): Spurs +300 (bet $100 to win $300) | Nuggets -400 (bet $400 to win $100)
  • Against the spread: Spurs +8.5 (-105) | Nuggets -8.5 (-120)
  • Over/Under: 233.5 (O: -112 | U: -108)

Spurs at Nuggets key injuries

Spurs

  • Jock Landale (foot) out
  • SF Doug McDermott (nose) out
  • PG Dejounte Murray (illness) out

Nuggets

  • PG Jamal Murray (knee) out
  • PF Michael Porter Jr. (back) out

Spurs at Nuggets odds, lines, picks and predictions

Prediction

Nuggets 121, Spurs 108

Money line

PASS even though Denver should cruise past a Murray-less Spurs but the -400 tag is way too expensive.

Murray is San Antonio’s leading scorer and assist man and third in adjusted on/off net rating, according to CleaningTheGlass.com (CTG).

Denver is sixth in offensive rating and San Antonio struggles against strong offenses. The Spurs are 6-20 SU versus teams in the top-10 of offensive efficiency with a minus-6.3 adjusted net rating (ranked 21st), per CTG.

The only sensible way to try and profit off this game is to lay the points with Denver or bet the total.

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Author: Lucy Green