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#533 San Antonio Spurs 208.5 vs.
#534 Denver Nuggets -300
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 9:05pm EDT
Pepsi Center, Denver
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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San Antonio Spurs vs. Denver Nuggets

Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO

When: Tuesday, April 16, 9:00 PM. ET.

The Denver Nuggets will be trying to bounce back from their game-one loss and avoid falling into a 0-2 hole when they take on the San Antonio Spurs in the second game of their seven-game first round series on Tuesday night.

Spurs Going For Fifth Consecutive Win

The Spurs played well at the end of the season and seem to have carried their solid play into the postseason after winning the first game of the series against the Nuggets for their fourth consecutive win. They will be going for a 2-0 series lead and their fifth win in a row when they play Denver on Tuesday.

San Antonio played well offensively during the regular season, averaging 111.7 points per game. They finished with 101 points on 48 percent shooting against the Nuggets in Game 1.

DeMar DeRozan led the way for the Spurs in Game 1 with 18 points, 12 rebounds, and six assists. Derrick White finished with 16 points and five assists, while LaMarcus Aldridge added 15 points and eight rebounds for the Spurs.

The Spurs also played well defensively, holding the Nuggets to 96 points in their first game. They will need to continue playing well defensively if they want to go to San Antonio with a 2-0 lead.

Nuggets Trying To Snap Playoff Losing Streak

The Nuggets have lost their last eight playoff games and they also struggled at the end of the season, losing two of their last three games. They will be trying to snap their losing streak and get their first playoff win in their last nine tries when they face the Spurs on Tuesday.

Denver didn’t play well offensively in the first game of the series and finished with 96 points. The team shot 42 percent from the field and 21 percent from three-point range.

Gary Harris led the way for the Nuggets with 20 points and three rebounds. Jamal Murray finished with 17 points and two rebounds, while Will Barton finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

The Nuggets played well defensively but they didn’t play well enough to win the game. They will need to do a better job defending the perimeter and force the Spurs to take bad shots if they want to even the series on Tuesday night.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The Nuggets have struggled against the spread, losing five of their last six home games against teams with losing road records and six of their last eight home games. The Spurs have played well against the spread, winning five of their last seven games against teams with winning records and six of their last nine road games. The Nuggets lived and died by the three-pointer in the first game, missing 22 of their 28 shots, while allowing the Spurs to make seven of their 15 attempts. They will be aggressive with their backs against the wall and will likely win this game, but the Spurs are a disciplined team and they will stick with what worked for them in the first game and keep the score close.

Prediction: San Antonio Spurs +7

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Spurs have played under the total in their last five games against Northwest division teams and in 10 of their last 11 games against Western Conference opponents. The Nuggets have played under the total in their last six home games against teams with losing road records and in seven of their last eight home games.

Prediction: Under 208

Half-Time Side Pick

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The Spurs will win the first half of this game because they have outplayed the Nuggets in the first half of their last three games, averaging 59.3 points per game while the Nuggets average 53.7 points per game.

Prediction: San Antonio Spurs +4

Half-Time Total Bet

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The Nuggets and Spurs are averaging 113 points per game in the first half of their last three games and they will go over the first half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Over 106

Written By Bosun Akinpelu

I am very passionate about sports, so I kind of feel bad that I get paid to do this. As someone who minored in Mathematics, I have a lot of faith in numbers, and make my picks based on stats and not emotions. I've been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so stick with me if you want to get paid.