Denver Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs, Playoffs game 5. The Nuggets hope to define this round against the Spurs at home. The equation would be to win today, lose in San Antonio and return home to close the series. But the Spurs are not that easy. The team has shown that they still have a lot to offer in this round. A couple of days ago they lost at home against the Nuggets, but now they expect revenge on the road.
Denver Nuggets: Fifty and Fifty.
The Nuggets continue with hopes of advancing to the first round. After losing the first game of the series the doubts grew with respect to the team. They won the second game at home, but then they lost again. Last week the Nuggets managed to win in Texas to take the series to another level now 2-2. That victory was 117-103, the Nuggets were not favorites to win the game.
At home during the playoffs the Nuggets are scoring an average of 103.0 points per game, 37.53 fg points, 74.0% free throw shots, 6.38 three pointers, 22.88 assists. The defense allows 99.9 points per game, 36.00 FG points and 7.22 three pointers with 20.94 assists.
The ATS record at home during the playoffs is negative since 2004 with 15-17-0. The team was favorite against the Spurs in the first two games of the round. But only one was able to complete the spread of -7.0 points. The last round of playoffs that the Nuggets won at home was in 2012 against the Lakers 2-1.
San Antonio Spurs: We came to conquer.
The Spurs have never had problems winning on the road. In the first game of this round the Spurs gave classes on how to play. The spurs only lost the third quarter by 4 points, the rest won the other quarters. 101-96 was the final result with many reserve points. The good thing about the Spurs is that they have always had tools to use in each game.
On the road during the playoffs the Spurs are scoring an average of 96.0 points per game, 35.54 FG points, 74.2% free throw shots, 7.03 three pointers, 19.09 assists. The defense allows 97.5 points per game, 36.30 FG points, 6.44 three pointers and 19.85 assists.
The ATS record since 2012 is 54-57-1 on the road. In the last 10 games on the road of the rounds in the playoffs the record is 5-5-0. The last round was against the Warriors last year. The Spurs were swept 0-5 on the road. In this game against the Nuggets the team is underdog but against the defensive number six of the league.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Denver Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs 04/23/2019 is: take the San Antonio Spurs +5.5 (Point Spread).
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