Tuesday, Nov. 5, 9 p.m. (ET)
Television: NBA League Pass
NBA Betting Odds: VietBet
Pointspread: San Antonio -4
Total Line: 201
The defending Western Conference Champion Spurs are off to a 2-1 start straight-up but they have failed to cover in two of their first three games. This past Saturday they fell to Portland 115-105 as 2.5-point favorites on the road. The total went OVER the 198.5-point closing line and it has gone OVER in two of the three games.
The starting cast for San Antonio has pretty much stayed the same after last season’s run to the NBA Finals. Tony Parker leads the team in scoring with 18 points a game and he is also dishing-out a team-high eight assists. Tim Duncan is averaging 13.5 points and 6.5 rebounds a game and Manu Ginobili is second on the team in scoring with 14.3 points. The Spurs as a whole are shooting 47.3 percent from the field while averaging 99 points a game.
Denver has dropped its first two games of the new season with a 90-88 loss to Sacramento in its opener as a 2.5-point road underdog followed by a 113-98 loss to Portland last Friday as a 4.5-point favorite at home. The total stayed UNDER against the Kings while going OVER in the loss to the Trail Blazers.
The expectation level for this team was fairly high coming into this season; however the early results appear to confirm that this team will still need some time to find its form. The Nuggets have gotten a solid effort from Ty Lawson, who leads the team with 20.5 points and seven assist a game. Nate Robinson is averaging 12 points a game and Andre Miller is adding another 11, but these are the only three players scoring in double figures. Denver has shot just 39.3 percent from the floor in its first two games and 33.3 percent from three-point range.
Free NBA Pick
It is always tough winning games on the road in the NBA, but with San Antonio well rested and coming off a loss, giving just four points to the Nuggets is an early season gift. Go heavy on this free NBA pick as the Spurs roll.
San Antonio 106 Denver 94
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