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San Antonio Spurs vs. Denver Nuggets Prediction,
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and Odds - 4-23-2019

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Game Snapshot with Current Line

#501 San Antonio
Spurs 212
#502 Denver
Nuggets -5.5

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 9:40pm

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Game Stats

San Antonio Spurs

50 - 36

45-39
ATS
46-40
O/U
111
PPG
109
OPPG

Denver Nuggets

56 - 30

44-42
ATS
38-48
O/U
110
PPG
106
OPPG

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The Denver Nuggets are hoping to move a leg up in the series against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night.

Spurs hoping to grab win on the road

This series has been nothing but back-and-forth action on both sides with each team showing out on the floor in what have been evenly spread out outings. The Spurs have been able to continue to lean on the production from their veteran-laden roster that has put them in the position to possibly pull out the upset in the series against the Nuggets. This has seen their proven stars lead the way with former All-Star forward DeMar DeRozan averaging 23.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 4.5 assists while shooting 49.3 percent from the floor. Although DeRozan lost his temper and was ejected in Game 4, he has remained a major offensive factor in the series with his steady play on the floor notching double-figure scoring in each contest and more than 20 points twice in the process. This is a trend that should continue regardless of how long the series extends to between both teams.

Meanwhile, guard Derrick White has emerged as a major offensive factor in the series as he’s averaging 19.3 points on 64.0 percent shooting from the floor. This includes him notching a career-high 36 points in the Game 4 win. White did struggle to score in Game 5 recording just eight points, but he should be able to bounce back from that on Tuesday night returning toward being a primary contributor and notch his fourth double-digit outing. All-Star big man LaMarcus Aldridge has also put together a strong series as he’s averaging 20.3 points and 9.o rebounds that has seen him score more than 15 points in each game while posting a pair of double-doubles in the process. His play should once again play a big factor in helping the Spurs have a chance to secure a road a win. Ultimately, if San Antonio hopes to edge out Denver, it will need their core group to step it up in Game 5.

Nuggets eyeing series lead over Spurs

It has been a trying series for the Nuggets that has tested their largely inexperienced roster in the playoffs. This has seen them go through both ends of the spectrum in the process with their play as their deep roster has been able to push forward with balanced play in the process that has allowed for them to be in the position to regain homecourt advantage over the Spurs. This has seen their All-Star big man Nikola Jokic be their primary offensive weapon averaging a near triple-double with 20.5 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 9.3 assists per contest. Jokic has been an all-around factor on the floor posting three double-doubles including a triple-double effort so far this series while scoring more than 20 points in each of the last three games played. His play will once again play a major part in helping the Nuggets pace themselves on their home floor to possibly grab the series lead.

In his first playoff experience, guard Jamal Murray has experienced both ends of the spectrum in the process. Murray has had performances go each way but he has remained a huge factor offensively as he’s averaging 17.8 points on 43.3 percent shooting from the floor and 36.8 percent from beyond the arc. This has seen him score more than 15 points three times with a pair of double-digit scoring performances in the process. His play has been quite streaky and should bode well on their home floor where has shown to perform well as the last game that he took the floor he notched 21 points in the fourth quarter in the Game 2. This is a chance for him to once again be a major factor at the Pepsi Center where he has averaged 19.1 points on 47.5 percent shooting from the field and 39.6 percent from beyond the arc in 39 games played this season. Ultimately, it should be the Nuggets’ balanced offensive attack that should lift them to a crucial win in Game 5 to move a step closer to the next round.

The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.

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Although the Spurs hold the edge with their experience in the playoffs, the Nuggets’ balanced roster should be able to continue to push forward with a strong outing on their home floor where they have been tough to be this year holding a 35-8 record. It will be a hard-fought game, but Denver should come out on top.

Prediction: Denver -5.5

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These two teams are both highly capable teams, they haven’t been pouring in huge outings. This has been more a defensive battle between both sides and will remain the case on Tuesday night. Keep in mind, the under is 11-3 in Nuggets’ last 14 home games.

Prediction: Under 211

Drew Donald

Drew Donald has been a lifelong sports fan that has been quite passionate about football, basketball, and baseball. He has spent much of every day keeping up with the latest trends and games across each sport in the country. Drew Donald has expertise in covering and analysis each sport behind his five years of experience as a sports writer for various websites.

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