The San Antonio Spurs (5-4) tip off against the Denver Nuggets (5-3) at 8:00pm CST later today in the Mile High City. The Spurs have dropped two in a row and hope to continue to win, although the Victor Wembanyama hype has reached an all-time high, so losses aren't the worst thing at this point. The Spurs enter as the 11.5-point underdog and have a very tough battle ahead of them against reigning MVP Nikola Jokic on minimal rest.
The Nuggets, on the other hand, have not played since Thursday and have won three of the last four, and have a top-three field goal percentage in the league, so this game could get away from the Spurs fast.
San Antonio Spurs vs Nuggets Odds, Spread, Over/under
The Nuggets enter the game favored by 11.5 points. On the moneyline, the Spurs are +430, and the Nuggets are -590, so clearly, Vegas thinks the wheels have fallen off the bus. The over/under is set at 235, which seems high given that the two teams combine on average for 229.8 points, but expect minimal defense tonight.
Spurs starting lineup tonight
Assuming Devin Vassell is back to normal, I would expect a starting five of Jones, Vassell, Johnson, Sochan, and Poeltl.
Spurs injury report
The Spurs are still without Isaiah Roby and Blake Wesley, although Romeo Lanford has been upgraded to questionable after missing last night's game against the Clippers. The Nuggets go into battle without Zeke Nnaji and Collin Gillespie, and Bones Hyland and Ish Smith are also questionable.
San Antonio Spurs vs Nuggets predictions
The Spurs have fared well on the road recently, and I expect Vassell and Johnson to have big games. That being said, back-to-backs are always rough, and Jokic is one of the best players in the league. I think this game won't be close, with the Spurs losing 101-115.
What channel are the Spurs on?
You can catch the game on Bally Sports or NBA League Pass
Spurs vs Nuggets live stream
The game will be streamed on fuboTV, which you can get for free with a seven day trial.
Spurs next game and travel time
After this game, the Spurs head back home to play against Denver again on Monday night.
Air Alamo lock of the night
With -113 odds on FanDuel, it's hard to pass up the over on Keldon Johnson's points, sitting at 20.5. That's slightly below his 22.9 average this season, and after a rough outing against Los Angeles that saw him only post 16 points, I think he will be back with a vengeance.
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