The San Antonio Spurs will face the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night having won six of their last seven games. An upset victory would put them just one win or Lakers' loss from clinching an NBA Play-In Tournament berth.
The Spurs handled business over the weekend, defeating the tanking and shorthanded Portland Trail Blazers by 19 and 21 on Friday and Sunday to put themselves in prime position for a run to a second straight play-in scenario. Depending on what happens with the Pelicans, the Spurs still have a chance to claim 9th in the Western Conference if they can win a couple more games down the stretch.
The Denver Nuggets still have a chance to catch the Dallas Mavericks in the standings to snatch a homecourt seed and they're only half a game ahead of Utah in 5th. They'll likely be fired up and ready to go after winning four of their last five games.
The Nuggets have won two of three matchups this season, last defeating the Spurs 127-112 in San Antonio on December 11th. Per Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News, Dejounte Murray will be missing this game with the respiratory illness that sidelined him for the last two games.
San Antonio Spurs vs Denver Nuggets Odds, Spread, Over/Under & Betting Pick
The latest odds from WynnBet have the Spurs as 9.5 point underdogs against the Nuggets.
Denver Nuggets: -400
San Antonio Spurs: +310
The over/under for the matchup is 233. The Spurs are averaging 113.2 points per game while the Nuggets are averaging 112.4.
San Antonio Spurs vs Nuggets Prediction
Nobody can stop Nikola Jokic, but the San Antonio Spurs have an especially tough time guarding him with their frontcourt. He can do anything from anywhere, and he dominates the action on the court probably better than anyone currently in the league.
On top of the reigning MVP, the Nuggets also boast a plethora of talented wings that can get hot from the outside and also penetrate the lane.
Opponent role player to watch: I'm going a bit off the board here and taking rookie Bones Hyland. The 6-3 guard has done well with increased opportunities over the course of the season and averaged 14.1 points per game in March.
The Nuggets have too much talent for the Spurs if all things are equal. Without Dejounte, things are even bleaker for S.A. I'd like to think the Spurs can continue their momentum, but I'm going with the home team here.
Nuggets 113, Spurs 102
What channel is the San Antonio Spurs game on?
The game will air on CW35 and Altitude 2. Tip off is set for 9 pm ET.
Where to watch a live stream of the Spurs vs. the Nuggets
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San Antonio Spurs Next Games and Schedule
The Spurs hit the road for a showdown with Minnesota before a back-to-back to end the regular season.
Apr. 7 @ Minnesota
Apr. 9 vs. Golden State
Apr. 10 @ Dallas