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2021 NBA Handicapping
(12-13) Denver Nuggets vs, San Antonio Spurs (9-15)
Date: Saturday, December 11th
Time: 8:30 PM EST
Venue: AT&T Center, San Antonio TX
NBA Moneyline Odds: Nuggets | Spurs (Bet Now!) Moneyline is off as of posting
NBA Betting Odds: Nuggets -1
NBA Betting Total: 216.5
Saturday, December 11th finds the Denver Nuggets visiting the San Antonio Spurs for the third meeting between these clubs and second in three days.
The Nuggets won the initial meeting 102-96 on October 22nd while the Spurs won the second contest 123-111 on December 9th.
Last season the clubs played three times with Nuggets winning two of the three contests. The Spurs hold the all-time record with 119 wins in 193 matches versus the Nuggets.
Nikola Jokic has 17 double-doubles and five triple-doubles in his 20 appearances this season. Three of those triple-doubles have occurred in the last three contests the Nuggets have played with the Joker averaging 26 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 assists.
That he wasn’t even considered by the 80 writers who were polled by ESPN to repeat as Most Valuable Player is head-scratching. I guess it depends on what values you link to an MVP.
Shouldn’t that player be first and foremost the most valuable to his team? Secondarily, whether his presence leads to wins and would otherwise be losses?
Does that individual improve everyone else when they’re on the court? Jokic tops the leader board for player impact rating with 23.8 ahead of other MVP candidates like Giannis Antetokounmpo (20.6), and Stephen Curry (17.5).
Considering Curry and Antetokounmpo have most of their core starters playing with them while Jokic is missing his top two offensive players and his argument to be the MVP becomes greater.
Clearly, the record impacts the vote, and the Nuggets have some work to do in that regard, but it’s an interesting situation to keep an eye on especially if the Nuggets can string together a series of wins.
San Antonio Spurs
Speaking of awards, Dejounte Murray continues to make a solid argument to win Most Improved Player. He’s averaging 18.9 points, 8.4 rebounds, 8.5 assists and 1.9 steals through 24 games. Additionally, he’s registered 12 double-doubles, and three triple-doubles.
December 15th will open the door for players who were traded in the offseason to go on the chopping block and many believe the Spurs could be in the mix to make some moves. With so much young talent they could package some assets to bring in a star.
The only player who is likely untouchable is Murray – another nod to his ascent in Gregg Popovich’s system. Among those who could be on the block are Derrick White, Lonnie Walker IV, Keldon Johnson), Devin Vassell, or Doug McDermott.
Much will depend on which of that group Pops and RC Bufford believe could form part of the future core. Jakob Poeltl isn’t included in the above list because Popovich seems to love the big man so the assumption is he won’t be going anywhere.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Nuggets are 8-2 in the last 10 head to head
- The teams are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 meetings
- Over Under is 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head matchups
- The Spurs are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 9 of Denver’s last 10 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Antonio’s last 7 games against Denver
- The Nuggets are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games.
Free Denver Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Prediction:
Although the Spurs have performed better lately winning five of seven (including the match against the Nuggets) I’m leaning toward Denver having the upper hand in this match now that they’ve had some rest.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Nuggets -1
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