April 9, 2013 at 3:50 PM #50765
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2013 NBA Basketball Betting – Spurs And Nuggets Face Moment Of Opportunity
The Denver Nuggets are trying to hold on in the race for the third seed in the Western Conference playoffs. The San Antonio Spurs are trying to get the top seed.
San Antonio Spurs @ Denver Nuggets – Wednesday, April 10
Online sports betting line: No line
Why San Antonio Will Win
No matter which betting software you trust, a realistic and thoughtful sport betting perspective will certainly enable you to pick the Spurs in this contest. The thing to realize about this game from a San Antonio viewpoint is that Denver will be without one of its potent wing scorers, Danilo Gallinari, who was knocked out for the remainder of the season with an injury suffered last week against the Dallas Mavericks. Denver’s lineup must be adjusted. More players will have to step up to compensate for Gallinari’s absence. The Nuggets used emotion and a sense of urgency to breeze past the Houston Rockets on Saturday night, but Houston is not that robust an opponent, especially at the defensive end of the floor. San Antonio can play tougher defense and bottle up Denver’s attack. One also has to realize that Denver guard Ty Lawson is not fully healthy. This deficiency could also bite the Nuggets in the back when this game tips off in the Mile High City. If this is a battle of the benches, San Antonio has been dipping deep into its reserves of late, playing at least 10 players on most nights due to the wave of injuries that has hit the team. The Spurs are more resourceful than the Nuggets, so if Denver’s main starters aren’t on top of their game, San Antonio can become the fourth team to win a road game in Denver this season. It’s very attainable.
One should also add, as an extra detail that shouldn’t be forgotten in the larger picture, a note about rest: San Antonio will have plenty of it heading into this game. The Spurs, after playing Saturday against the Atlanta Hawks, will get three full days off before playing this game. San Antonio is dealing with injuries, but the deep bench should be able to produce at a high level.
Why Denver Will Win
When consulting betonline reviews, you can make a case for the Nuggets here, and it’s a very simple two-pronged case: First, Denver has lost just three games at home this season. The Nuggets have been the best home team in the NBA and have not lost a home game in two and a half months (January 18). When visiting teams play at altitude, they have a very hard time matching the Nuggets’ energy. Since Denver likes to run, it’s difficult for visiting teams to play at the rhythm and tempo they want.
The other thing to realize about this contest is that San Antonio won’t have two of its best players on the floor, in all likelihood. Tony Parker, the team’s best player before he was injured several weeks ago, has not made a smooth recovery. He played a little bit in recent weeks and was not particularly effective. Manu Ginobili is also in the midst of recuperation, and with him on the bench alongside Parker, the Spurs are going to face an uphill battle in terms of creating quality shots at the offensive end of the floor.
Who Will Win
It’s quite possible that the Spurs could steal this game, but not having full health in their backcourt is likely to get them in the end. Take the Nuggets here.
Read more on the latest sportsbook odds for NBA basketball in 2013.
NBA Betting Pick: Denver
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