San Antonio Spurs vs. Denver Nuggets, Playoffs game 6. The Spurs have one last chance tonight to go to a game seven or say goodbye to the season. So far, only one home win against the Nuggets. The Spurs are not the same as they were a couple of seasons ago, although they still play just as well. The Nuggets know that if they lose tonight they could close the round at home, as they have 2-1 in the record of this round at home.
San Antonio Spurs: Ready for everything.
The Spurs at home had 32 wins and only 9 losses in the regular. The house seems a safe place until now. But in this round of the playoffs the record is 1-1. The last game at home was lost by more than ten points 103-117. Then they lost on the road 90-108. The double hit was hard for the Spurs. In the fifth game they could barely reach 90 points. The team could only win the last quarter by 4 points.
At home the Spurs are scoring an average of 102.0 points during the playoffs with 37.62 FG points, 73.77% free throw shots and 7.73 three pointers. The defense is not the best but they only allow 94.0 points per game, 35.48 FG points, 76.1% free throw shots and 6.38 three pointers.
The ATS record at home during the playoffs is 69-46-0 at home since 2012. Against the Warriors they lost last season 1-3 at home. In the first game against the Nuggets they were favorites with -4.5 points in spread. In the second game they were also favorites with -3.5 points. The average spread at home during the playoffs is -6.1 points.
Denver Nuggets: We want to move forward.
The Nuggets are focused on getting to the next round. But in the regular season the record on the road was mediocre in almost every way. The only good thing about the Nuggets is that this season they have the sixth best defense in the league, but that does not guarantee victories. They were dominant on the road against the Spurs in the fourth game, but they lost the first game at home and that was fatal for the team.
On the road the Nuggets are scoring an average of 97.0 points in the playoffs. 35.22 FG points, 74% free throw shots, 5.89 three pointers, 18.36 assists. The defense allows up to 102.5 points on average since 2004. 36.64 FG points, 76.7% free throw shots, 6.86 three pointers and 21.86 assists.
The ATS record is 14-21-1 since 2004 in the playoffs. Negative record with only 4 victories on the road in the last 20 playoff games since the 2009 season. The Nuggets have never won a playoff round with on the road games. But this season the team has played much better. The last round was lost in 2013 against the Warriors 0-3.
My Free Pick & Prediction for San Antonio Spurs vs. Denver Nuggets 04/25/2019 is: take the San Antonio Spurs -2.5 (Point Spread).
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