NBA Picks: San Antonio Spurs vs. Denver Nuggets
The San Antonio Spurs have won four of their last six trips to the Pepsi Center, which is important to consider when making your NBA picks on Wednesday night as they take on the Denver Nuggets in a nationally-televised contest on ESPN.
Sports bettors will find that the Spurs are 3.5-point underdogs in the pro basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 204.5 in the market.
Let's take a closer look at this Western Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up an against-the-spread pick along the way.
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The San Antonio Spurs have alternated wins and losses over their last four games. They are coming off a 99-97 victory over the Atlanta Hawks as 10.5-point home favorites last Saturday.
Sports bettors will find that the Spurs have compiled a 5-0 straight-up and 4-1 against-the-spread record when playing on three or more days' rest during the 2012-13 NBA season.
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The Denver Nuggets improved to 22-1 at home versus Western Conference opponents last Saturday when they earned a 132-114 victory over the Houston Rockets as six-point favorites.
Over the last two-plus seasons, the Nuggets are 16-6-1 against the spread as home favorites of 3.5 to six points, while the UNDER is 22-11 in that situation.
I'm going to recommend that readers back the San Antonio Spurs as one of their NBA picks on Wednesday night, as the underdog is 14-4 against the spread in the last 18 meetings in this series.
NBA Pick: San Antonio Spurs +3.5
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