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Nikola Jokic NBA best bets and free betting picks February 2nd

The Denver Nuggets (12-12, 10-14 ATS) will hit the sixth stop of their current road trip at the heart of Texas. The team awaiting them is the San Antonio Spurs (8-15, 13-10 ATS), who seek to end a two-game losing skid.


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BetUS.com bookmakers anticipate a close matchup between the Nuggets and the Spurs. Apparently, San Antonio will carry a 2-point handicap as the home favorites over the Nuggets, who sport a 5-8 road record.  

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Denver Nuggets vs San Antonio Spurs Betting Lines

Denver Nuggets vs San Antonio Spurs

ATS: Nuggets +2

Moneyline: Spurs -135, Nuggets +115

O/U: 216 points

Denver Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs Team News

SB Nation writer Ryan Blackburn discussed potential trade targets for the Nuggets in his latest entry on the Denver Stiffs blog. According to the writer, big men like Daniel Theis and Willie Cauley-Stein, Kyle Anderson, and guard Justin Holiday appear Denver’s most logical trade prospects. He explained that these players aren’t stars but could play an essential role off the bench.

Tom Orsborn of The San Antonio Express-News disclosed the Spurs’ plan to send Joshua Primo back to the G-League. This appears imminent for Primo, who has played extended minutes without injured guard Devin Vessell. Head coach Gregg Popovich defended the decision to put Primo back in the G-League, saying the stint will help improve his maturity. 

Popovich said: We want him to have more time in Austin for obvious reasons. He needs to mature in every shape and form because of his age. But, having said that, he has a confidence that belies his age. He’s pretty steady in his emotions, shows a great affinity for the game, understands what is going on better than most people, and he is willing to stick his nose in.”

Denver Nuggets vs San Antonio Spurs Injury Report

Nuggets: Austin Rivers – OUT (COVID-19), Will Barton – Probable (Illness), Jamal Murray – OUT (Knee), P.J Dozier – OUT (Knee), and Michael Porter Jr. – OUT (Back).

Spurs: Zach Collins – OUT (Ankle), Keldon Johnson – Doubtful (Ankle), Devin Vassell – Probable (Quad).

Denver Nuggets vs San Antonio Spurs Preview

Nikola Jokic recorded a 39-point triple-double to push the Nuggets past the New Orleans Pelicans in overtime, 120-114. The reigning NBA MVP also tallied 11 rebounds and 11 assists in 37 minutes of play. Will Barton scored 20 points to back up Jokic. The Nuggets also gathered contributions from Monte Morris and Aaron Gordon, who chipped in with 11 and 10, respectively. 

Derrick White and DeJounte Murray combined for 47 points, 13 rebounds and 14 assists in a losing effort to the New York Knicks, 121-109. The Spurs let the Knicks shoot 47.3 percent from the field and 47.4 percent from deep. Speaking of three, RJ Barrett sunk seven of his long-range bombs to burry San Antonio further.

Denver Nuggets vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction

Fearless Forecast: The Nuggets subdues the Spurs by double digits behind another masterful all-around output by Jokic.

The Nuggets hold a 8-2 record over the Spurs in their previous 10 games. Their latest win vs. San Antonio came weeks ago when Jokic filled up the stats sheet to put the Nuggets on top. The Serbian recorded 32 points, 16 rebounds, and seven assists in the game. The Spurs shot 51 percent in the game but converted only 9 of their 30 three-point attempts. The Nuggets happen to be the 7th best teams in defending treys at 33.33 percent.   

  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Denver’s last 8 games on the road.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver’s last 5 games when playing on the road against San Antonio.
  • In 12 of San Antonio’s last 15 games at home, the total has gone OVER.

Denver Nuggets vs San Antonio Spurs Betting Pick

Pick: Nuggets win outright and cover the spread, OVER 216 points 

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