Oct 22, 2021, 4:16 pm ET in NBA
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Expert Top Pick of the Day: San Antonio Spurs vs Denver Nuggets

Expert Top Pick of the Day: San Antonio Spurs vs Denver Nuggets

The Spurs are coming to pay a visit to the Nuggets this Friday in a very interesting style of a matchup, with both teams coming off wins in their first game, respectively.

The teams have started out strong against their opponents, imposing their game in each of those games. 

The Nuggets have beaten the previous championship finalist Phoenix Suns with all of their star power in a very impressive performance and a twelve-point difference to declare their willingness to achieve success in this season from the get-go, while the Spurs have opened their season with a most valued win also against the Orlando Magic with a twenty six-point difference and showing no problems to deliver for the fans at San Antonio. 

With a record of 1-0, these two teams are going to meet at the Ball Arena, looking to continue to improve their regular season and put the rest of the conference on notice.

San Antonio Spurs vs Denver Nuggets Schedule

  • Date: Friday, October 22
  • Time: 9:00pm ET
  • Location: Ball Arena, Denver, CO

San Antonio Southern Style

The Spurs have done as much as possible in the preseason to make sure they are prepared to take the Nuggets by surprise.

The team has been able to keep Demar Derozan playing at his best, averaging 21.6 and 6.9 assists, raising the franchise player’s status in a San Antonio basketball team that is well known for its very well-rounded style of game.

The team achieved 33 wins last season with a field goal percentage of 48.5% on those finishing number ten in the Western Conference. Most recently, the team has acquired a big talent in Davontae Cacok, who plays as a forward and has been part of some of the biggest teams in the league, such as the Nets and the Lakers.

The Spurs have now converted him to a two-way contract has now reinforced the team on the offensive side of the court.

Denver Opening Night

This is the first game that Denver is playing at home this season after honoring its main player, Serbian Nikola Jokic, with MVP status.

After averaging 27 points per game and 13 rebounds, the 26-year-old center has been nothing but sensational to mark a difference on games with his all-around abilities in the games and having the capability to make opponents pay for each and every time he got an opportunity to score or make an amazing assist to one of his teammates.

 Now, the Nuggets are responsible for giving the fans at home an opening season game full of buckets, although Jokic co-star Jamal Murray is off the game due to a knee injury.

This last one has been the Joker partner in crime for the most recent playoff season games in which they have achieved very important wins. However, last season fell against the Los Angeles Lakers in a 4-1 series.

San Antonio Spurs vs Denver Nuggets Odds Comparison

The Nuggets are shown favorites for this game; even though they will not have Murray available, they sure still have enough weapons to make this a tough night for the Spurs.

Jokic obtained 27 points last game and 13 rebounds for his team and could easily go into a triple-double next game and reassure any doubters of his MVP status as a player.

  • DraftKings: Draftkings has the Nuggets at a -7.5 spread, -305 moneyline, and a total of 219.
  • Fanduel: Fanduel has the Nuggets at -7, -310 moneyline, and a total of 219.5.
  • BetMGM: BetMGM has the Nuggets at -7,+135 moneyline, and a total of 219.

Godds Pick or Prediction of the Game

This will be another display of greatness from Jokic in a game that, even though it still does not have much at stake, the Nuggets play regular-season games as competitive as if it was any other postseason game.

Even when the Spurs play a great system of basketball, the Nuggets are still way too much to handle for Derozan and his team.
Godds Pick/Prediction: Denver Nuggets to cover the spread and total going over.