The Under is a perfect 10-0 the last 10 meetings between the Spurs and Nuggets, and none of the last 15 meetings have reached 200 points. Go Under this high total.
Although the Denver Nuggets like to play at a fast pace, this is an awfully high total for any game involving the San Antonio Spurs and we look for the Spurs to control the tempo here.
[articleBanner]who2beton[/articleBanner]After all, the Spurs have always been able to slow down Carmello Anthony & Co., as the Under now an amazing 13-2 in the last 15 head-to-head meetings between these clubs including a perfect 10-0 in the last 10 encounters! Furthermore, none of those 15 meetings reached the 200-point plateau. San Antonio has now won 11 consecutive games, and as usual the Spurs are winning with defense, allowing just 87.1 points per game during this streak with the games averaging a combined 182.7 points, about 18 points less than this posted total.
Yes, the Nuggets are averaging 107.6 points per game overall this season including a whopping 109.7 points at home, and they are coming off of a 126-113 shootout win vs. the Phoenix Suns. Still, the last two times that the Nuggets have played teams that play any defense, they scored just 89 points at Houston and 93 points here at home vs. Detroit, and we have already mentioned their past difficulties scoring against the Spurs, including both games this season where they scored just 80 points here and 91 points at San Antonio.
We actually feel that these clubs will have a tough time reaching 190 points here, let alone going over 200.
Free Pick: Spurs, Nuggets Under 200½