Bet Spurs to Cover ATS as Double Digit Favorites Over Nuggets With Your NBA Picks

Steven Suarez

Friday, April 3, 2015 1:57 PM GMT

Friday, Apr. 3, 2015 1:57 PM GMT

The Spurs have kicked it into high gear at just the right time, and tonight they'll be huge NBA odds-on favorites against the Nuggets. What's the top pick in this one?

Odds Overview
There is still plenty of time in the day for the NBA odds to shift even more, but right now the Spurs seem to be firm 12.5-point favorites at all of the top online sportsbooks.

If it's a total play that you're trying to get in on, you can find the number at 207 currently. That would suggest we'll be in for an up-tempo matchup between these two Western Conference squads.

 

San Antonio Spurs
If you were worried at all about the Spurs when they were struggling to find their best form earlier this season, evidently things are just fine. San Antonio has been one of the NBA's best over the second half of the season, and they enter tonight's game armed with a five-game winning streak.

The Spurs haven't just been beating up on weak teams either, as they've overcome Oklahoma City, Dallas and Memphis along the way. Back in late February they were 34-23, and they've since gone 15-3 to improve to 49-26 on the season. San Antonio has therefore already locked up a playoff spot and can currently be found in sixth place in the Western Conference standings. They still have a chance of overtaking the Los Angeles Clippers for the fifth seed (which would see them play Portland instead of Memphis, if the season ended today), so the Spurs are going to want to win this game.

It's going to be hard to pick against them at home too, as they've gone a very impressive 29-8 on their own court this season. They've gone unbeaten in five straight contests at home and look to be in a great situation to make that six this evening.

Keep the profits alive with these two NBA picks our expert capper selected for you!

Denver Nuggets
Firing Brian Shaw was the right move, there's no doubt about it, as it's been clear he was holding back the Nuggets. The results haven't turned around all that much since he left, but this has been a much more cohesive and competitive bunch since the move.

After a four-game winning streak in early March, Denver has struggled quite a bit recently, going 2-6 over its last eight games overall. Back on Wednesday, the Nuggets ran into the defensive buzzsaw that is the Utah Jazz, and they were held to 84 points in a 14-point road loss. The defeat put Denver at 28-47 overall for the year, which is the 12th-best record in the Western Conference as things stand now.

The Nuggets have been tricky to peg when it comes to who will be playing on any given night, as they haven't been afraid to rest starters here and there, especially on back-to-back sets. We don't have that kind of situation tonight, at least at time of writing, but be sure to keep checking back on the team's statuses throughout the day.

 

NBA Pick
As well as the Spurs are playing, we're not about to fade them.

And, we've mentioned in the past that we don't mind these huge spreads when it comes to San Antonio, as they're one of the few teams in the NBA that have the depth to not only sustain leads but increase them. The Spurs are one of the deepest teams out there, and we like their second (and third) units to keep the pressure on throughout.

There's no doubt Denver has been more competitive since they let Brian Shaw go, but San Antonio has reached another gear and looks like they're firing on all cylinders ahead of the playoffs. Eager to keep the momentum going, we look for the Spurs to put on another show on their way to the blowout win and ATS cover for our NBA picks.

NBA Pick: San Antonio Spurs -12.5 at The Greek

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