High Altitude NBA Betting Matchup as Spurs battle Denver

November 30, 2010 NBA Basketball

NBA betting on Saturday includes a matchup in Denver between the Nuggets and San Antonio Spurs.

This is an important game for both teams as they fight to improve their seeding in the Western Conference.  The Nuggets are favored at home in basketball betting in this game that can be seen on NBA-TV.

NBA betting favors the Nuggets in this situation.  The Spurs had to play last night at home vs. Memphis and now they travel to Denver.  Going into Denver is never easy and when a team is playing with no rest it is even more difficult.  It doesn’t help the Spurs that they have lost six of the last ten both straight up and against the spread vs. the Nuggets.  Denver has won two of the three meetings this season but the strange part is that the road team has won each game.  The Spurs won 111-92 at Denver last month while Denver won 103-89 and 106-99 at San Antonio earlier this season.  All three of those games went under the total.

San Antonio is just 19-20 vs. the basketball betting odds on the road this season. The Spurs have been solid at home vs. the number but on the road they have tended to struggle.  It will not be easy at Denver although the Nuggets have been overvalued at home many times this season.  The Spurs recently got Tony Parker back into the starting lineup and he is big part of their team.  San Antonio held it together pretty well while he was out but to win in the playoffs they need a healthy Parker playing every night. The Spurs are solid on defense but they can still struggle at time to score points.

Denver is the opposite of San Antonio as they score a lot of points but don’t play much defense. The Nuggets are led by Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups.  The Nuggets have been a high scoring team at home and they have gone over the total more in home games. On the road they have been more of a team that goes under the total in NBA betting.

This matchup is important since Denver is still trying to get the #2 overall seed in the Western Conference while the Spurs would also like to improve their position.  They are in a battle with Oklahoma City and Portland for the 6th spot in the West.

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