Nuggets vs. Spurs NBA Preview (3/15/24): Odds, Lineups & Injuries

Written By Editorial Team on March 15, 2024 - Last Updated on March 19, 2024
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Nuggets vs. Spurs Preview

The Denver Nuggets travel to take on the San Antonio Spurs in a Western Conference faceoff at 8:30 p.m. ET on Friday at Frost Bank Center. This NBA game is not nationally televised.

Nuggets vs. Spurs pregame odds

According to the latest NBA odds, the Nuggets are road favorites for tonight’s game with the Spurs. This will be the second meeting of the season for the two teams. Denver came out on top at home in the first one by a score of 132-120, covering the spread as a -10.5 favorite. The total went over the line of 229.5 points. Current odds for Friday’s game at Massachusetts sports betting apps are as follows:

  • DraftKings: Spurs +10.5, over/under 222.5
  • FanDuel: Spurs +10.5, over/under 222.0
  • Caesars: Spurs +10.5, over/under 222.5
  • BetMGM: Spurs +10.5, over/under 222.5

Odds are subject to change and vary between sportsbooks for the Nuggets vs. Spurs. 

Nuggets vs. Spurs projected starting lineups (3/15/24)

Nuggets starting lineup

PG: Jamal Murray
SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
SF: Michael Porter
PF: Aaron Gordon
C: Nikola Jokic

Spurs starting lineup

PG: Tre Jones
SG: Devin Vassell
SF: Julian Champagnie
PF: Jeremy Sochan
C: Victor Wembanyama

Projected starting lineups & injuries for each team are provided by Sportsdata.

Nuggets vs. Spurs injuries for tonight’s game

Neither team has to deal with major injuries ahead of Friday’s game. For the Nuggets, only forward Vlatko Cancar is out for tonight’s game with a knee injury. As for the Spurs, forward Cedi Osman is out with an ankle injury, and center Charles Bassey is out for the season with a knee injury.

Team standings & stats for tonight’s game

Denver Nuggets team stats ahead of tonight’s game

The Nuggets are 46-20, which is tied for the best record in the Western Conference. They’re 9-1 over their last 10 games and riding a four-game winning streak. Last time out, they picked up a 100-88 road win over the Miami Heat. Michael Porter topped the team in scoring with 25 points. Below are the Nuggets’ team stats on the season:

  • Points per game: 114.8 (15th)
  • Points allowed per game: 110.3 (7th)
  • Rebounds per game: 44.2 (9th)
  • Assists per game: 29.2 (4th)
  • FG%: 49.5 (4th)
  • 3PT%: 36.9 (14th)

San Antonio Spurs team stats ahead of tonight’s game

The Spurs enter at 14-52. They’re in last place in the Western Conference standings and have been eliminated from playoff contention. San Antonio is 3-7 over the last 10 games after having lost two straight — most recently falling at home to the Houston Rockets by a score of 103-101. Tre Jones led the team with 24 points. Here are the Spurs’ key team stats for the season to date.

  • Points per game: 112.3 (22nd)
  • Points allowed per game: 119.9 (25th)
  • Rebounds per game: 43.5 (18th)
  • Assists per game: 29.8 (2nd)
  • FG%: 46.3 (24th)
  • 3PT%: 35.1 (27th)

Player stats for Nuggets vs. Spurs on March 15

Denver Nuggets leaders ahead of tonight’s game

Michael Porter Jr. led the Nuggets with 25 points in their win over the Miami Heat on Wednesday. Aaron Gordon added 16 while Jamal Murray chipped in with 14. Here are Denver’s top five players based on the team’s last outing:

  • Michael Porter Jr. (SF): 25 PTS, 7 RBS, 0 ASTS
  • Aaron Gordon (PF): 16 PTS, 8 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Jamal Murray (PG): 12 PTS, 2 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Nikola Jokic (C): 12 PTS, 14 RBS, 6 ASTS
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (SG): 9 PTS, 1 RB, 2 ASTS
  • Reggie Jackson (PG): 9 PTS, 1 RB, 2 ASTS

Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray lead the Nuggets as one of the top duos in the NBA. The consistent contributions of Michael Porter Jr. have Denver tied for the top spot in the Western Conference. After getting the win over the Spurs and losing to the Dallas Mavericks, Denver travels to play the Minnesota Timberwolves. Here are the Nuggets’ season leaders heading into tonight’s game:

  • Nikola Jokic (C): 26.0 PPG, 12.3 RPG, 9.2 APG
  • Jamal Murray (PG): 21.0 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 6.6 APG
  • Michael Porter Jr. (SF): 16.7 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 1.5 APG
  • Aaron Gordon (PF): 13.9 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 3.2 APG
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (SG): 10.1 PPG, 2.4 RPG, 2.4 APG

San Antonio Spurs leaders ahead of tonight’s game

Tre Jones and Jeremy Sochan led the Spurs in a losing effort on Tuesday night to the Houston Rockets. Jones finished with 24 points while Sochan added 21. Here are San Antonio’s leaders from the narrow loss to Houston:

  • Tre Jones (PG): 24 PTS, 3 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Jeremy Sochan (F): 21 PTS, 6 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Victor Webanyama (C): 13 PTS, 10 RBS, 6 ASTS
  • Julian Champagnie (F): 10 PTS, 3 RBS, 1 AST
  • Zach Collins (PF): 7 PTS, 2 RBS, 1 AST

Victor Wembanyama is one of the most exciting and best young players in the NBA. The rookie center continues leading the Spurs, despite San Antonio’s tough season thus far. Despite losing to the Nuggets, the Spurs have a chance for a two-game winning streak when they host the Dallas Mavericks. Here are the Spurs’ five leading players this season:

  • Victor Webanyama (C): 20.7 PPG, 10.3 RPG, 3.5 APG
  • Devin Vassell (SG): 19.2 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 4.0 APG
  • Keldon Johnson (SF): 16.0 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 2.9 APG
  • Jeremy Sochan (F): 11.6 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 3.4 APG
  • Zach Collins (PF): 11.3 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 2.9 APG
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