Warriors vs. Nuggets Pick
Oddsmakers at sports book Bovada.lv have made the Warriors a 9.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is 229 points.
Golden State enters with a 6-3 record after a 112-92 victory at San Antonio, its second straight win. Denver is 5-4 following a 95-94 home win over the Heat. The Warriors won two of three meetings straight up last season, while the Nuggets were 2-1 ATS. The total went over all three games.
In Thursday's win at the Spurs, Klay Thompson led the way with 27 points. Kevin Durant tallied 24 poins, eight rebounds, five assists and three blocked shots. Golden State trailed by five at halftime, but outscored the hosts 62-37 after the break.
Denver was paced by Paul Millsap as he recorded 27 points, nine rebounds, five assists and two steals in the win over Miami. Nikola Jokic contributed 19 points, 14 rebounds and four steals. Emmanuel Mudiay added 12 points and four assists off the bench.
The Warriors are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings in Denver. The over is 6-0 ni the last six meetings in Denver.
Once the Warriors start to get rolling, they're an extremely difficult bunch to slow down. Denver's thin air and playoff hopeful roster might be enough to do that on a regular night, but when the Warriors have a day of rest and the Nuggets are playing their second grueling game in as many nights it makes it dffierent. Expect a big showing from Steph Curry, Durant, Thompson and company as they go for their third decisive win in a row.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS -9.5