Golden State Warriors vs Denver Nuggets Odds and Prediction
The Golden State Warriors face the Denver Nuggets tonight at the Chase Center in San Francisco, Calif. The Californians, who are considered by many NBA journalists and fans the best team in the league, seek to progress with their winning streak and keep their first position in the Western Conference standings.
On the other side, the Nuggets come to this match after an important win against the LA Clippers and look forward to adding one more win against Californians this week.
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Golden State Warriors vs Denver Nuggets Odds and Prediction: Match Odds
With a 16-2 record, the Warriors have the best home record in the league. Added to it, the eight wins in their last ten matches gave the first position of the Western Conference standings to Stephen Curry and his teammates.
In the opposite side of the court, the Denver Nuggets have a 8-10 record when they play on the road. But, their win on Sunday against the LA Clippers, 5th in the Western Conference standings, might have given the confidence necessary to the Nuggets to try another win on the road, this time against the Warriors.
Money Line: Warriors -286 I Nuggets +210
Spread: Warriors -6.5 (-109) I +6.5 (-109)
Golden State Warriors vs Denver Nuggets Odds and Prediction: Game Analysis
Golden State Warriors
The Warriors have been sensational this season. The 2018 NBA Finals winners are the team with the highest win percentage in the league and currently occupy the first position in the Western Conference standings. It is too early to affirm the Warriors will be in the NBA Finals once again, but the way they play right now definitely gives them the credential to be one of the favorites to win the title this year.
The effectiveness of their defense has been crucial for their success this year. The Californians are the squad who have given fewer points to their opponents in this season, as their rivals have a 101.2 PPG average against them. So far, they are also the second team with the highest number of steals in the league, with 308 steals.
If their defense works as expected, their offense continues to be the trademark of the Californians. The Warriors have the third-highest field goal percentage average in the league, as they have converted 47.2% of their attempts this season. Besides that, they have the fifth-highest points per game average in the league and they have the second-highest number of three points attempts converted in the league.
Stephen Curry has been having another incredible year wearing the Warriors jersey and he is the main player of his team this season. The point guard has an average of 27.9 PPG average, the second-best in the league, and he is the player who has scored the most three-pointers in this season, so far.
Golden State Warriors vs Denver Nuggets Odds and Prediction: Golden State Warriors Injuries
Draymond Green â€“ COVID-19
Damion Lee â€“ COVID-19
Andrew Wiggins â€“ COVID-19
Klay Thompson â€“ Achilles Injury
James Wiseman â€“ Knee Injury
With a 16-16 record, the squad from Colorado look to add more victories to their road record. Playing at home, the Nuggets have a positive record of 8-6. But, the Nuggets have difficulties playing on the road and this is the main factor that explains why they do not occupy a higher position in the Western Conference standings.
Defensively, the Nuggets do not allow their opponents to score many points on them, as their rivals have 106.6 PPG against them. Another good sign coming from the Nuggets defense is the fact the Clippers, their last opponents, did not score more than 105 points something which happened in the nine games before the match against the Californian team.
Offensively, the Nuggets have the ninth-best field goal average in the league, as they have converted 46.2% of their attempts. Additionally, the squad from Colorado was able to score more than 100 points against their opponents in their last nine matches.
Nikola Jokic continues his good form and he is the player with the best numbers in his team. The Serbian has a 25.9 PPG average and he has converted 56.5% of his field goals this season. In addition, he is the second player with the highest rebounds per game average, with 13.8 RPG
Golden State Warriors vs Denver Nuggets Odds and Prediction: Denver Nuggets Injuries
Markus Howard â€“ Knee Injury
Michael Porter Jr. â€“ Back Injury
P.J. Dozier â€“ Knee Injury
Jamal Murray â€“ Knee Injury
Golden State Warriors vs Denver Nuggets Odds and Prediction: Game Prediction
The Warriors and the Nuggets tend to perform an interesting match for NBA fans this Tuesday. A win for the Warriors means the fourth win in a row for Curryâ€™s squad and the maintenance of the first position in the Western Conference standings.
A win for the Nuggets represents their second win in a row on the road, something the team has struggled to accomplish. Even though the Nuggets might come confident for this match, the Warriors seem to be almost unbeaten playing at home and the Californians tend to add one more victory to their incredible record at home.