Golden State Warriors vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, Pick and Preview, October 21 (10/21): NBA

Golden State Warriors vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, Pick and Preview, October 21 (10/21): NBA

 

Odds

Time 10:00 p.m. EST
Nuggets money line +170
Nuggets spread +4.5 (-110)
Warriors money line -200
Warriors spread -4.5 (-110)
Over / under 229.5

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Denver Nuggets Golden State Warriors
Record 0-1 1-0
Road / home record 0-1 1-0
Streak    
Points per game 102.00 123.00
Points allowed per game 123.00 109.00
Rebounds per game 35.00 48.00
Rebounds allowed per game 43.00 48.00
Over / under record 0-1 1-0
 

Preview

The Denver Nuggets travel to San Francisco to take on the defending champions the Golden State Warriors at the Chase Center on Friday night. These teams met 9 times last season and Warriors led 5-4 and lost twice at home.  

 

Denver Nuggets

The Nuggets got destroyed in their season opener 123-102 against the Utah Jazz and were dominated by the Warriors in the playoffs losing 4-1. They were 25-16 on the road last season with a 48-34 record ranking second in the Northwest. Denver was sixth in the Western Conference with 48.7 points per game in the paint led by Nikola Jokic averaging 15.6.

Nikola Jokic was scoring 26.5 points per game and averaging 13.6 rebounds for the Nuggets. Nah'Shon Hyland is averaging 16.0 points and 3.2 rebounds over the last 10 games for Denver.

In their last 10 games, the Nuggets are 3-7, averaging 118.4 points, 43.2 rebounds, 30.1 assists, 6.2 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 51.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.8 points per game.

The team will have Murray back with the team as well as Michael Porter although Murray is questionable for this game. 

Golden State Warriors

The Warriors had a hell of a season last year beating 4-2 the Boston Celtics in the Finals to become Champions and started great this one beating the Lakers 123-109. They had a 53-29 record overall ranking second in the Pacific last season. The Warriors were 33-19 against conference opponents. Golden State were eighth in the Western Conference with 9.8 offensive rebounds per game led by Kevon Looney averaging 2.6.

Stephen Curry averaged 25.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 6.3 assists for the Warriors. Jordan Poole is averaging 4.4 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Golden State.

In their last 10 games the Warriors are 7-3, averaging 108.7 points, 46.4 rebounds, 25.9 assists, 6.4 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 46.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.1 points.

The team will remain with the same players for this season but there are some concerns about the Draymond Green and Jordan Poole fight that could affect the team's performance.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Denver are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against Golden State.

Denver are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against Golden State.

Denver are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road.

Denver are 4-13 SU in their last 17 games when playing on the road against Golden State.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Golden State's last 6 games.

Golden State are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games against Denver.

Golden State are 14-1 SU in their last 15 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Nuggets were awful in their 1st game of the season as they were outscored 123-102 against Utah and were dominated by the Warriors in the last season playoffs. On the other hand, the Warriors looked like they supposed to look, like Champions as they dominated the Lakers at home. Murray is questionable for this game so I think they'll be cautious about him while the Warriors are full healthy and are at home again. I'm going with the Warriors.

PICK: Warriors -4.5 (-110)

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