Both the Warriors and Nuggets are 3-3 on the season, but Golden State is actually classified as an underdog at home for this matchup. Let's try and find where the best NBA betting value lies for tonight’s game.
Nuggets vs. Warriors
Coming in, the Nuggets are 4-2 ATS and the Warriors are
Denver is the 2 point odds favorite for this game, while the
total ranges from 201 to 202. The UNDER is 3-3 for Golden State and 4-2 for
It's been a young season of runs for the Nuggets, as they've
followed a three-game losing streak with three straight victories heading into
Denver opened on the road and fell to the Philadelphia
76ers, Orlando Magic and Miami Heat, but have bounced back extremely well with
wins over the Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets and Utah Jazz, two of which were
by double digits.
Last night the Nuggets smoked Utah 104-84 in Denver. The
outcome was pretty much decided after the first half, after Denver used a big
second quarter to take a 16-point lead.
Kenneth Faried and Kosta Koufos both had double-doubles, and
Andre Iguodala had 15 points and seven boards. Corey Brewer came up big running
with the second unit, nailing five threes en-route to 20 points in just over 20
minutes of action.
The Nuggets have covered in four straight games. Will they
make it five in a row with a triumph over the Warriors in California?
Golden State Warriors
The inconsistency continued for
the Warriors last night. They were destroyed 101-77 by the Los Angeles Lakers
and have now alternated wins and losses through their first six games.
The up-and-down nature has been
there for people making their sports picks too. In all, at least the Warriors
are up money at 3-2-1 ATS on the year.
Golden State had no chance against
the Lakers, even though they had just fired Mike Brown earlier in the day. The
Warriors hung around for the most part in the second half but were then
demolished in he second 24 minutes.
Shooting just 33.7 percent from
the field, Golden State was off all night Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and
David lee were the only three players to hit double figures in the loss. Lee
added 12 boards.
Obviously, losing Andrew Bogut for
at least another week is going to be tough to handle. Festus Ezeli has moved
into the starting lineup, but he's still too raw to be a reliable contributor
in the NBA. Expect Carl Landry to continue to get more minutes going forward,
but it's still not the same. The Warriors will be missing Bogut big time.
Well, this is the third straight Golden State game that
we've covered. Can we make it three out of three?
This is the trickiest of them all though. We like this
Warriors team, but the Nuggets are really playing good ball right now and are
going to be a hard team to fade.
So, we'll go a different direction and place our sports
picks on the total. Both teams love to get up and down the court in a hurry and
the pace of this one is likely to be frenzied. Moreover, there will be a ton of
great shooters on the court, including Curry, Thompson and Danilo Gallinari.
Therefore, we're adding the OVER to our collection of plays.
NBA Picks: OVER