Denver Nuggets vs. Golden State Warriors Picks

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Denver Nuggets
vs.
Golden State Warriors

Date/Time: November 29th, 10:30 pm EST

Television: TNT

Basketball Odds from BetDSI

Point Spread: Denver -2

Total: 198.5

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NBA Betting Trends

Denver Nuggets

  • The total has gone OVER in 16 of Denver’s last 21 games when playing on the road against Golden State
  • Denver is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing Golden State
  • Denver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver’s last 6 games on the road

Golden State Warriors

  • Golden State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Denver
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Golden State’s last 5 games when playing Denver
  • The total has gone OVER in 16 of Golden State’s last 21 games when playing at home against Denver
  • Golden State is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Denver

 

NBA – November 29th

A pair of teams from the Western Conference are going to meet for the second time a span of just six days in NBA betting action, as the Denver Nuggets take on the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena.

Denver has been a poor road team this year, going just 4-6 SU and 6-4 ATS. The team is flying up and down the court, but there are still some major problems holding the team back from its full potential. As a team, the Nuggets shoot just 66.6 percent from the foul line, and that number is below 65 percent on the road. The problem comes with all of the bigs on the team, especially F Kenneth Faried and C JaVale McGee. OF course, G Ty Lawson isn’t going to ultimately shoot just 58.8 percent from the charity stripe, and G Andre Iguodala won’t shoot 65.9 percent either. Rebounding hasn’t been a problem for the team though, as it is a +7 on the glass on average. Iguodala is pulling down 6.1 boards per game, while F Danilo Gallinari is good for 6.0 rebounds per game. Add that to the big men, Faried, McGee, and Kosta Koufos, and you’ve got a pretty darn special lineup that just isn’t allowing all that much in the way of rebounds to the opposition.

Head Coach Mark Jackson has to be proud of his team thus far this year at 8-6 through 14 games. This is just the seventh home game of the year for the Warriors as well, so there is definitely a chance to really improve. The squad has played four of its last six on the road, and it has gone 4-2 ATS in that stretch. This is going to be the first game that the team has played after four straight off days as well, and that has to feel good for a team that loves to run. The team is badly undersized outside of F David Lee, though F Carl Landry and F Harrison Barnes are both athletic freaks who make up for their lack of size with speed and lankiness. The top five scorers on this team, led by G Stephen Curry, are all averaging double figures in scoring per game, and the top four are all good for at least 14.8 points per game. The bench is a bit thinned out with C Andrew Bogut out of the fold for probably the next month or so, but t’s a problem that the Warriors have been dealing with for quite some time.

Prediction:

When these teams met a few nights ago in Denver, we got what amounted to be the expected result. The bad news for Golden State? It actually won the battle on the boards in that game, something that we just don’t figure has any chance of happening this time around. Go with the Nuggs to get the job done on the road once again on Thursday night. Nuggets 102 – Warriors 97

Adam Markowitz

Adam Markowitz

is a staff writer living in the Orlando area. He has covered NFL, MLB, college football, CFL, AFL, NBA, college basketball, NASCAR, golf, tennis, and the NHL for a number of various outlets in his career, and he has been published by a number of different media outlets, including the Orlando Sentinel and the Wall Street Journal.

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