Golden State Warriors Travel to Denver to Face the Nuggets
Golden State is trying everything it can to get to the top of the Western Conference. However, the Phoenix Suns are about seven games ahead of them. Still, getting a win over the Denver Nuggets would be a step in the right direction for the Warriors.
It won’t be easy, though, as Golden State is still missing players. Can they take down Jokic without Draymond Green?
The Denver Nuggets are doing their best to move past the Dallas Mavericks in the West. Unfortunately, they’ve had some uncharacteristic losses lately. Set to face Golden State, the Nuggets need to find a way to pull off a big win here.
Defense will be the name of the game as they try to slow down Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. So, who should you take in this one?
Game Preview: Golden State Warriors at Denver Nuggets March 7th
The Warriors have one of the best offenses in the NBA, along with a strong defense. However, they come in at a massive disadvantage since they’re missing Draymond Green and James Wiseman.
Without these two, they’ll have to rely on Kevon Looney to guard Nikola Jokick on Monday night. Unfortunately for the Warriors, this is a massive mismatch at the center position.
Nikola Jokic should be able to have a strong night against the Warriors. The real question is, how will the Nuggets defense do against Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.
On average, the Nuggets allow just 107.79 points per game, ranking 12th in the NBA. If they can find a way to limit open looks, the Nuggets could be in good shape. Still, that’s a very tough task to take on.
Golden State Warriors at Denver Nuggets Betting Prediction
The last match between these two teams ended as a very close game. The Nuggets came in as five-point underdogs and won the game, 117-116.
With Golden State not covering the spread, the points spread should be smaller this time. There’s also a chance that the Nuggets come in favored due to all the injuries dealt to Golden State. This is something to keep an eye on.
If the Nuggets come in favored, it’ll be by a small margin. We think, between these two teams, the Nuggets are the better bet here. They have a great defense and a mismatch on offense.
If Denver can take advantage of this mismatch, they’ll win the game and cover the spread. We also trust that they can find a way to limit the open looks for Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.
In regards to the total, these teams often go under when playing each other. In their last ten games, the total has gone under seven out of ten times. Since Golden State is missing a few players, the total is more likely to go under this time too.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.