Denver Nuggets vs. Golden State Warriors - 12/23/13
Golden State Warriors (15-13) at Denver Nuggets (14-12)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 23, 2013 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets -2.5 -- Over/Under: 208.5 See the Latest Odds
The stumbling Denver Nuggets return home to take on the Golden State Warriors at the Pepsi Center.
With three losses in their last five outings, the Warriors have been in a bit of a slump but they were able to gain a bit of momentum on Saturday by blowing past the depleted Lakers by 102-83. David Lee led the way with 19 points and 10 rebounds while Andrew Bogut added 12 points and a season-high 20 rebounds to help the Warriors win an easy one after falling painfully short against the Spurs on Thursday. The Warriors will be happy that they got the big win, but it's hard to get too excited about beating a Lakers outfit playing without players like Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and all three point guards.
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Meanwhile, the Nuggets have lost four of their last five and will be looking to put a halt to a three-game skid after getting blown out by the Clippers to the score of 112-91 on Saturday. Wilson Chandler led the team with 19 points while Ty Lawson added 13, but the Nuggets fell behind early and never even took the lead as the Clippers outscored them in every quarter. To make matters worse, Kenneth Faried rolled his ankle early in the first quarter and didn't return which leaves his status for tonight's game under an injury cloud. With the loss, Denver drop to 14-12 on the season and 7-7 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Warriors are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last five road games, while the Nuggets are 1-5 ATS in their last six home games and 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall.
Head to head, the Warriors are a perfect 6-0 ATS in the last six meetings and the Under is 5-2 in the last seven in Denver.