Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets - 4/10/14
Denver Nuggets (33-44) at Golden State Warriors (48-29)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -12 -- Over/Under: 213.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TNT, CSN-BA+
The Denver Nuggets and Golden State Warriors will play their third of four scheduled meetings this season on Thursday. The season is currently split at one game apiece.
The Nuggets are trying their best to play spoiler, but have lost seven of their last 10 games. However, the Nuggets are coming off a 123-116 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday. On the season, the Nuggets average 104.1 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allow 106.4 points on 45.6 percent shooting. The Nuggets have allowed 11 of their last 12 opponents to top 100 points, while Kenneth Faried is shooting 56.3 percent from the field in his last five games. The Denver Nuggets are 37-40 ATS overall and 20-19 ATS on the road.
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The Warriors can get one step closer towards clinching a playoff berth with a win over the Nuggets. Golden State has won seven of its last 10 games. On the season, the Warriors average 103.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allow 98.8 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Klay Thompson is shooting 52.8 percent from three in his last five games and has scored above 20 points in three of his last four games. The Warriors have scored 100-plus points in seven of their last 10 games. The Golden State Warriors are 37-37-3 ATS overall and 18-19-2 ATS at home.
The Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Warriors are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Northwest. The Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Golden State and 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Nuggets are getting too many points in this matchup. While Denver hasn't been great this season and gives up a ton of points, the Nuggets can do their fare share of scoring to keep up with the Warriors. After all, the Nuggets have either won or lost by single-digits in their last four meetings vs. the Warriors.
Give me Denver and the truckload of points.