Denver Nuggets vs. Golden State Warriors - 4/16/14
Golden State Warriors (50-31) at Denver Nuggets (36-44)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 10:30 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, ALT
The Golden State Warriors and Denver Nuggets will play Wednesday to finish up the regular season. This is the fourth meeting between the two teams, and the Nuggets lead the series 2-1.
The Warriors head into this matchup looking to lockup the sixth seed in the West and have won five of their last eight games. On the season, the Warriors average 104.1 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allow 99.3 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Stephen Curry continues to take his game to another level, as he’s shooting 54.2 percent from the field and averaging 32.8 points in his last five games. The Warriors have won 17 of their last 18 games when scoring 100 or more points. The Golden State Warriors are 40-38-3 ATS overall and 21-18-1 ATS on the road.
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The Nuggets have been playing some prideful basketball this month, winning four of their last seven games. On the season, the Nuggets average 104.3 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allow 106.3 points on 45.6 percent shooting. The Nuggets have won their last three home games, a place where they average 105.8 points. Kenneth Faried is shooting 53 percent from the field and averaging 20.4 points in his last five games. While it isn’t often the Nuggets hold teams under 100 points, they are 7-2 SU in their last nine when holding their opponent under 100 points. The Denver Nuggets are 39-41 ATS overall and 18-22 ATS at home.
The Warriors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. The Nuggets are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The Warriors are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Denver, while the underdog is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
The Warriors look like they're going to rest their starters, which didn't matter the last time these two teams met. The Nuggets have shown pride over the last week or so, and without Curry and company, Denver should win by double digits.