Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets - 1/19/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (18-22) at Golden State Warriors (32-6)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 19, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -14 -- Over/Under: 218 See the Latest Odds
The Denver Nuggets travel to the Oracle Arena to take on the league-best Golden State Warriors tonight.
The Denver Nuggets will be looking to avoid a third straight loss after falling to the lowly Timberwolves by 113-105 on Saturday. Ty Lawson led the way with 22 points and seven assists while Jameer Nelson added 16 points and four assists in just 19 minutes off the bench, but the Nuggets were just lousy on defense, allowing the Wolves to shoot 53.8 percent as a team which includes a career-high 31 points from Andrew Wiggins. With the loss, Denver drops to 18-22 on the season and 12-9 at home where they had won three straight before Saturday.
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Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors were able to bounce back from an ugly loss to the Thunder on Friday with a 131-106 win against the Rockets on Saturday. Stephen Curry led the way with 27 points and 11 assists, Klay Thompson added 27 points with five blocks while David Lee added 18 points as the Warriors blew open a close game with a 38-21 third quarter and stormed their way to yet another impressive win. Golden State is now 32-6 on the season and 15-5 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Nuggets are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four games against a team with a winning record and 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight games overall, while the Warriors are 6-1-1 ATS in their last eight games following a win of more than 10 points and 20-6-1 ATS in their last 27 home games.
Head to head, the Nuggets are 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall but the road team is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings.
This seems like too many points to be giving to the Nuggets, but then again, the Warriors have been absolute beasts ATS when playing in their own building, so I'm just going to stick with my gut and take the Warriors in this one.