Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets 10/16/14 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, Prediction
Denver Nuggets at Golden State Warriors
Thursday October 16
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The Denver Nuggets and Golden State Warriors will play a Thursday preseason game at the Wells Fargo Arena.
The Denver Nuggets are 1-3 in the preseason and all three of their losses have come on the road. Kenneth Faried looks to be in regular season form as he’s picked up right where he left up in FIBA play, simply scoring at will and controlling the glass in limited minutes. Danilo Gallinari is coming off his best preseason game where he scored 17 points in 14 minutes against the Phoenix Suns. Timofey Mozgov has been the most consistent Denver player throughout the preseason and if he can keep it up, he’s likely going to see the most minutes he’s ever had in his career. Rookie Gary Harris has also shown promise at times and looks like he has the potential to be a steal for the Nuggets. Overall, despite the results, the Denver Nuggets have found some depth in their first few games that they hope can hold up.
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The Golden State Warriors are 3-0 in the preseason and have shot better than 48 percent from the field in every contest. Stephen Curry has scored 45 points in his last two games and David Lee has scored in the double figures in all three games. The Warriors have pretty much been what they are in the regular season, a shooting machine that doesn’t miss much, and that’s even with Steve Kerr is their new head coach. Harrison Barnes, who needs to step his game up in his third year, is even a solid 9-20 from the field and is being a lot more active on the defensive end. Shaun Livingston will miss a couple of weeks due to a toe injury. Overall, Golden State fans have to be pleased with what they’ve seen from their team so far in the preseason.
I hate laying a decent sized number in a preseason game but the Golden State Warriors have given me no reason to fade them at this point. Keep riding Golden State until it stops paying.