Warriors vs. Nuggets - 1/2/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (12-21) at Golden State Warriors (30-2)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ALT, CSNB
The Denver Nuggets and Golden State Warriors play Saturday night at the Oracle Arena.
The Denver Nuggets could use a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 98.9 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 103.8 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Will Barton is averaging 16.7 points and 2.5 assists while Kenneth Faried is averaging 12.6 points and 8.9 rebounds. Gary Harris is dishing 1.9 assists and Emmanuel Mudiay is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Nuggets are allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.8 turnovers per game. The Denver Nuggets have lost six of their last 10 road games. Danilo Gallinari and Jusuf Nurkic are questionable.
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The Golden State Warriors look to build on their historic 30-2 start to the season. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 114.1 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 102 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Klay Thompson is averaging 19.9 points and 3.6 rebounds while Draymond Green is averaging 14.6 points and 7.2 assists. Andre Iguodala is grabbing 4.4 rebounds and Shaun Livingston is dishing 2.8 assists. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 42.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Warriors are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.7 turnovers per game. The Golden State Warriors haven’t lost a regular season home game since January 27th. Festus Ezeli, Harrison Barnes, Stephen Curry and Leandro Barbosa are questionable.
The Nuggets are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Warriors are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 games overall. The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Golden State.
The Golden State Warriors don't lose at home and usually don't allow teams to even compete with them. The Nuggets don't play the style of ball to keep up. Assuming Golden State is healthy again, this will be a blowout.