Denver Nuggets (17-15) at Golden State Warriors (26-6)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 8:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -10 -- Over/Under: 219.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Denver Nuggets and Golden State Warriors meet Saturday in NBA action at the Oracle Arena.
The Denver Nuggets look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 107.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 107.3 points on 48.1 percent shooting. Gary Harris is averaging 16.1 points and 3.3 assists while Nikola Jokic is averaging 15.5 points and 10.4 rebounds. Jamal Murray is the third double-digit scorer and Will Barton is dishing 3.7 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have split their last six road games.
The Golden State Warriors look to keep the ball rolling while building on their 11-game winning streak. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 116.2 points on 51 percent shooting and allowing 105.3 points on 43 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 26.3 points and 7.2 rebounds while Klay Thompson is averaging 21 points and 2.6 assists. Draymond Green is the third double-digit scorer and David West is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 39.8 percent from beyond the arc and 81.2 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have won their last four home games.
The Nuggets are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 0 days rest, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Warriors are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games. The Nuggets are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Golden State, 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the over is 36-17 in the last 53 meetings.
The Golden State Warriors are slowly starting to get healthy and the Nuggets continue to struggle on the road and are being outscored by over five points on the season. The Golden State Warriors are also 4-0 ATS this season when favored by exactly 10 points. With both teams on the end of a back to back, I'm going to side with the home team by double digits.