Golden State Warriors (2-0) at Denver Nuggets (2-0)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets +3.5 -- Over/Under: 231 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Golden State Warriors and Denver Nuggets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Pepsi Center.
The Golden State Warriors look for their second road victory of the season to start 3-0 for the second time in the last four years. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 116 points on 50 percent shooting and allowing 111.5 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 32.5 points and 8.5 rebounds while Stephen Curry is averaging 31.5 points and 8.5 assists. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Draymond Green is grabbing 11 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 91.7 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 50.5 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have split their last 10 road games.
The Denver Nuggets look for a statement home victory to start 3-0 for the first time since 2009-10. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 113 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 94.5 points on 38.8 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 28 points and 10 rebounds while Gary Harris is averaging 19 points and three assists. Jamal Murray is the third double-digit scorer and Will Barton is dishing three assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 28.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 55 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets haven’t lost a regular season home game since March 7.
The Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games, 7-17 ATS in their last 24 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Northwest. The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Pacific, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. The Warriors are 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings, the underdog is 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the road team is 8-3-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
The Golden State Warriors have to have an extra pep in their step after beating the Utah Jazz in a game they had no business winning, and they're catching a Denver Nuggets squad on the end of a back to back. The Nuggets have had success against the Warriors in the past, but this is a bad spot for them schedule wise, and the Warriors are rested and well awake after what just took place Friday night. I'll lay the reasonable chalk here, as there should be a carry over for both clubs.