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Denver Nuggets vs. Golden State Warriors - 1/15/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Golden State Warriors at Denver Nuggets
Date & Time Tuesday January 15, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Pepsi Center
The Line
The Line: Denver +1 -- Over/Under 227.5
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The Golden State Warriors and the Denver Nuggets duke it out at the Pepsi Center on Tuesday night.

The Golden State Warriors have been on a nice run lately as they’ve won six of their last seven games and they will be gunning for a fifth straight victory after taking down the Mavericks in a 119-114 road win on Sunday. Stephen Curry drained an impressive 11 3-pointers to lead the team with 48 points and five assists, Kevin Durant added 28 points, seven rebounds and five assists while Klay Thompson chipped in with 16 points. As a team, the Warriors shot 45 percent from the field and 19 of 45 from the 3-point line as they ran their offense through Curry who reminded the league that he’s looking for another MVP award. With the win, Golden State improved to 29-14 overall and 12-8 on the road.

Meanwhile, the Denver Nuggets have been in great form as they’ve won eight of their last 10 games and they will be looking to stay hot after sneaking past the Trailblazers in a 116-113 home win on Sunday. Nikola Jokic led the way with a season-high 40 points with 10 rebounds and eight assists, Jamal Murray added 24 points while Malik Beasley chipped in with 13 points and three assists. As a team, the Nuggets shot a healthy 55 percent from the field and nine of 22 from the 3-point line as they escaped with the narrow win in a game that was tied with 1:08 left on the clock. With the win, Denver improved to 29-13 overall and 18-3 at home where they are currently riding a 12-game win streak.

Looking at the betting trends, the Warriors are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games against a team above .600, 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Nuggets are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 home games, 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record but a healthy 6-2 ATS in their last eight games against a team above .600.

Head to head, the over is 11-3 in the last 14 meetings and the Warriors are 0-3-1 ATS in the last four meetings overall.

These two teams have already met once this season and it was the Nuggets who won by 100-98 back on Oct 21. The Nuggets are only starting to get back to full health with Paul Millsap now back in the lineup, but this figures to be another close encounter with the top seed in the Western Conference up for grabs. The Warriors have been on a tear lately, especially Curry who just made 11 3-pointers but they’re just 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games against teams above .600. With that being said, I’m sticking with the Nuggets to keep their hot streak going at home with another statement win here.

Denver +1
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