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Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets - 4/2/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Denver Nuggets at Golden State Warriors
Date & Time Tuesday April 2, 2019, 10:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Oracle Arena
Oakland, California
The Line
The Line: Golden State Warriors -8 -- Over/Under: 221.5
TV Channel
TNT, NSBA
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The Denver Nuggets and Golden State Warriors meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Oracle Arena.

The Denver Nuggets look for a statement victory after splitting their last six games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 110.9 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 106.7 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 20.3 points and 10.9 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 18.2 points and 4.8 assists. Gary Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Millsap is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.7 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have won five of their last eight road games.

The Golden State Warriors look for another win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 117.7 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 111.5 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 27.9 points and 5.3 assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 26.6 points and 6.6 rebounds. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and DeMarcus Cousins is grabbing 7.8 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have split their last eight home games.

The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Warriors are 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 home games, 7-20-1 ATS in their last 28 Tuesday games and 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 1 days rest. The Nuggets are 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Golden State and the home team is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 12-3 in Warriors last 15 overall. The under is 21-7 in Nuggets last 28 overall.

The Golden State Warriors have played inconsistent, uninspired basketball for most of the season, but they're able to turn it on when needed, especially when playing the Denver Nuggets, a team they've beaten by an average of 24 points in the last two games. The winner of this game very well ends up with the top seed in the West and there's little reason to doubt the Warriors when you consider the last two times they've met. The Denver Nuggets are also losing their last five games by an average of 11 points while shooting under 42 percent from the field, and they're just 16-22 ATS on the road. When the Warriors have a reason to play like the Warriors, they usually show up and win comfortably. I expect this to be no different.  

Pick:
Golden State Warriors -8

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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