6* Sunday NBA GS/DEN
Golden State vs. Denver,
01/13/2013 20:00 EDT,
Score: 105 - 116
Total: -110/+209 Over
Denver & Golden State over 209
The Denver Nuggets host the Golden State Warriors on Sunday. Denver is coming off a 98-91 win over Cleveland, while Golden State beat Portland on Friday, 103-97.
The Nuggets like to play a faster tempo at the Pepsi Center, and it’s led to the team scoring five more points per game when they’re at home than when they’re on the road. The team has averaged 106.7 points in their last eight home contests, and should be able to continue their scoring pace against a Golden State defense that hasn’t traveled well.
Danilo Gallinari has averaged 21.0 points per game on 48.1 percent shooting over the team’s last four contests. Since returning to the starting lineup, Ty Lawson has averaged 16.8 points and 7.5 assists per game.
Golden State had a couple of hiccups after upsetting the Clippers on January 2nd, but the team got back into triple-digits on the scoreboard against Portland on Friday. Not surprisingly, Stephen Curry has been the team’s offensive catalyst, averaging 21.8 points, 7.3 assists, and 3.5 three-pointers in the month of January.
David Lee has chipped in 18.0 points, and Klay Thompson has added another 17.3 points and 3 triples per game since New Year’s Day.
Denver has played over the total in six of their last seven games against the Pacific Division, while Golden State has played over the total in six of their last seven games after scoring 100 points or more their last time out. Take the OVER.
6* Play on Denver & Golden State over 209