Planning on watching today’s Warriors and Nuggets game? Catch the action at Ball Arena in Denver, CO, as the Nuggets hosts this showdown at 2:30 ET on ABC. The odds for this Western conference game currently have the Nuggets as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 233.5 points.
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS VS DENVER NUGGETS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Golden State Warriors +7
This game will be played at Ball Arena at 2:30 ET on Monday, December 25th.
WHY BET THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 112-110 in favor of the Warriors.
- Our projections have Stephen Curry finishing with Stephen Curry points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists.
- From the field, we have the Warriors finishing with a field goal percentage of 51.2% and knocking down 15 threes.
Are the Warriors Ready for a Road Win?
Coming into today’s game, the Warriors are 15-14 overall and have won their last five games. They are currently 10th in the Western Conference and are 4th in the Pacific division.
The Warriors have covered the spread successfully in their previous three games and maintain an overall ATS record of 13-15. Golden State has gone 6-11 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 7-4 when playing as underdogs.
The Warriors recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 126 points against the Trail Blazers. This output exceeded their season average of 117.2 points per game. Currently leading the team in scoring is Stephen Curry who comes into today’s matchup averaging 28.3. Klay Thompson also heads into the game with a PPG average of 17.6.
Currently, the Warriors’ defense holds the 20 rank in the NBA, allowing 115.8 points per game.
Opponents are hitting 53.8% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 34.9% of their three-point attempts.
Is A Home Victory Likely for the Favored Nuggets?
With a 21-10 record, the Nuggets are above .500 and will be looking to add to that today vs. the Warriors. When it comes to Western Conference opponents, the Nuggets are 13-8 and have gone 8-2 in non-conference games.
Denver currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 14-16 at this point. On the road, the Nuggets have an ATS record of 7-11, as opposed to a 7-5 record against the spread when playing at home.
In contrast to their season average of 115 points per game, the Nuggets had a below average performance. They scored 102 points against the Hornets and had a field goal percentage of 43.3%. Nikola Jokic is leading the team in scoring at 26.4 points per contest. Michael Porter Jr. has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 16.5 going into the game.
This season, the Nuggets defense has been impressive, holding the 4 position in the league while permitting an average of 110.0 points per contest.
The Nuggets defense is coming off a game in which they held the Hornets offense to just 43.3% shooting. Overall, they gave up 95 points to Charlotte.