Following Wednesday’s slate of 12 games in the NBA, we have just two on Thursday, March 10, but both are intriguing. Let’s check out the Western Conference clash between the Golden State Warriors and Denver Nuggets. Michael Malone’s team is hosting Golden State at Ball Arena in Denver and here you can read the best Warriors vs. Nuggets betting pick and odds.
The Nuggets are looking to sweep the season series as they beat the Warriors in each of three games so far, including a couple of nights ago when it was 131-124 at Ball Arena. According to Bet US Sportsbook, the Warriors are -3.5 favorites, while the total is set at 220.5 points for this Thursday’s encounter.
Warriors finally snapped a losing streak
The Golden State Warriors finally ended their longest losing run of the campaign as they beat the Los Angeles Clippers 112-97 at home and avoided the sixth consecutive defeat. Following four straight games in which they failed to cover, the Warriors managed to cover in the last two. In this win, Steve Kerr’s side covered a -6 spread.
Golden State had three players with 20+ points. Jonathan Kuminga led the bunch with 21 points, six rebounds, and six assists. Jordan Poole (20 PTS, 4 AST, and 2 STL), Klay Thompson (20 PTS, 5 REB, and 2 BLK), Stephen Curry (15 PTS, 5 REB, 5 AST, and 3 STL), and Andrew Wiggins (14 PTS, 11 REB, and 3 BLK) also played a key role in this win.
Nuggets keep rolling
The Denver Nuggets didn’t turn back after a surprising home loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, which snapped their six-game winning streak. They connected three victories after that defeat, including a 131-124 home W over the Golden State Warriors. The Nuggets didn’t cover a -8.5 spread against the shorthanded Warriors, but they managed to cover in six of the last ten.
The reigning MVP Nikola Jokic ran the show against the Warriors with another triple-double of 32 points, 15 rebounds, and 13 assists. Jeff Green (18 PTS and 5 REB), Monte Morris (18 PTS, 7 AST, and 5 REB), and Davon Reed (17 PTS) helped the Joker and the Nuggets to grab this victory.
- 2-5-1 ATS in the last eight road games
- 2-6-2 ATS in the last ten games as a road favorite
- 3-10-1 ATS in the last 14 games overall
- 9-4 ATS in the last 13 games overall
- 8-3 ATS in the last 11 Thursday games
- 4-0 ATS in the last four games as an underdog
Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets Pick
I know that the Nuggets will be playing the second of back-to-back games after facing the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, but I believe they have more than enough in the tank to take on the Warriors on Thursday.
Nikola Jokic dominated in all three H2H duels this season, and I am backing him to have another big game on Thursday. He cannot be guarded, and Golden State doesn’t have a big guy who could step up and even try limiting the Joker. Kevon Looney is not that caliber.
Pick: Take the Denver Nuggets +3.5 at -110
I was surprised by the result of the most recent H2H. Well, not with the outcome, but with the total. I didn’t expect such a good shooting game from the Warriors, who were without Curry, Thompson, and Wiggins and still scored 124 points! Now, with all three back in the lineup, I can only imagine what the Warriors can do on offense.
Denver is having its best period of the campaign, especially on the offensive end. The Nuggets are 19-12 O/U at home thus far, while three of their last four games went Over. On the other side, eight of the Warriors’ previous ten games went Over.
Pick: Go Over 220.5 points at -110