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Denver Nuggets vs. Golden St Warriors

February 25, 2024




The Denver Nuggets will travel to San Francisco, California to face the Golden State Warriors at the Chase Center with the game tipping off at 7:00 PM ET on Sunday evening and will air on ESPN and NBC Sports Bay Area.

Denver Nuggets Team Preview

The Denver Nuggets have been one of the best teams in the Western Conference this season as the Nuggets enter this game with the 4th best record in the conference at 38-19 and are on a two-game winning streak following Friday’s 127-112 win on the road against the Portland Trail Blazers. 

The success of Denver this season can be attributed to their defensive play as the Nuggets enter this game allowing the 7th fewest points per game in the league with an average of 110.82 points allowed per game, however, the Nuggets play at a slower pace than the majority of teams in the league which also leads them to be a lower-scoring team as they enter this game averaging 114.23 points per game which is below the league average of 115.55 points per game. 

Nikola Jokic is having another MVP-caliber season as he leads the NBA in rebounds with an average of 12.2 and is in 4th in assists with an average of 9.1 assists per game while also leading the team in scoring with an average of 26 points per game. The Denver Nuggets will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they travel to face the Golden State Warriors.

Golden State Warriors Team Preview

The Golden State Warriors have been a below-average team this season as they enter this matchup in 10th place in the Western Conference with a record of 29-26, however, the Warriors are on a three-game winning streak following a 97-84 win at home against the Charlotte Hornets on Friday. 

Golden State has been one of the highest-scoring teams in the NBA this season as they enter this game averaging the 6th most points per game in the league with an average of 119.89 points per game. Defensively, the Warriors have been below average as they are allowing the 10th most points per game in the NBA with an average of 117.42 points allowed per game. 

Stephen Curry remains one of the best offensive players in the NBA as he leads the NBA in 3-point scoring with 261 3-point shots made and leads the team in scoring with an average of 27.8 points per game. The Golden State Warriors will look to win their 4th game in a row when they host the Denver Nuggets on Sunday evening.

Odds and Series Trends

JustBet has the Denver Nuggets listed as 1.5-point favorites on the road against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday evening. Denver has won seven of the last ten including the previous six games in the series. The teams are 5-5 ATS in the last ten while the Warriors have covered the spread in the last three games in the series. The Denver Nuggets are 24-31-2 ATS overall, 11-18-1 ATS on the road, and 21-26-2 ATS as a favorite this season while the Golden State Warriors are 30-24-1 ATS overall, 13-16-1 ATS at home, and 14-6-1 ATS as an underdog on the year.

Game Pick

Denver enters this game with a better record and has been the better team in the series, winning seven of the last ten including the last six contests. However, the Warriors have been the better team at covering the spread most recently in the series, covering the spread in the last three matchups while also having been the better team at covering the spread this season with a record of 30-24-1 ATS overall and 14-6-1 ATS as an underdog while the Nuggets are 24-31-2 ATS overall and 21-26-2 ATS as a favorite which is why I am buying the .5 point and taking the points with the Golden State Warriors when they host the Denver Nuggets on Sunday evening.

Spooky Express Pick: Golden State Warriors +2