BEST ODDS TO BET ON:
- Underdogs: Nuggets +3.5 (-110)
- Nuggets vs. Warriors Over/Under: 221 points
Other than their 107-119 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on March 2, the Nuggets nearly had a perfect stretch by winning nine of their last 10 contests. Denver is both 3-7 ATS and O/U in its last 10 games but is 4-0 ATS in its last four games as an underdog.
Golden State snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the Los Angeles Clippers, 112-97, in a game where rookie Jonathan Kuminga led the team with 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting along with six rebounds and six assists. The Warriors actually lost seven of their last 10 contests but will get the boost after All Stars Stephen Curry and Andrew Wiggins, as well as the comebacking Klay Thompson are back in harness after the three sat out their 124-131 loss in Denver on Monday.
Denver will be led by All Star Nikola Jokic, who averages team highs of 25.9 points, 13.8 rebounds and 8.1 assists per game this season. The Nuggets will likely miss guard Will Barton (ankle) and forward Jeff Green (personal) while Jamal Murray (knee) and Michael Porter (back) will remain out due to lingering injuries.
Final Predictions and Picks:
- Spread —111 Golden State Warriors – 109 Denver Nuggets
- Over/Under — OVER 221 points
Giannis Antetokounmpo exploded with 43 points on 15-of-22 shooting along with 12 rebounds and five assists to lead the Milwaukee Bucks past the Atlanta Hawks, 124-115, to claim their sixth straight victory. Khris Middleton and Bobby Portis scored 23 points each for the Bucks, who finally defeated the Hawks for the first time in three matchups this season.
Bojan Bojanovic scored 27 points on six 3-pointers and 9-of-14 shooting while Donovan Mitchell added 16 points and six assists as they helped the Utah Jazz put away the Portland Trail Blazers, 123-85, for their eighth straight win at home.
For more predictions, check out our predictions series where FBR covers the biggest games of major sports!