The Golden State Warriors (54-28) look to advance into the second round before their home fans as they host Game 5 of their Eastern Conference first round playoff series against the Denver Nuggets (48-34) at the Chase Center in San Francisco on Wednesday. In today’s game, the Warriors come out as 9-point favorites against the Nuggets. See more predictions in the Denver Nuggets vs Golden State Warriors odds and picks in FBR’s NBA Predictions series.
BEST ODDS TO BET ON:
- Underdogs: Nuggets +9 (-110)
- Nuggets vs Warriors Over/Under: 225.5 points
The Nuggets (38-48 ATS) are 2-5 SU in their last seven games in April and are 1-4 ATS in their last five, even as the total has gone OVER in six of Denver’s last seven matches on the road. Denver is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 contests against an opponent in the Pacific Division, even as the Nuggets are 1-4 SU in their last five outings against the Warriors.
The Warriors (44-38-4 ATS) went 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games and 8-1 SU in their last nine. The total has gone OVER in five of Golden State’s last five matches, even as the Warriors are 5-1 SU in their last six matches against an opponent in the Northwest Division.
Denver avoided a sweep with a vengeful 126-121 victory in Game 4 on Sunday to send the series back to San Francisco. The Nuggets continue to miss Jamal Murray (knee) and Michael Porter (back) indefinitely, meaning they have to rely more on All Star center Nikola Jokic, who went off for 37 points in Game 4, even as Aaaron Gordon (15.0 ppg, 5.9 rpg) and Will Barton (14.7 ppg) need to step up to extend the series back in Denver for Game 6.
Final Predictions and Picks:
- Spread — 119 Golden State Warriors – 114 Denver Nuggets
- Over/Under — OVER 225.5 points
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