The Golden State Warriors (53-29) continue to get stronger with Stephen Curry back in the lineup as they host the Denver Nuggets (48-36) in Game 2 of their best-of-seven Western Conference first round series at the Chase Center in Oakland, California, on Monday. In today’s game, the Warriors are 7-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 +7 (-110)
- Nuggets vs Warriors Over/Under: 224.5 points
The Nuggets (37-46 ATS) are 12-5 SU in their last 17 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division but they are 2-5 ATS in their last seven matches. The total has gone OVER in 10 of Denver’s last 14 games, even as the Nuggets are 2-4 SU in their last six contests.
The Warriors (42-37-4 ATS) went 6-1 ATS in their last seven games, 6-0 SU in their last six, and 6-2 in their last eight matches when playing at home against the Nuggets. Golden State took Game 1, 123-107, on Saturday to raise their winning streak to six games with Curry coming off the bench after coming off from an injury.
Denver continues to struggle after losing three of its last five games to close out the regular season. The Nuggets hope to get a more efficient effort from All-Star center Nikola Jokic, who finished with 25 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and three steals but struggled to produce in the second half. Will Barton (24 points) and Mone Morris (10 points) must also step up if the Nuggets seek to tie the series and carry it back to Denver for Games 3 and 4.
Final Predictions and Picks:
- 114 Golden State Warriors – 106 Denver Nuggets
- Over/Under — OVER 224.5 points
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