Warriors set to close out Nuggets?
Holding a commanding 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven first-round playoff series, the Golden State Warriors can close out the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night with a victory in Game 5.
The Warriors extended that series lead to 3-1 on Sunday night with a 115-101 home win as a 2-point underdog on the NBA betting lines at the sportsbooks. Stephen Curry scored 31 points in that win for Golden State, who are 4-0 ATS so far in this series.
The Nuggets sport records of 57-25 and 49-33 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Warriors sit at 47-35 and 42-38-2 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 46-36 for the Nuggets and 46-35-1 for the Warriors. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 4-rated Nuggets and the No. 7-ranked Warriors, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 107-103 result in favor of the Nuggets.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Denver's No. 2-rated squad against Golden State's No. 3-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Denver rates No. 20 in the league with 6.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 8 with 8 per outing.
Defensively, the Warriors feature the league's No. 24-rated defense on the road, giving up 102.9 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Denver, they were a 115-101 loser as they battled the Warriors on the road. The Nuggets failed to cover in the match as a 2-point favorite, while 216 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Denver got 26 points from Ty Lawson en route to a 115-101 loss against Golden State on Sunday at Oracle Arena.
Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Denver are 7-3
After playing Denver are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Golden State are 6-4
After playing Golden State are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Warriors at Nuggets trends to consider:
Golden State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Golden State's last 6 games when playing Denver
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Golden State's last 8 games
Golden State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Denver
Denver is 24-1 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Denver's last 8 games
Denver is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games when playing at home against Golden State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games when playing Golden State
Golden State home to Denver, Thursday, May 2
Denver at Golden State, Thursday, May 2