Nuggets, Warriors to meet in Game 4
The Denver Nuggets will be looking to tie up their best-of-seven first-round playoff series with the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night as those teams hit the floor in NBA betting action.
The Warriors grabbed a 2-1 series lead on the Nuggets on Friday night with a 110-108 win as a 1.5-point underdog on the NBA odds at the sportsbooks. Stephen Curry scored 29 points that day for Golden State, who are 3-0 ATS so far this series against Denver.
Golden State battles the Nuggets, currently with a 57-25 mark (49-33 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 46-35-1 for the Warriors and 46-36 for the Nuggets. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The visitors opened this morning as 1.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 211.5 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 4-rated Nuggets taking on the No. 7-rated Warriors in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 107-103 win for the Nuggets on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Golden State's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 101.2 PPG, against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 23 at 101.1 PPG. The Warriors field goal percentage has averaged 45.8% so far, less than the Nuggets shooters have achieved on the year, 47.8% per game.
Defensively, the Nuggets feature the league's No. 26-rated defense on the road, giving up 104.4 points per game. Golden State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Denver, they were a 110-108 loser as they battled the Warriors on the road. The Nuggets failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point favorite, while 218 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Nuggets got a terrific 35-point performance from Ty Lawson but Golden State handed them a 110-108 defeat on Friday at Oracle Arena.
Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Golden State are 6-4
After playing Golden State are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Denver are 6-4
After playing Denver are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
A few Nuggets at Warriors trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Denver's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games when playing on the road against Golden State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games when playing Golden State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games on the road
Golden State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games when playing Denver
Golden State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Denver
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games when playing at home against Denver
Denver home to Golden State, Tuesday, April 30
Golden State at Denver, Tuesday, April 30