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Warriors open as NBA underdog vs Nuggets

Denver NuggetsGolden State Warriors
Nov 29, 10:30 PM | Oracle Arena

Denver Nuggets vs Golden State Warriors Odds

8-7TEAM RECORD8-6

The Warriors will be trying to slam the Nuggets on Thursday when the teams tip off at Oracle Arena in NBA betting action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Warriors are 8-6 so far on the season, and 8-4-2 ATS vs. the number. The Nuggets, meanwhile, are 8-7 and 10-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Golden State go 8-6 and the Nuggets go 7-8 on the totals.

View Denver vs Golden State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Golden State opened as 2.5-point underdogs at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 198.5 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Warriors sit at No. 6 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Nuggets are at No. 4 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Nuggets will win this game 100-98.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Nuggets rank No. 2 in the league with 47.3 per game. That compares with Golden State’s No. 4 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Golden State is the NBA’s No. 19-ranked team at 6.2 per game, while the Nuggets rate No. 22 with 6 per contest.

Defensively, the Nuggets feature the league's No. 24-rated defense on the road, giving up 102 points per game. Golden State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the league in scoring at home.

The Nuggets were a 105-103 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Jazz. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (208) made winners of OVER bettors. Denver suffered a 105-103 loss against Utah on Monday, getting 21 points from Kenneth Faried in a losing effort at EnergySolutions Arena.

Golden State won its last outing, a 96-85 result against the Timberwolves on November 24. The Warriors covered in that game as a 3-point favorite, while the 181 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Golden State got 24 points from Klay Thompson en route to a 96-85 victory over Minnesota on Saturday at Oracle Arena.

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing LA Lakers are 6-4
After playing Utah are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Indiana are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 2-8
After a win are 2-8

A few Nuggets at Warriors trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games on the road
Denver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games when playing Golden State
Denver is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing Golden State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games when playing Denver
Golden State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Golden State's last 21 games when playing at home against Denver
Golden State is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games

Next up:
Denver at LA Lakers, Friday, November 30
Golden State home to Indiana, Saturday, December 1

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