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NBA betting line favors Nuggets over Warriors

Golden State WarriorsDenver Nuggets
15-13December 23, 2013, 09:00 | Pepsi Center14-12

Golden State pays a visit to Denver on Monday, hoping to send the Nuggets to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Pepsi Center.

This season the Nuggets are 14-12 overall and 12-13-1 ATS against the number, while the Warriors are 15-13 and 12-14-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Denver is 10-16 on the OU, and Golden State is 12-16.

View Golden State Warriors vs Denver Nuggets Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Nuggets as -2.5-point Favorite on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 208.5, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

This game matches up the No. 10 (Nuggets) and the No. 12 (Warriors) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 97-94 result in favor of the Warriors is predicted by handicapping models.

Golden State was a 102-83 winner in its last match at home against the Lakers. They covered the 13.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 185 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. David Lee scored 19 points leading the Warriors to a 102-83 victory over Los Angeles at Oracle Arena on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Denver's No. 2-rated squad against Golden State's No. 5-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Denver rates No. 17 in the league with 7.42 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 3 with 9.61 per outing.

Next up:
Golden State home to Los Angeles, Wednesday, December 25th
Denver at Charlotte, Friday, December 27th