The NBA Playoffs have been choo-chooing at a fast pace and with each day, we see more teams being eliminated. The Nets were the first ones to say goodbye then the Hawks also bid us farewell. Most of the lower-ranked teams are at the cusp at this point and one loss means that their campaign is over. And the same situation goes for the Denver Nuggets, that will visit the Golden State Warriors in this affair as the Warriors are just one victory away from reaching the Conference Semis.Bet on Golden State Warriors-Denver Nuggets
Best bets on Warriors vs Nuggets
Total: Bookmakers from 22bet suggest that Total Over 225.5 has the odds of 1.90. This has been one of the highest-scoring series by far and we have seen 247, 231, 232, and 230 in those games. The total here is against the norm of the series and it is clear that the bookmakers are seeing a much low scoring game, I’d suggest betting Over here. (Total Over 225.5 for 1.90)
Player Props: Bookmakers at bet365 predict odds of 1.83 for Jordan Poole going Over 19.5 Points here(At least 20 Points). Poole has scored 11, 27, 29, 30 in the last four games and the last game was an aberration as he shot 3/10 in the last game. I believe he will score at least 25 points. (Player Props: Player Points: Jordan Poole Over 19.5 for 1.83)
Handicap: Bookmakers at 1xbet see the Warriors as a clear-cut favorite in this game. The Warriors lost the last game by five points but at their home floor, they have beaten the Nuggets by 10+ twice in a row. I see the Warriors completely dominating the Nuggets from the beginning and I’d suggest the handicap of -10.5 here at least. (Handicap 1 -10.5 for 2.27)
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Golden State Warriors
In the last game, the Warriors had an astounding 14 steals and forced 20 turnovers only to lose the game as the Nuggets made most of their 73 field-goal attempts and made 56% of them. A 21-point first-quarter held them back but then in the next three-quarters, they scored 30 or more to recover. The Guard duo of Curry and Thompson scored 30+ points each and Andrew Wiggins scored 20 points. Meanwhile, even Green cashed in 13 points while also doing a great job as the playmaker. Jordan Poole shot just 30% from the field and had 9 assists. The Warriors have been unable to contain Nikola Jokic in the last two games and they will need to pin him down in this game.
Nikola Jokic has scored 37 points in each of the last two games and he has been able to overcome Draymond Green after the latter kept him quiet in the last two games. Jokic has struggled away from home and the Warriors' defense is at its best at home. Aaron Gordon has had two strong games in a row after being under 10 in the first two and that sure is a welcoming change. Monte Morris cashed in with 24 points and the Nuggets more of that. Will Barton continues to struggle after a strong first game and his shooting issues have been persistent. Bones Hyland has done a decent job as a scorer but overall, the Nuggets’ offense is mostly dependent upon Nikola Jokic. How will the Nuggets respond away from home where they have lost two blowout games?
Warriors vs Nuggets: possible lineups
- Warriors most likely starting five: PG: Jordan Poole | SG: Klay Thompson | SF: Andrew Wiggins | PF: Draymond Green | C: Kevon Looney;
- Key Bench Players: Stephen Curry, Otto Porter Jr, Gary Payton;
- Nuggets most likely starting five: PG: Monte Morris | F: Will Barton | F: Jeff Green | PF: Aaron Gordon | C: Nikola Jokic;
- Key Bench Players: Bones Hyland, DeMarcus Cousins.