Golden State Warriors at Denver Nuggets - 1/14/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Denver Nuggets (5-6) vs Golden State Warriors (6-5)
Game Info: Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Ball Arena)
Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -6 -- Over/Under: 229 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Golden State Warriors and Denver Nuggets meet Thursday in NBA action at the Ball Arena.
The Golden State Warriors look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 112 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 115.5 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 27.8 points and 6.4 assists while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 17.9 points and 4.8 rebounds. Eric Paschall is the third double-digit scorer and Kelly Oubre Jr. is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 39.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.
The Denver Nuggets look for a win here to get back to a .500 record. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 116.5 points on 49.4 percent shooting and allowing 113.6 points on 48.3 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 24.3 points and 10.9 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 19.7 points and 3.8 assists. Michel Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Will Barton is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 39 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game.
The Warriors are 7-22 ATS in their last 29 Thursday games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest. The Nuggets are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Warriors last 4 overall. The over is 36-16-3 in Nuggets last 55 overall. The Warriors are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Golden State Warriors are playing their best basketball of the young season and it all starts with an improved effort on the defensive side. The Denver Nuggets are the better team here from top to bottom, but they've also been hit or miss this season and still struggle to get stops defensively. The Nuggets aren't covering numbers and they've been lucky to win most nights. It's a grind for the Nuggets to close out games. I'll take my chances with the Warriors and the points here.