Denver Nuggets at Golden State Warriors - 4/23/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Golden State Warriors (29-30) vs Denver Nuggets (38-20)
Game Info: Friday, April 23, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Chase Center)
Betting Odds: Golden State Warriors +3 -- Over/Under: 229 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Denver Nuggets and Golden State Warriors meet Friday in NBA action at the Chase Center.
The Denver Nuggets look for a win after winning 12 of their last 14 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 115.5 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 110.2 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 26.4 points and 11 rebounds while Michael Porter Jr. is averaging 17.6 points and one assist. Will Barton is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game.
The Golden State Warriors look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 112.9 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 113.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 31.1 points and 5.9 assists while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 18.1 points and 4.8 rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Poole is grabbing 1.5 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game.
The Nuggets are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 5-0 in Nuggets last 5 road games. The under is 13-6 in Warriors last 19 games following a straight up loss. The Nuggets are 0-4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Golden State and 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Denver Nuggets are the better team here and should be favored, but we're getting free points with a red hot Warriors team at home. The Golden State Warriors are winning their last five games by an average of 11.6 points while shooting 48.3 percent from the field. The Warriors also beat the Nuggets a little over a week ago despite being 14-point underdogs. The Warriors have proven over the last week or so they can compete with some of the leagues best. I'll grab the free bucket.