Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets Prediction, NBA Odds

Edgar Chaput | Updated Feb 02, 2023

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The Golden State Warriors have little time to mull over the defeat at the hands of the Timberwolves. They play the Western Conference-leading Denver Nuggets 24 hours later on Thursday.

Golden State
February 02, 2023, 9:00 PM ET
Pepsi Center
Pointspread +6 -113
Moneyline +185
Over / Under o +237.5


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Pointspread -6 -107
Moneyline -223
Over / Under u +237.5


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Denver had lied in waiting since Tuesday when they handed the sinking New Orleans Pelicans yet another loss.

In a testament to how things are going this year for both clubs, the Nuggets are lofty -12 favourites on the NBA odds. The over-under is calculated at 233.

Warriors vs. Nuggets NBA Betting Odds

Denver and Golden State have crossed paths only one time so far during the current campaign. It happened on Oct. 21, when the Nuggets mined their way to a 128-123 victory in San Francisco.The bigger event from the recent past is of course their first-round postseason clash last season. Denver was the first of four sides that Golden State would swat away on route to another NBA title, dispatching the Nikola Jokic and crew 4-1.

Just when it looks as though Golden State has gotten itself out of trouble, the latter rears its head once more to drag them back down into the dumps. 26-25 after 51 games is a far cry from what most experts and fans expected of them as defending champs. The same goes for their efforts against the spread. 24-26-1 is as inconsistent as it gets. Odds makers are giving them the benefit of a doubt. They were favoured in eight of their last 10 games yet are only 4-4 in those contests.

Michael Malone’s Nuggets sit atop the West with an impressive 35-16 record. Their only true threat is the Memphis Grizzlies (although Kings fans will want to vouch for their side as well). Is this the year they finally make it to the promised land? Perhaps, although betters would appreciate it if the club made good on the promise of the spreads it’s been pitted against. 27-24 is nearly as uninspiring as what the Warriors have mustered. They’re 5-5 in the previous 10.

Golden State Warriors

Wednesday’s tilt in Minnesota against the Timberwolves was the flip side of how so many of their contests at home have played out. One supposes it was fitting given that the overall effort and results on the road have been the opposite of those in the confines of the Chase Center.

Steve Kerr’s men took an 11-point lead into the final frame. Stephen Curry had been cooking all game long, especially from three-point land (his whirling dervish display in the second quarter beguiled) and all five starters flirted with double digits in points. But then, just like most teams visiting them suffered this season, the Warriors went cold and experienced defensive lapses. D’Angelo Russell erupted for 14 points in the fourth, which helped push the contest to overtime. When Russell fouled out, his teammate Anthony Edwards took over, operating as a facilitator, although he did finish with 27 points. Wolves maim the Warriors, 119-114.

Denver Nuggets

The New Orleans Pelicans gave Denver as good a fight as they could muster sans Zion Williamson (still injured). As the contest entered the break, the visitors even held a 3-point edge over the heavily favoured Nuggets.

But giants don’t remain dormant forever. Jokic, who had been somewhat passive in the first two periods, went all out during the latter two, ending the night with a triple-double (26 points, 15 assists, 18 rebounds). One of the benefactors of Jokic’s passing profusion was Canadian Jamal Murray, who shined with 32 points. His three-point firing was on point, going 7-12. In fact, the whole team shot well from distance, as evidenced by their 44.4 per cent efficiency, whereas New Orleans only mustered 29.6. Jokic also added to his season highlight reel with a nifty right-hand to left-hand dribble between two defenders in second quarter, reminding everyone why he’s the two-time MVP.

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