Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets Game 3 Prediction, NBA Odds

Nik Kowalski | Updated Apr 20, 2022

Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, 2022

Golden State took care of business with home court by winning games one and two by a combined 36 points. Game 3 is in Denver Thursday night.

Golden State
53-29
AT
April 21, 2022, 10:00 PM ET
Pepsi Center
Denver
48-34
Pointspread -2.5 -124
Moneyline -161
Over / Under o +222.5

82%

Betting Action

18%

Pointspread +2.5 +103
Moneyline +134
Over / Under u +222.5

82%

Betting Action

18%

The Golden State Warriors and Denver Nuggets move their series to the mountains for Game 3 in Denver Thursday. Golden State took care of business with home court by winning games one and two by a combined 36 points, and Steph Curry is officially back after a 34-point night off the bench in Game 2.

After his stellar night, don’t be surprised to see Curry back in the Warriors’ starting five Thursday. For Denver, they need more outside of MVP Nikola Jokić — no other Nuggets player scored over 12 points in Game 2.

Tip-off at Ball Arena goes at 10 p.m. EDT with the Warriors a 1.5-point favourite on the road and the over-under listed at 224 on the NBA odds.

Warriors vs. Nuggets NBA Betting Odds

The over and the Warriors (against the spread) are 2-0 this series which makes for a 4-1 over run and 7-1 ATS run for Golden State. And with the Warriors healthy and shooting lights out, expect the elite offence to continue especially when factoring 10 of the Warriors’ last 15 road games also going over the total. The over has also hit in 11 of Denver’s last 15 outings.

The Nuggets were one of the NBA’s worst teams ATS at home this season too going 15-26. Golden State wasn’t much better on the road going 18-21-2 ATS but there’s little reason to think Denver can take even one game from Curry and company.

Golden State Warriors

If Curry is to return to Golden State’s starting lineup, they have a tough decision to make given this is one of the most balanced Warriors team in a long time. Klay Thompson finished with 21 points and then Jordan Poole, starting in place of Curry, had another 29 points after a 30-point night in Game 1.

Golden State could play small ball and remove centre Kevon Looney from the starting five but this move may back fire considering they still have to defend the 6’11 Jokić. But if the splash brothers and Poole continue to light up the court, any move would work out for the Warriors.

Denver Nuggets

Jokić again led Denver in points (26), rebounds (11), and assists (4) in Game 2 as again Denver’s offence struggled going 42 per cent from the field and 36 per cent from three. Will Barton, Monte Morris, and Bones Hyland all scored 12 points which is nowhere near the secondary scoring needed to compete with Golden State. Barton added 10 rebounds for a double-double.

If there’s any optimism for Denver it’s that their opponent was just over .500 on the road this season, but the Nuggets went just 23-18 home court this year. Denver’s also now allowed at least 115 points in seven of their last eight showings.

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