Warriors vs Nuggets Preview & Free Pick | Prediction [1/15/19]

Golden State (29-14) at Denver (29-13)
When: Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
Where: Pepsi Center,
Denver, Colorado

Time: 9:05 ET | TV: Altitude,
NBCS Bay Area
Opening Odds: Golden State -2.5/227.5


The top two teams in the powerful Western Conference will take center stage Tuesday night as the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors visit the Denver Nuggets in what could be a preview of a terrific playoff series come Spring time. The Nuggets currently own the West’s No. 1 seed by a half-game, but the hard-charging Warriors have won six of their last seven and can overtake Denver with a win Tuesday. The Warriors are averaging 130 points in their last six games and the only loss was a 135-134 overtime thriller versus Houston on January 3rd. Golden State began a stretch with seven of eight on the road by getting past the pesky Dallas Mavericks 119-114 on Sunday behind 48 points from superstar point guard Stephen Curry. The Nuggets are one of the best home teams in the league and bounced back nicely after suffering a surprising 102-93 loss at Phoenix on Saturday. They came back the next night to knock off the Portland Trail Blazers 116-113 for their 12th-straight home victory and are 18-3 overall at Pepsi Center. This will be the second meeting this season with Denver winning 100-98 at home on October 21st behind Nikola Jokic’s 23 points, 11 rebounds and six assists.


Golden State is playing well now because they are finally healthy following injury absences to Curry and fellow All-Star Draymond Green for extended periods of time. Warriors’ fans have been anticipating the debut of another All-Star in center DeMarcus Cousins, who is expected to make that debut on Friday. The duo of Curry and Kevin Durant have been sizzling together, collecting 76 points on 27-of-53 shooting (13-of-23 from 3-point range) in Sunday’s win and average a combined 57.6 points.

Denver just has one superstar, but he’s a good one in center Jokic, who is having an MVP-type season by anyone’s standards. Jokic poured in 40 points on 15-of-23 shooting (4-of-7 from 3-point range), 10 rebounds and eight assists in Sunday’s victory, and leads the team in just about every offensive category. Shooting guard Gary Harris had a team-high 28 points in the win over Golden State back in October, but has missed the last four games with a hamstring injury and is questionable for Tuesday’s contest.



The Warriors are rolling right now, but Denver is no slouch, especially at home. The Nuggets are usually underdogs when playing Golden State at home, but have won four of the last six straight up against the Warriors when played at Pepsi Center. This is a solid Denver team that I feel will pull the upset here tonight.

Pick: Nuggets +1

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  • Warriors are 8-17 ATS in their last 25 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Warriors are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall.
  • Warriors are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Warriors are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
  • Warriors are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss.
  • Warriors are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 vs. NBA Northwest.
  • Warriors are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
  • Warriors are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
  • Warriors are 6-19-1 ATS in their last 26 Tuesday games.
  • Warriors are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 vs. Western Conference.
  • Warriors are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest.
  • Warriors are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
  • Nuggets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
  • Nuggets are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 home games.
  • Nuggets are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
  • Nuggets are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest.
  • Nuggets are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Nuggets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss.
  • Nuggets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
  • Nuggets are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Nuggets are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. Western Conference.
  • Over is 4-0 in Warriors last 4 vs. Western Conference.
  • Under is 4-0 in Warriors last 4 vs. NBA Northwest.
  • Over is 5-1 in Warriors last 6 overall.
  • Over is 5-1 in Warriors last 6 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Over is 5-1 in Warriors last 6 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Over is 5-1 in Warriors last 6 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Over is 4-1 in Warriors last 5 games following a straight up win.
  • Under is 4-1 in Warriors last 5 games following a ATS loss.
  • Over is 4-1 in Warriors last 5 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Under is 20-6 in Warriors last 26 Tuesday games.
  • Under is 5-2 in Warriors last 7 vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
  • Under is 26-12 in Warriors last 38 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
  • Over is 11-2 in Nuggets last 13 vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
  • Under is 9-2 in Nuggets last 11 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
  • Over is 4-1 in Nuggets last 5 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Over is 4-1 in Nuggets last 5 games following a ATS loss.
  • Over is 7-2 in Nuggets last 9 games following a straight up win.
  • Over is 5-2 in Nuggets last 7 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Under is 9-4 in Nuggets last 13 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
  • Over is 11-3 in the last 14 meetings.
  • Over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Denver.
  • Warriors are 0-3-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
  • Underdog is 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

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