Denver Nuggets vs Golden State Warriors betting tips and predictions for Thursday’s NBA game on TNT. It’s the 4th and final regular season meeting between the Golden State Warriors and Denver Nuggets as they clash at Ball Arena this evening. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
- Start date: 10.03.2022 at 10:00 PM
- Location: Ball Arena, Denver
Denver won all 3 meetings between these 2 teams so far this season, the latest win was just 3 days ago 131-124 at home, however the Warriors rested all their starters in that game so it wasn’t really a fair match-up. Nikola Jokic had 32 points, 15 rebounds and 13 assists in that game and he followed it up with another mesmerizing performance last night with 38 points, 18 rebounds and 7 assists in a 6-point win over Sacramento.
Not having that much rest in between games could hurt Denver a bit here, but I’m not worried too much as this team has played extremely well lately. They are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games, plus 7-1 SU in their last 8 at home. They’ve also covered the spread 13 times in their last 20 games. Despite all that though they enter tonight’s game as 2.5-point underdogs.
Golden State Warriors
The reason for that is Golden State is back at full strength, well almost. Draymond Green is still not ready to return, but aside from him Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry and Andrew Wiggins are all back and the Warriors were able to beat the Clippers in their last game.
That win ended a 5-game losing streak, Jonathan Kuminga led the scoring with 21 points, while Klay Thompson added 20 of his own. Warriors are 8-3 ATS over their last 11 games against Denver, but in the last 3 meetings it’s been the Nuggets who have had the upper hand. Warriors fans won’t be bothered by this game too much, instead they have Draymond Green on their mind as the forward is scheduled to return some time this weekend.
Despite the Nuggets playing last night, I still think they’ll win this game. They’ve owned the Warriors this season, although all 3 games were very close. Jokic is playing in MVP form and the rest of the team is following. Denver is 20-11 SU at home this season, that improves tonight.
Denver Nuggets vs Golden State Warriors Predictions & Odds
The last 2 meetings both went over tonight’s projected total of 220.5 points quite easily as the Nuggets and Warriors combined to average 244 points. We could be in for a similar scenario tonight as the Nuggets love to go over the total in home games.
This has happened in 19 of 31 games at Ball Arena this season and in 5 of their last 7 against Pacific Division opponents. The numbers for Golden State are similar with the over cashing 9 times in 11 games recently, including in 9 of their last 13 visits to Denver. Without Green in the line-up this team is allowing 117.3 points per game over their last 3 outings against fairly mediocre opponents.
The Nuggets have dropped 130+ points in 2 of their last 3 games and after playing last night there could be some tired legs out there on defense which should help our bet here. With the last 2 meetings going over the total with ease, I think that’ll be the case in tonight’s game so let’s back over here.