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(25-6) Denver Nuggets vs. Golden State Warriors (16-15)
Date: Saturday December 23
Time: 8:30PM EST
Venue: Oracle Arena, Golden State, Oakland
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Warriors -8.5
NBA Betting Total: 215
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Saturday December 23 finds the Denver Nuggets traveling to the Oakland to play the Golden State Warriors. In the past 10 games Denver are 4-6 whereas the Warriors have won 11 in a row, the longest current win streak.
Last season, the squads played three times with the Warriors take two of the three. This season the teams have played once also with the Warriors winning on the Nuggets home court. Denver holds the all-time record having bested the Warriors 92 of 169 matches.
In the month of December the Nuggets have played eight road games (Golden State is the ninth) with only three victories to show for it (Orlando/Detroit/Portland).
Injuries have played a factor all season and continue to play havoc with the lineup. Gary Harris returned to the lineup last night after missing the previous game due to a sore elbow. Emmanuel Mudiay missed his third game with an ankle sprain and is listed as unlikely for the weekend. Paul Millsap will remain out until the end of February at a minimum.
In his four games back Nikola Jokic is averaging 18.75 points, 8.75 rebounds and 4.0 assists. As he shakes off the rust Jokic is experiencing fluctuations in production. In the game versus the Wolves he scored 22 points but coughed up the ball 10 times. However, last night he found a rhythm closer to prime Jokic with a stat line of 27 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 blocks.
Prior to the Blazers game Jamal Murray had produced double digit scoring in all but one December game (Magic). During the month he’s averaged 18.0 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists and is shooting a blistering 51.3 percent from deep.
Golden State Warriors
In spite of copious injuries to the core unit the Warriors continue to win. In the first seven games the Warriors lost three times. Golden State has as many losses in their next 24 games.
Core members have missed multiple games with Stephen Curry and Draymond Green being the most recent core players to miss time. In fact, only Klay Thompson has played in all 31 games. Five members of the team’s roster entered Friday night on the injured list.
Curry’s ankle is expected to keep him out until the New Year. Green (shoulder) missed four consecutive games and Andre Iguodala (illness) missed one game, but both returned to play versus the Lakers. Zaza Pachulia (shoulder) and Shaun Livingston (knee) have missed six and three games respectively and are expected to remain out this evening.
Despite so many core players being in and out of the lineup the Warriors continue to dominate the key stat categories. Golden State are one of just four teams ranking top ten in all three stat categories (Houston, Toronto, Washington). The Warriors rank second offensively and following the game in LA moved into first defensively as well as first in net ranking.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over/under is 10-0 In teams last 10 head to head matchups
- Road team is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 head to head meetings.
- Nuggets are 7-2-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings between the squads.
Free Denver Nuggets vs. Golden State Warriors NBA Prediction: Line updated at noon – Warriors -8.5
Denver’s 6-12 road record rears its ugly head and barring a career night from multiple Nuggets isn’t enough to offset the Warriors machine.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Line updated (noon) – Oracle is the sixth man
UPDATED: with the line now available and Warriors rolling take the Dubs to cover the 8.5 spread and then some.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Warriors 116 – Nuggets 105
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