NBA Playoffs Betting Preview: Golden State Warriors Vs Denver Nuggets
First game in the playoff series between the Golden State Warriors vs the Denver Nuggets starts tonight with the Warriors on the road. With the Nuggets possessing the best home court record in basketball at 38-3 they are large favorites in the first game of the series at home against Golden State.
Having a great season the Denver Nuggets finished 57-25 good for second in the Northwest and third in the Western Conference. They go into the playoffs with a lot of momentum having won 8 of their last 10 including their last three games of the regular season.
Both teams are banged up but the biggest loss could be on the Nuggets side with missing second leading scorer on the team Danilo Gallinari who was putting up 16.2 ppg for Denver. Kenneth Faried who averages 11.5 points may also miss this first contest so the Nuggets will have to show off their strong depth behind leading scorers Ty Lawson (16.7 ppg) and Andre Iguondala (13.).
The Golden State Warriors finished off their season 47-35 going 6-4 in their last 10 regular season games and winning their last two. They finished second in the Pacific Division and sixth in the Western Conference. Throughout the season they have remained competitive on the road going 19-22 so they can definitely make a game out of this first road visit against the Nuggets.
Leading the Warriors in scoring is Stephen Curry with 22.9 ppg and he also leads his team with 6.9 assists per game. Second is scoring is David Lee with 18.5 ppg and also leads Golden State with 11 rebounds per contest. They have three more double digit point per game scorers in Klay Thompson (16.6), Jarrett Jack (12.9), and Carl Landry (10.8)
The Denver Nuggets have won three of the four contests this season by average of 9 points and I look for them to win tonight at home by a comfortable margin. My prediction is Denver will lose one game in this series to the Warriors, take the Nuggets to win tonight and to win the series.
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