We are in the final few days of the NBA season before we take a break for the All-Star Game, which is set to go this coming weekend. This is the time for most players to relax and recharge before going on the second half run that will determine where they land in the overall standings. There is pressure on teams in every single game, but it is about to ramp up for the stretch run. That said, teams will be looking to head into the break on a good run of form, as that will make it easier to relax over the weekend. We have a good one set to go on Wednesday night, with the Denver Nuggets heading to Oakland to face the Golden State Warriors in a big Western Conference clash. With that being said, let’s take a closer look at both teams and how they arrive to this Nuggets vs Warriors matchup so you can bet against their NBA Odds.
NBA Betting Preview for Denver Nuggets at Golden State
Nuggets versus Warriors Game Info
- When: Wednesday, February 16 at 10 PM EST
- Where: Chase Center, Oakland
Why bet on the Denver Nuggets
For the Denver Nuggets, the immediate goal is to stay in the top 6 in the Western Conference so as to avoid the play-in route. They are in decent shape there, as they find themselves 2 games ahead of the closest team below that line. They are currently on a run that has seen them win each of their last2 games, while going 6-4 in their last 10. This will be the 2nd meeting of the season with the Warriors on the road, and it was Denver who won a close one last time out. In terms of the point spread, the Nuggets have been a decent bet of late, covering in 4 of their last 5 games, while going 6-1 ATS in their last 7 away from home. That said, they are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 versus the Warriors. When playing on the road against the Warriors, 5 of the last 6 meetings have gone UNDER the point total.
Why bet on the Golden State Warriors
Since the welcome return of Klay Thompson, you have to say that the Golden State Warriors have been a little streaky in their form. It wasn’t so long ago that they were sitting atop the Western Conference, but as it stands now, they are 5 games back of the surging Phoenix Suns, despite the Warriors going 7-3 in their last 10 games. Those 3 losses have come in their last 5, though, so their current form has to be viewed as a bit of a slump. The advantage they have here is that they are at home, where they have put together a 26-5 record. They have not been a great bet against the spread of late, going 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games. They are also trending towards the UNDER, with 8 of their last 12 versus Northwest Division opponents going that route.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
It’s tough to make accurate, informed decision without knowing the odds, so be sure to check those out on Wednesday morning before you wager. For now, I would be leaning towards the Warriors SU and the UNDER.
Pick: Denver Nuggets 84 Golden State Warriors 87