Golden State Warriors at Denver Nuggets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/4/2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 7.5 point favorites.
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The Warriors head into this matchup with a mark of 6-3. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.3 as they are averaging 120.0 points per contest while giving up 111.7 per game. The Nuggets have an overall mark of 4-4. They currently are 5th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 107.1 points per contest and giving up 105.3, which is a point differential of 1.8.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 3-6-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 6-3-0 against the over/under
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 3-5-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 3-5-0 against the over/under
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
11/03/17 PG Stephen Curry Knee injured last game, is probable Saturday vs. Denver
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kevin Durant comes into this contest averaging 25.2 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Stephen Curry averages 27.2 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 95%.
Nikola Jokic averages 16.1 points per game while playing 32 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 11.8 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Will Barton averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 53%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 120 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.33 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 44.7 rebounds per game and 30.8 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 17.2 per game. The Warriors allow 111.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.9 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver is 11th in the league with 107.1 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.88. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 45.1 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 24.1. The Nuggets are 22nd in turnovers per game with 14.8. The Nuggets surrender 105.3 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 22.4 assists allowed per contest and 13th with 43.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nuggets are 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game this season.
The Warriors are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 118.8, and their defensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 60% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 64% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Golden State is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 18th in the league.
Denver is 22nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 16th in the league. The Nuggets are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 9th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Denver +7.5
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