Denver Nuggets at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 1/8/2018
Monday, January 8, 2018
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Monday, January 8, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 5 point favorites.
The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 21-18. They are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.8 as they are averaging 107.4 points per game while giving up 105.6 per contest. The Warriors have an overall mark of 32-8. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 115.8 points per contest and giving up 106.0, which is a point differential of 9.8.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 19-19-1 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 17-22-0 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 19-21-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 21-19-0 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/21/17 F Paul Millsap Wrist is out indefinitely
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
01/07/18 F Kevin Durant Calf is "?" Monday vs Denver
Gary Harris comes into this contest averaging 16.5 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Will Barton averages 14.8 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Kevin Durant averages 25.9 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Klay Thompson averages 20.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver averages 107.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.85 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 45.4 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 15.7 per game. The Nuggets allow 105.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 24.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State is 1st in the league with 115.8 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 9.83. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 45.2 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 30.7. The Warriors are 3rd in turnovers per game with 16. The Warriors surrender 106 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 22.9 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 42.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Warriors are 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game this season.
The Nuggets are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 108.4, and their offensive rating of 110.3 is ranked 15th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA. Denver is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 6th in the NBA.
Golden State is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 29th in the NBA. The Warriors are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 105, and their offensive rating of 114.8 is ranked 26th. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Denver +5
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