Golden State Warriors at Denver Nuggets NBA Picks & Predictions 10/21/2018
Sunday, October 21, 2018
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, October 21, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 5 point favorites.
The Warriors have a regular season record of 2-0. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 4.5 as they average 116 points per game while giving up 111.5 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall mark of 1-0. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They total 107 points per contest and give up 98, which is a point differential of 9.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 0-2-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 1-1-0 against the over/under
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 1-0-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 0-1-0 against the over/under
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
10/19/18 G Andre Iguodala Calf is questionable Sunday vs Denver
10/11/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out indefinitely
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
10/19/18 SF Jarred Vanderbilt Foot is out Saturday vs Phoenix
10/11/18 G Isaiah Thomas Hip is out indefinitely
Stephen Curry averages 31.5 points per game in 37 minutes per contest. He averages 8.5 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Kevin Durant comes into this contest averaging 32.5 points per game while playing 38.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 95%.
Gary Harris averages 20 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 100%. Nikola Jokic averages 21 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest. He grabs 8 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Warriors allow 111.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42 rebounds a game which ranks 9th, and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league. Golden State averages 116 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 50.0 rebounds per game and 27.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 9th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 18 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets surrender 98 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 21 assists allowed per contest, and 16th with 47 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nuggets are 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12 per game. Denver is 22nd in the league with 107 points per game this year. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 38%, while their average scoring margin is 9. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 56 boards per game and 26th in assists per contest with 20.0. The Nuggets are 28th in turnovers per game with 10.
The Warriors are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 108.5, and their offensive rating of 112.9 is ranked 17th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 8th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA. Golden State is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 21st in the NBA.
Denver is 28th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 8.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 29th in the league. The Nuggets are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.6, and their defensive rating of 99.5 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 43% is 29th. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Denver +5
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