Golden State Warriors at Denver Nuggets NBA Picks & Predictions 2/3/2018
Saturday, February 3, 2018
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The Golden State Warriors head to Pepsi Center to take on the Denver Nuggets on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 7 point favorites.
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The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 40-11. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.9 as they are averaging 115.6 points per game while giving up 107.7 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 27-25. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 106.6 points per game and surrendering 105.9, good for a point differential of 0.7.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 22-28-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 27-24-0 against the over/under
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 23-26-3 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 22-30-0 against the over/under
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
02/01/18 PG Shaun Livingston Personal is OUT Friday vs Sacramento
01/19/18 F Jordan Bell Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/21/17 F Paul Millsap Wrist is out indefinitely
01/31/18 C Mason Plumlee Calf is out indefinitely
Kevin Durant comes into this game averaging 25.6 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 89%. Klay Thompson averages 20.3 points per contest in 34.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.6 assists per game and 4 rebounds per contest for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Gary Harris has scored 17.4 points per contest while playing 34.9 minutes per game this season for the Nuggets. He hauls in 2.7 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Will Barton averages 14.2 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 31.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.9 rebounds per game and 4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 115.6 points per contest this year, which is 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.98 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a unit, which has them ranked 1st. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 44 boards per contest and 30.5 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 5th with 15.7 per game. The Warriors allow 107.7 points per contest which is 22nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 16th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 11th, and they allow 23.1 assists per game which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver is 11th in the NBA with 106.6 points per contest this season. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.63. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 16th in the league. They are 5th in the NBA in rebounding with 45 boards per contest and 4th in assists per game with 23.9. The Nuggets are 8th in turnovers per contest with 15.4. The Nuggets give up 105.9 points per game, which ranks them 16th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 27th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 24.4 dimes allowed per game and 1st with 41 boards surrendered per contest. The Nuggets are 12th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year.
The Warriors are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 115, and their defensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league. Golden State is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 28th in the league.
Denver is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA. The Nuggets are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 109.2, and their offensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 10th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Golden State -7
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