Denver Nuggets at Golden State Warriors Basketball Betting Tips and Predictions 3/8/2019
Friday, March 8, 2019
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Friday, March 8, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 5.5 point favorites.
The Nuggets have a record of 43-21. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 5.1 as they average 112.1 points per game while giving up 107.0 per contest. The Warriors have an overall mark of 44-20. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They total 118.2 points per contest and give up 112.4, which is a point differential of 5.8.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 35-29-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 29-35-0 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 25-38-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 33-31-0 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
03/06/19 F Trey Lyles Hamstring is questionable Friday vs Golden State
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/02/18 C Damian Jones Shoulder is out indefinitely
03/07/19 SF Kevon Looney Pelvis is upgraded to probable Friday vs Denver
03/06/19 PG Shaun Livingston Neck is questionable Friday vs Denver
03/06/19 G Klay Thompson Knee is questionable Friday vs Denver
Jamal Murray comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Nikola Jokic averages 20.5 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.7 assists per contest and 10.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Stephen Curry averages 28.3 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 92%. Kevin Durant averages 27.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 5.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver averages 112.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 46.9 rebounds per game and 27.7 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.6 per game. The Nuggets allow 107.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.0 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 24.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State is 1st in the league with 118.2 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 5.8. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 46.2 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 29.0. The Warriors are 17th in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Warriors surrender 112.4 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 24.5 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 44.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Warriors are 8th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game.
The Nuggets are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.9, and their defensive rating of 108.8 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league. Denver is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league.
Golden State is 17th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the league. The Warriors are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 116.1, and their defensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Denver +5.5
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