Denver Nuggets at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 4/2/2019
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 7.5 point favorites.
The Nuggets have a record of 51-25. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 4.1 as they average 110.9 points per game while giving up 106.7 per contest. The Warriors have an overall mark of 52-24. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They total 117.7 points per contest and give up 111.5, which is a point differential of 6.2.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 39-37-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 32-44-0 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 32-43-1 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 36-40-0 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
04/01/19 G Jamal Murray Ankle injured last game, is questionable Tuesday vs Golden State
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/02/18 C Damian Jones Shoulder is out indefinitely
Jamal Murray averages 18.2 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest. He averages 4.8 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. Nikola Jokic comes into this contest averaging 20.3 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 10.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Stephen Curry averages 27.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 5.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 91%. Klay Thompson averages 22.1 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets allow 106.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they give up 24.6 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league. Denver averages 110.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 46.7 rebounds per game and 27.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 6th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 13.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Warriors surrender 111.5 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 24.2 assists allowed per contest, and 9th with 44.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Warriors are 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game. Golden State is 2nd in the league with 117.7 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 6.2. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 46.0 boards per game and 1st in assists per contest with 29.3. The Warriors are 13th in turnovers per game with 14.2.
The Nuggets are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 108.9, and their offensive rating of 113.1 is ranked 10th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 14th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Denver is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA.
Golden State is 15th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 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 26th in the league. The Warriors are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 116.1, and their defensive rating of 110 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 100.7 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 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Golden State -7.5
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