Denver Nuggets vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 4/12/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Monday, April 12, 2021
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Denver (-4.5)
The Denver Nuggets (34-18) travel to Chase Center on Monday where they'll take on the Golden State Warriors (25-28). The line on this contest has Denver as 4.5-point favorites. The total opens at 233.
The Denver Nuggets faced off with the San Antonio Spurs and walked away with a win by a score of 121-119 in their last game. Denver finished with a 54.4% FG percentage (43 of 79) and converted 14 of 27 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Nuggets made 21 of their 23 shots for a percentage of 91.3%. In the matter of pulling down boards, they earned 46 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 32 dimes for this game in addition to forcing the opposition into 9 turnovers and getting 5 steals. With regard to defending, Denver allowed the other team to go 46.2% from the floor on 43 of 93 shooting. San Antonio doled out 33 assists and had 10 steals in the game. Additionally, San Antonio totaled 38 rebounds (11 offensive, 27 defensive) and earned 4 rejections. San Antonio shot 85.7% at the free throw line by making 24 of their 28 tries. They made 9 out of their 27 attempts from beyond the arc.
Nikola Jokic is someone who had an impact in the matchup. He accumulated 26 points on 9 out of 17 shooting. He played 38:22 minutes and also grabbed 13 boards. Jokic went 52.9% from the field and totaled 14 dimes. One more player that was a determining factor in this game for the Nuggets was Michael Porter Jr.. He totaled 10 rebounds in his 40:13 minutes on the court. He finished the game at 53.3% from the floor for the game by shooting 8-of-15 (22 points). When all was said and done, Porter had 2 assists.
Denver heads into this contest with a mark of 34-18 this season. The Nuggets are shooting 38.9% on three-point attempts (686 of 1,762) and 78.7% from the free throw line. They are averaging 115.6 points per outing (4th in the league) while connecting on 49.0% from the floor. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.5 times per game and as a squad they are committing 18.9 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Denver is pulling down 44.5 boards per game and has tallied 1,416 dimes this season, which has them ranked 2nd in the league in terms of passing the rock. When they are on the defensive end, the Nuggets are able to force 14.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.3 fouls. They concede 36.2% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 9th in the league in opponents points per game (110.1). The Nuggets defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.9% (728 of 1,001) and they concede 41.0 boards per game as a squad. They are ranked 27th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,368 surrendered so far this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Golden State Warriors got the victory with a final of 125-109 when they faced the Houston Rockets. The Warriors recorded 36 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 45 for the matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 16 times, while recording 13 steals for this contest. The Rockets were called for 17 personal fouls for this game which took the Warriors to the free throw line for 16 attempts. They were able to bury 13 of them for a percentage of 81.3%. In regard to shots from distance, Golden State converted 14 out of 35 attempts (40.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Warriors finished shooting 49 for 91 from the field which gave them a percentage of 53.8%. The Warriors permitted the Rockets to convert 41 of their 88 tries from the floor which had them shooting 46.6% in this contest. They finished the game shooting 35.1% from beyond the arc by going 13 out of 37 and ended up going 14 out of 20 from the free throw line (70.0%). When it comes to team rebounding, Golden State permitted Houston to grab 45 in total (13 offensive).
Stephen Curry was important for the Warriors in this game. He converted 13 out of 21 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 61.9%, and earned 8 rebounds. Curry racked up 38 points in his 34:56 minutes on the court and tallied 5 dimes in the matchup. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Golden State was Andrew Wiggins. He ended up finishing with 3 assists in 35:32 minutes played, and he knocked down 11 of 21 from the floor. Wiggins walked away from this one going 52.4% from the floor while totaling 25 points and 6 boards.
Golden State has a win-loss mark of 25-28 for the season. Golden State has totaled 5,946 points this year (112.2 per game) and they collect 42.6 rebounds per contest. The Warriors are responsible for committing 21.6 personal fouls every game and they connect on 77.6% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Warriors are connecting on 46.2% from the field, which is 18th in basketball. They are assisting teammates 27.3 times per contest (1st in the league) and they cough up possession 14.9 times per contest. The Warriors on defense are ranked 23rd in the NBA in points allowed per contest with 114.0. They give up 24.2 assists and 47.9 boards every game, which has them ranked 10th and 30th in the league. The Golden State defense allows 36.9% from downtown (674 of 1,826) and their opponents are making 78.1% of their foul shots. They are able to force 15.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 45.6% from the field (8th in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Golden State (+4.5) and under 233 points
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