Denver Nuggets vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 4/23/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Friday, April 23, 2021
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Denver (-3)
The Golden State Warriors (29-30) play the Denver Nuggets (38-20) at Chase Center on Friday. Denver opens this game as 3-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 228.5.
The Denver Nuggets faced the Portland Blazers and walked away with a win by a score of 106-105 in their last contest. Denver wrapped up the contest with a 44.3% FG percentage (39 out of 88) and made 13 of 39 3-pointers. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Nuggets knocked down 15 of 17 tries for a rate of 88.2%. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they earned 46 with 16 of them being offensive. They also dished out 24 dimes in this game as well as forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and having 7 steals. In terms of defending, Denver let their opponent shoot 46.0% from the floor on 40 of 87 shooting. Portland recorded 21 dimes and had 7 steals for the contest. Additionally, Portland collected 41 rebounds (9 offensive, 32 defensive) and added 5 blocked shots. Portland ended up shooting 86.7% when shooting free throws by burying 13 of 15 tries. They also converted 12 of their 36 attempts from three-point range.
Nikola Jokic is someone who was a major contributor for the matchup. He had 25 points on 9 out of 18 shooting. He saw the court for 35:38 mins and also pulled down 9 boards. Jokic shot 50.0% from the floor and distributed 5 dimes. One more player that was a factor in this game for the Nuggets was Michael Porter Jr.. He pulled down 5 rebounds in his 30:37 min on the basketball court. He walked away from this one shooting 66.7% from the field in the game by shooting 8-of-12 (17 points). When the final whistle was blown, Porter collected 2 assists.
Denver enters this game with a win-loss mark of 38-20 on the year. They currently have an average of 115.5 points per contest (4th in basketball) while shooting 48.8% from the field. The Nuggets are connecting on 38.4% on 3-point shots (756 of 1,967) and 79.4% from the free throw line. As a unit, Denver is pulling down 44.8 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 1,570 dimes for the year, which is 4th in basketball in terms of passing. They are turning it over 13.6 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 18.9 fouls per contest. On the defensive end of the court, the Nuggets have forced 13.9 turnovers per game and they draw 19.2 fouls. The Nuggets defense is giving up a FG percentage of 46.8% (804 of 1,113) and they surrender 40.9 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are 27th in the league in giving up assists with 1,517 surrendered for the year. They give up 36.1% on 3-pointers while they are 9th in the NBA in points per game allowed (110.2).
When they last played, the Golden State Warriors took a defeat with a final score of 118-114 when they faced the Washington Wizards. The Warriors earned 34 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 44 for the matchup. They also coughed up the ball 17 times, while recording 15 steals in the game. The Wizards had 16 fouls in this contest which got the Warriors to the charity stripe for 21 tries. They were able to make 19 of the free throws for a percentage of 90.5%. In reference to shots from distance, Golden State knocked down 15 of 45 tries (33.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Warriors shot 40 for 101 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 39.6%. The Warriors allowed the Wizards to bury 38 out of their 91 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 41.8% in the game. They finished 35.7% from distance by going 10 of 28 and ended up going 32 out of 38 at the free throw line (84.2%). Concerning how they rebounded, Golden State permitted Washington to grab 61 in total (15 on the offensive side).
Kent Bazemore ended up being a factor for the Warriors in the matchup. He converted 7 out of 12 for this game for a rate of 58.3%, and had 9 rebounds. Bazemore accumulated 19 points in his 35:14 minutes of playing time and totaled 3 assists in this game. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Golden State was Stephen Curry. He came away with 8 assists in 36:03 mins on the hardwood, and he shot 7 of 25 from the floor. Curry ended up shooting 28.0% from the floor as well as notching 18 points and 7 boards.
Golden State has a mark of 29-30 on the year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Warriors are shooting 46.4% from the floor, which ranks 17th in basketball. Golden State has earned 6,663 points so far this year (112.9 per contest) and they pull down 42.6 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 27.2 times per contest (2nd in the NBA) and they cough up possession 15.0 times per game. The Warriors have committed 21.6 personal fouls per game and they shoot 78.2% from the charity stripe. The Warriors are ranked 21st in the league in points per game surrendered with 113.4. They have given up 24.0 dimes and 47.7 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 8th and 29th in the NBA. The Golden State defense concedes 36.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter (736 of 2,016) and their opposition knocks down 78.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing 15.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.5% from the floor (6th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Denver (-3)
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