Golden State Warriors vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, 1/14/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (+5)
The Golden State Warriors (6-5) head to Ball Arena on Thursday where they'll take on the Denver Nuggets (5-6). The line on this matchup has Denver as 5-point favorites. The total opens at 229.
The Golden State Warriors took the court against the Indiana Pacers and went home with a loss by a final score of 104-95 in their last contest. Golden State finished the contest having earned a 38.6% FG percentage (34 out of 88) and made 13 of their 38 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Warriors converted 14 of their 22 shots for a rate of 63.6%. When discussing rebounding, they collected 46 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 25 assists for this game while earning 8 steals and 8 blocks. When talking about defense, Golden State allowed the other team to go 44.3% from the floor on 39 out of 88 shooting. Indiana distributed 26 dimes and had 9 steals for this game. On top of that, the Pacers collected 50 rebounds (10 offensive, 40 defensive) and had 8 blocks. Indiana finished 68.0% when shooting free throws by making 17 of their 25 shots. They converted 9 of 28 attempts from three-point range.
Andrew Wiggins is one player who was a major contributor in the matchup. He scored 22 points on 7 out of 17 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 34:58 mins and also totaled 7 rebounds. Wiggins walked away from this one shooting 41.2% from the field and recorded 3 assists. An additional guy that was a determining factor in this matchup for the Warriors was Stephen Curry. He collected 4 rebounds and accounted for 3 dimes. He finished 41.2% from the field for the contest by shooting 7-of-17 (20 points). When all was said and done, Curry played for 35:53 minutes.
Golden State will play this contest with a mark of 6-5 so far this year. They are averaging 112.0 pts per contest (13th in the league) while connecting on 43.7% from the field. The Warriors are shooting 35.1% on 3-point shots (149 of 425) and 79.5% from the free throw line. As a team, Golden State is collecting 44.2 rebounds per contest and has totaled 274 assists so far this year, which has them ranked 13th in the league in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 14.6 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 23.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end, the Warriors are able to force 16.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 21.9 personal fouls. They concede 39.1% on 3-point attempts and they are 26th in basketball in PPG from their opponents (115.5). The Warriors defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 44.5% (180 of 241) and they surrender 49.3 boards per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 9th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 244 conceded for the season.
The last time they took the court, the Denver Nuggets walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 122-116 against the Brooklyn Nets. The Nuggets were able to collect 23 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 32 for the contest. They stuffed 5 attempts while recording 12 steals in this contest. The Nets committed 18 fouls for the matchup which took the Nuggets to the free throw line for a total of 16 attempts. They were able to convert 10 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 62.5%. In relation to shots from downtown, Denver made 18 out of their 37 attempts (48.6%). In all, the Nuggets shot 44 out of 88 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.0%. The Nuggets allowed the Nets to knock down 48 of their 79 tries from the field which had them shooting 60.8% in this game. They shot 50.0% from downtown by shooting 16 of 32 and finished the contest at 10 out of 15 at the free throw line (66.7%). When talking about attacking the glass, Denver permitted Brooklyn to snag 41 in total (8 on the offensive side).
Nikola Jokić ended up being a factor for the Nuggets in the matchup. He converted 8 out of 17 in this game giving him a rate of 47.1%, which gave him 23 points. Jokić pulled down 8 rebounds in his 34:20 minutes of time on the court and totaled 11 assists for the game. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Denver was Will Barton. He scored 22 points in 37:43 mins played by way of 8 out of 14 shooting for the game. Barton wrapped this one up going 57.1% from the field and also earning 2 dimes and 2 rebounds.
Denver has a mark of 5-6 so far this year. Denver has totaled 1,281 points on the year (116.5 per contest) and they average 41.7 rebounds per game. The Nuggets are committing 20.5 fouls per contest while shooting 73.5% from the free throw line. When it comes to offense, the Nuggets are shooting 49.4% from the field, which is ranked 1st in the league. They are dishing out assists 27.2 times per contest (3rd in the league) and they turn it over 14.8 times per game. The Nuggets on the defensive side of the court are 23rd in basketball in points per game surrendered with 113.6. They are able to force 15.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 48.3% from the field (26th in the league). The Denver defense gives up 39.0% on 3-point shots (144 of 369) and opponents are connecting on 76.7% of their free throw shots. They concede 26.8 dimes and 41.0 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 27th and 2nd in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Denver (-5) and over 229 points
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