Denver Nuggets vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 4/27/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Denver (+9)
The Golden State Warriors will take on the Denver Nuggets at Chase Center on Wednesday in Game 5 of their series. The Warriors lead 3-1. Denver opens as 9-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total is 226.
The Nuggets took home the win by a score of 126-121 in Game 4. In reference to fouls, the Nuggets walked away with 31 while the Warriors finished the game with 15 fouls. They also converted 12 of 34 tries from beyond the perimeter. Golden State shot 71.9% when shooting free throws by making 23 of their 32 attempts. In addition, Golden State had 27 boards (9 offensive, 18 defensive) and added 2 rejections. Golden State earned 36 dimes and had 26 steals for this game. In regard to the defense, Denver allowed 50.0% from the field on 43 of 86 shooting. They also recorded 28 assists in this matchup while forcing the opposition into 3 turnovers and having 9 steals. In the matter of pulling down boards, they earned 33 with 5 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Nuggets buried 29 of their 36 attempts for a rate of 80.6%. Denver wrapped up the game with a 56.2% field goal percentage (41 of 73) and knocked down 15 out of their 31 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Nikola Jokic is someone who was a factor in the game. Jokic ended up shooting 66.7% from the floor and earned 6 assists. He played for 38 mins and also snagged 8 boards. He had 37 points on 14 of 21 shooting.
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Denver heads into this matchup with a mark of 48-34 on the year. They are averaging 112.7 points per contest (10th in basketball) while hitting 48.3% from the field. The Nuggets are connecting on 35.3% on three-point attempts (1,039 of 2,944) and 79.5% from the free throw line. As a team, Denver is pulling down 44.1 boards per game and has totaled 2,279 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 3rd in the league in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 14.5 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 20.0 personal fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Nuggets have forced 12.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.9 personal fouls. They are conceding 34.6% from 3-point land and they rank 14th in the league in PPG allowed (110.4). The Nuggets defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 47.0% (3,367 of 7,168) and they concede 42.4 rebounds per game as a team. They are currently ranked 22nd in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 2,082 relinquished on the season.
In terms of Game 4 rebounding, Golden State permitted Denver to snag 28 overall (5 on the offensive glass). They finished 48.4% from distance by going 15 out of 31 and finished the contest at 29 out of 36 from the free throw line (80.6%). The Warriors allowed the Nuggets to knock down 41 of 73 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 56.2% for the game. When the final whistle blew, the Warriors went 43 out of 86 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.0%. In regard to shots from 3-point land, Golden State buried 12 out of 34 attempts (35.3%). They were able to make 23 of the free throw tries for a rate of 71.9%. The Nuggets committed 20 fouls for the game which got the Warriors to the charity stripe for 32 attempts. They also turned the ball over 15 times, while getting 15 steals in the game. The Warriors were able to snag 27 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 36 for the game.
Stephen Curry ended up being a major contributor for the Warriors in this contest. Curry tallied 33 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 8 assists for the game. He made 10 of 23 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 43.5%, and had 3 rebounds.
Golden State has a record of 53-29 for the year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Warriors are hitting on 46.9% from the floor, which is ranked 10th in basketball. Golden State has scored 9,102 points this season (111.0 per contest) and they grab 45.5 rebounds per game. They are getting an assist 27.1 times per contest (5th in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 14.9 times per contest. The Warriors commit 21.0 fouls per game and they connect on 76.9% from the charity stripe.
The Warriors on the defensive side of the court are 3rd in the league in PPG given up with 105.5. They have forced 14.5 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 43.8% from the floor (2nd in the league). The Golden State defense concedes 33.9% on shots from 3-point land (1,000 of 2,948) and their opponents are making 75.9% of their free throw attempts. They give up 22.9 dimes and 42.6 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 2nd and 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Golden State (-9)
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