The Warriors vs Nuggets matchup, one of the biggest games to be played this Thursday in the NBA, will have a lot of drama as the defending league champion will face the leader by a significant margin of the Western Conference.
These teams have met twice so far this season, with Denver winning both meetings on the road. However, this will be the first matchup of the campaign in Colorado, and the home team is the big favorite.
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Predictions, Odds, and Betting Preview for the Golden State Warriors vs Denver Nuggets NBA Regular Season Game on February 2, 2023
- Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
- When: Thursday, February 02, 2023, 09:00 PM E.T.
Betting on the Golden State Warriors
- Season record: 26-25.
The Golden State Warriors must travel to Denver after yesterday’s home game against the Timberwolves. It seems like this team is bringing back their best performance, since before this match they had won 3 consecutive victories.
However, they were defeated by the Wolves in overtime, by a score of 114-119. As a result, they are currently in eighth position in the Western Conference. Despite being nine games behind the leaders, the gap in these two teams’ season-long performances is clear.
One of the main reasons the Warriors have stayed afloat despite their poor performance on defense (they have an average of 118.0 points allowed per night) has been their performance on offense: they are ranked as the second-best team in this department, averaging 118.1 points.
Betting on the Denver Nuggets
- Season record: 35-16.
The Denver Nuggets got back to winning ways after defeating the New Orleans Pelicans in this same venue, a result that ended a mini losing streak of two consecutive defeats. However, this has not affected their position in the overall standings, and they still are 2.5 games ahead of its closest rival.
The numbers at home have been really good for this team, as they have won 23 of the 27 games they played at home. These numbers fill them with confidence ahead of this match against such a powerful opponent in attack.
The home side has been able to win 3 of their 4 most recent matchups against the Warriors, a trend that may continue to extend in this new meeting for several reasons.
First, the level of play at the Pepsi Center, which is noteworthy, as they have been practically unbeatable when playing at home. The second, Golden State’s poor performance in away games: they’ve lost 18 of the 25 games played in that condition.
These negative numbers, combined with the poor defensive performance, plus the physical wear and tear of back-to-back games, give the Nuggets everything they need to pull out one more win on Thursday.
Prediction: Denver Nuggets Spread.