Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets: Pro Basketball Betting Odds and Picks
Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets
Monday, 12/23/13, 9:00 PM EST
Opening Point Spread: Denver -2.5
Current Betting Line: Denver -2.5
Opening Total: 208.5
Current Total: 208.5
Odds Courtesy of Bookmaker
Golden State has alternated wins and losses over its last four games, as it comes off a 102-83 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers as 13.5-point home favorites last Saturday, while going UNDER the betting total for the third time in four contests. The Warriors are 6-9 SU on the road this season, including a 5-8 mark versus Western Conference opponents, which is hard to ignored when looking over the pro basketball odds page. It’s also important to point out that the franchise defeated Denver 4-2 in the First Round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs. Golden State is 12-5-1 ATS in its last 18 road games versus a team with a winning home record.
The Warriors lead the NBA in having 11 games decided by four or fewer points this season—posting a losing 4-7 record in that situation. Golden State has played 15 games away from home this season, which is tied for the second-most in the league in that category. The team is 11-2 when holding the opposition to under 100 points this season and has compiled a solid 18-8 record in the month of December dating back to last season.
Denver will look to snap a three-game losing streak, as it returns home after suffering a 112-91 defeat to the Los Angeles Clippers as 8.5-point road underdogs last Saturday, while going UNDER the betting total for a seventh consecutive contest. The Nuggets are 7-5 at home this season, but have a losing 4-5 record versus conference foes at the Pepsi Center. The franchise 16-2 SU against Golden State at this venue since the start of the 2003-04 campaign. Denver is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 opportunities against teams that hail from the NBA Pacific Division.
The Nuggets continue to get great production out of their reserves, as their bench has outscored their opponent in 21 of their first 26 games this season, while ranking third in the league in averaging 43.9 points and first in grabbing 20.6 rebounds per game. Denver shot just 35.2 percent from the field against Los Angeles last time out—the lowest field goal percentage in a game for the squad since April 15, 2009.
Sports bettors will likely back the Warriors due to their 6-0 ATS mark in the last six meetings in this series.
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