Nuggets vs Warriors Prediction, Odds & Betting Insights for NBA Game on FanDuel Sportsbook (Oct. 21)
Nuggets vs Warriors Game Info
2022-23 NBA Regular Season Game
Denver Nuggets (0-1, 0-1 Away) vs. Golden State Warriors (1-0, 1-0 Home)
Date: Friday, Oct. 21, 2022
Time: 10 p.m. ET
Venue: Chase Center — San Francisco, CA
The 2022-23 NBA season-opening week continues on Friday, featuring a Western Conference clash between the Denver Nuggets and Golden State Warriors. The Nuggets' season didn't start as planned as the team picked up a shocking 123-102 loss to the Utah Jazz on Wednesday.
The same can't be said for the Warriors, who were successful with a 123-109 victory against the Los Angeles Lakers. To the surprise of few, Stephen Curry led the way for his Golden State brethren, finishing with 33 points, seven assists, six rebounds and four steals.
Nuggets vs Warriors Odds & Spread
All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: DEN: (+166) | GSW: (-198)
Spread: DEN: +4.5 (-108) | GSW: -4.5 (-112)
Total: 229 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Warriors enter this contest as clear home favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 229, which is among the highest of Friday's projected totals.
Nuggets vs Warriors Prediction & Pick
One of the Nuggets' biggest issues in their season-opening loss was that they couldn't shoot from the perimeter. They went a putrid 5-of-22 (22.7%) from three-point range, whereas the Jazz converted on 42.1% of their chances.
It's common knowledge just how lethal the Warriors can be from behind the arc. Golden State averaged 14.3 threes made (No. 2) on a 36.6% conversion rate (No. 4) last season and hit 16 three-pointers against the Lakers on Tuesday.
As great as Nikola Jokic and co. are, the Warriors' three-point shooting will lead to the Nuggets' downfall unless something has drastically changed. With Golden State also having home-court advantage, I'll take the Warriors coming out on top.
Final Score Prediction: Warriors: 118 | Nuggets: 107
Nuggets vs Warriors Betting Trends
- Denver is 4-13 straight up in its last 17 games against Golden State.
- Golden State is 6-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven games against the Western Conference.
- The total has hit the over in five of Denver's last seven games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Golden State's last five games against Denver.
Nuggets vs Warriors Best Bet
The Warriors have gotten the best of the Nuggets lately, especially as far as the spread is concerned. Golden State is 5-2 ATS in its last seven games against Denver, winning five times by an average margin of 11.2 points.
With their three-point shooting giving them an advantage, I'm taking the Warriors to cover the 4.5-point spread.
Bet: Warriors -4.5 (-112)
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