Nuggets vs. Warriors Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for April 2 (Don't Expect Fireworks Inside Ball Arena)
By Larry Rupp
Nuggets vs. Warriors Game Info
- Date: Sunday, April 2, 2023
- Time: 8:30 PM ET
- Venue: Ball Arena -- Denver, Colorado
- Coverage: NBA TV, ALT, and NBCS-BA
The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Sunday with 13 more games, including a battle between the Golden State Warriors and Denver Nuggets. The Warriors rank fifth in the Western Conference with a 41-37 record, while the Nuggets check in first with a 51-26 record. This should be a thrilling matchup.
Golden State enters as a victor in five of its last six games following a 130-115 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday. Meanwhile, Denver has won four of its last six games, but fell short in a 100-93 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Friday. Which Western Conference contender will win on Sunday?
Nuggets vs. Warriors Odds & Spread
- All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: DEN: (-136) | GSW: (+116)
- Spread: DEN: -2.5 (-114) | GSW: +2.5 (-106)
- Total: 234.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Nuggets enter this contest as slight home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 234.5 points, which is above average compared to Sunday's projected totals.
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Nuggets vs. Warriors Betting Trends
- Denver is 1-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last six home games.
- The total has hit the over in six of Denver's last seven games against Golden State.
- Golden State is 1-12 ATS in its last 13 away games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Golden State's last five away games against Denver.
Nuggets vs. Warriors Prediction & Pick
The Nuggets have notably dropped back-to-back games without MVP candidate Nikola Jokic in the lineup. Denver would certainly like to see their star player back soon, even with the No. 1 seed firmly in its possession. He remains listed as questionable to play tonight with lingering right calf tightness.
The Warriors have been horrible on the road in this campaign (9-29 record), but they have won each of their last two games away from home and rank second in road scoring this season (117.3 points per game). Momentum is on their side and facing a banged up Denver team doesn't hurt, either.
Back a Warriors team that has won nine of its last 10 games in April to pull off the upset on Sunday.
Final Score Prediction: Nuggets: 112 | Warriors: 116
Nuggets vs. Warriors Best Bet
These may be two of the best offenses in the NBA, but Golden State and Denver have been stepping up on the defensive end as of late. The Nuggets are giving up an average of only 105.8 points over it last eight games and the total has unsurprisingly hit the under in every one of those contests as well.
The under has also cashed in four of Golden State's last six games overall as they are holding foes to an average of 111.3 points during that span. The possibility of Jokic as well as Jamal Murray being sidelined doesn't help the idea of the over cashing in this one, so back a low-scoring showdown.
Bet: Under 234.5 Total Points (-110)
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