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Warriors at Nuggets: 10/21/18 betting odds and analysis

The Warriors are 3.5 point favorites in their second straight road game at altitude.

NBA: Golden State Warriors at Utah Jazz
The Warriors are 3.5 point favorites for their Sunday evening game against the Nuggets.
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It doesn’t get any easier for the Golden State Warriors as they face another rising Western Conference team in the Denver Nuggets at another challenging venue at altitude.

Here we discuss the odds and analysis from a betting perspective.

When: Sunday October 21st, 2018 at 5:00pm PST

Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado

TV: NBC Sports Bay Area

Line: Warriors -3.5, total at 231

Injuries: Michael Porter Jr. (back) is out, Jarred Vanderbilt (foot) is out and Isaiah Thomas (hip) is out for the Nuggets.

Shaun Livingston (knee) is probable, Draymond Green (ankle) is probable, Andre Iguodala (calf) is questionable and DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) is out for the Warriors.

Denver Nuggets

The Nuggets have started strong this season, winning and covering in their first two games against the Clippers and Suns, respectively.

Nikola Jokic has been a force to start the season, collecting a triple-double against Phoenix and leading the team in scoring for both of Denver’s games.

Paul Milsap has had double-digit rebounds in each game and solid team defense from the Nuggets has been a factor in each of their games going under the total.

NBA: Phoenix Suns at Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic is the Nuggets leading scorer through two games.
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Golden State Warriors

The Warriors come off an exhilarating one-point, last-second win against a team and in a place that have both been difficult recently, beating the Jazz 124-123 in Salt Lake City on Friday night.

Kevin Durant scored 38 points with 9 rebounds and 7 assists while Stephen Curry continued to play like an MVP candidate, adding 31 points of his own and clutch three-point shooting.

The Dubs have won both games but are 0-2 against the spread and 1-1 to the over/under.

NBA: Golden State Warriors at Utah Jazz
KD had a huge game against the Jazz on Friday night.
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Analysis

Another stiff road test, another smaller than usual line for the world champion Warriors.

Once again, this spread seems like Vegas is just begging for bettors to take the Warriors, implying that the Nuggets are likely to play a close game with the Dubs.

Over the past two seasons, the Nuggets have covered four of the last seven games against the Dubs with five of the seven games going over the total.

The Warriors lost both of their games in Denver in each of their last February match-ups but have won and covered at the Pepsi Center, with the total going over, in each of the last times they faced off in November.

Based on the trend of the past two seasons and the Nuggets playing on back-to-back nights, we like the chances of the Warriors winning and covering this game with a slight lean to the over.

Poll

What is your best bet for Warriors at Nuggets on 10/21/18?

This poll is closed

  • 40%
    Warriors -3.5
    (66 votes)
  • 24%
    Denver +3.5
    (40 votes)
  • 22%
    Over 231
    (36 votes)
  • 12%
    Under 231
    (20 votes)
162 votes total Vote Now