Denver Sports Betting: Nuggets set to host struggling Warriors

Mar 1, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray (27) and center Nikola Jokic (15) celebrate following a timeout called in the fourth quarter against the Toronto Raptors at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Sports Betting is here to provide a betting preview of tonight’s Denver Nuggets game.

The Nuggets (41-19) will look to autonomously take advantage of a 13-win Golden State Warriors team at home with tip-off set for 7 p.m. MST.

After winning three championships in a four-year span, the Warriors have regressed to bottom of the Western Conference standings.

Betting trends: 

The Nuggets initially opened as 15 point home favorites, but that number has since spiked to Denver -16, per the Action Network.  Despite being heavy favorites, the public is backing the Warriors ATS with 66% of public money heading towards the dubs.

The Nuggets are coming off of a massive win against the defending NBA Champion Toronto Raptors Sunday. Denver has been playing well as late, winning seven of its last 10 games.

The same can’t be said for the Warriors who are 1-9 in their last 10 games, including a 124-110 loss to the Washington Wizards at home on Sunday.

The point total opened at 216 and has jumped all the way to 218.5, with 84% of public bets heading towards the over.

The over has hit in two of Denver’s last three games, while the under has hit in four of Golden State’s last five contests.

Denver will look to exploit Warrior’s weak defense from the get-go. The Warriors own a defensive rating of 112.7, which is one of the worst ratings in the NBA this season.

Additionally, Golden State has struggled with allowing points off of turnovers. The Warriors allow an average of 18.1 points per game off of turnovers, which is the second-highest mark in the West.

The Nuggets offense, in particular Jamal Murray, Will Barton and Nikola Jokic should thrive against Golden State’s defense.

With Draymond Green out due to injury, the Warriors will be thin on defense, so Murray and Barton should be able to open up the court, which will allow Jokic to stretch the floor.

Injuries:

Nuggets:

Paul Millsap – Game-time decision

Noah Vonleh – Game-time decision

Warriors: 

Draymond Green – out

Kevon Looney – out

Chasson Randle – expected to be available

Stephen Curry – out

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