Denver Nuggets vs Golden State Warriors NBA Pick – Game 2

The NBA is set up with another solid slate of playoff action on Monday night. Three games are up on the board throughout April 18. One of these games will be between the Denver Nuggets and the Golden State Warriors. These two teams were strong in the regular season and will look for a quick start in this one. This game will tip off at around 10:00 PM Eastern time on TNT.

Denver earned a record of 48-34 throughout this season, which had them in sixth place of the Western Conference. The Nuggets took a tough loss in the first game of this series and will look to bounce back in this one. Denver will look to step up early in this matchup on Monday night. I expect the Nuggets to try and come out faster on the road. The Warriors put up a record of 53-29 so far this season, which has them in third place of the Western Conference. Golden State won the first game of this series after finishing the regular season on a five game winning streak. The Warriors will look to remain red hot entering this matchup. Golden State will look to take a big 2-0 series lead at home.

These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. The Nuggets have struggled a bit down the stretch, but will look to tie this series up before going back home. Golden State will look to remain red hot though. If either team can come out fast in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:
Teams Spread Money Line Total
Denver Nuggets +7 (-110) +250 Over 224 ½ (-110)
Golden State Warriors -7 (-110) -300 Under 224 ½ (-110)
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Team Data Denver Nuggets Golden State Warriors
Playoff Record 0-1 1-0
Away/ Home Playoff Record 0-1 1-0
Playoff PPG 107.0 123.0
Playoff PPG Away/ Home 107.0 123.0
Playoff PAPG 123.0 107.0
Playoff PAPG Away/ Home 123.0 107.0

Denver Nuggets and Golden State Warriors Betting Trends

Denver Nuggets

  • 35-46 ATS this season
  • 12-14 ATS as an underdog
  • 20-20 ATS in road games
  • 2-4 ATS in April
  • 8-11 ATS against Pacific division
  • 0-1 ATS in Playoffs
  • 9-10 ATS after a loss by 10 or more points
  • 14-22 ATS against team with a winning record

Golden State Warriors

  • 43-40 ATS this season
  • 32-31 ATS as a favorite
  • 25-17 ATS in home games
  • 5-1 ATS in April
  • 10-9 ATS against Northwest division
  • 1-0 ATS in Playoffs
  • 19-15 ATS after a win by 10 or more points
  • 14-12 ATS after three or more straight wins
  • 23-15 ATS against team with a winning record

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    These two teams met up in Game 1 of this series on April 16. Nikola Jokic put up 25 points and 10 rebounds, while Will Barton had 24 points. It was not enough for Denver though. Jordan Poole dropped 30 points and Klay Thompson added 19 points. Steph Curry had 16 points off the bench in his return as the Warriors earned a 123-107 win.

    Field Goal Shooting

    The Nuggets were strong shooting the ball throughout the regular season. Denver made 48.3 percent of their shots from the field, which was 2nd in the league. The Nuggets shot 35.3 percent from behind the arc, which was 16th in the NBA. Denver sunk 79.5 percent of their shots from the charity stripe, which was 8th in the league this season.

    Golden State was also solid shooting the ball during the regular season. The Warriors were shooting 46.9 percent from the field, which was 10th in the NBA. Golden State made 36.4 percent of their shots from deep, which was 8th in the league. The Warriors drained 76.9 percent of their shots from the free throw line, which was 17th in the NBA.

    These two teams were solid shooting the ball during the regular season, but the Warriors had the edge on defense. Golden State held opposing teams to a 43.8 percent from the field, which was 2nd in the league. Denver allowed their opponents to shoot 47 percent from the field, which was 21st in the NBA. The Nuggets will need to step up on defense in this series.

    Top Performers

    Nikola Jokic was the leader for Denver throughout the regular season. Jokic averaged 27.1 points, 13.8 rebounds and 7.9 assists per game. Aaron Gordon was averaging 15 points, while Will Barton averaged 14.7 points per game. Monte Morris was averaging 12.6 points and Jeff Green averaged 10.3 points per game. Bones Hyland rounded out the lineup, averaging 10.1 points per game.

    Stephen Curry was great for the Warriors on the regular season.
    Curry was averaging 25.5 points, 6.3 assists and 5.2 rebounds per game. Klay Thompson averaged 20.4 points per game, while Jordan Poole was averaging 18.5 points. Andrew Wiggins averaged 17.2 points per game to round out this lineup on the season.

    These two teams will look for their depth to step up in this one. Curry is still not quite at a 100% in this series and Denver will look to take advantage. The Nuggets also have the size advantage with Jokic and will look to dominate the paint in Game 2. If either team can have some players step up in this one, it could be enough for the win.

    Pick Overview

    These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a pivotal win in Game 2. The Warriors had Jordan Poole take over in Game 1 of this series and will look for him to remain hot. The Nuggets need to give some support to Jokic if they want to steal one on the road.

    If Denver can come out quickly, I think they will make this game tight. Bovada has Golden State listed as a -7 against the spread in this one.

    This gives a solid edge to the Warriors to take a 2-0 series lead. I think that this line should be closer to even with Denver coming off a big loss. I think the Nuggets will make some adjustment early in this one. If Denver can come out strong, I like the value on them with the points.

    The Bet
    Denver Nuggets +7
    -110
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Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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