Nuggets vs. Warriors Game 5 NBA Playoffs Odds and Preview – April 27th, 2022

The Nuggets lift their spirits after a 126-121 home win over the Warriors in Game 4. But as the series heads back to San Francisco for Game 5, the Warriors play in familiar territory and will look to finish the series.

Nitrobetting is more than ready for the postseason. Find a full preview of the Nuggets vs. Warriors game below. We present you with game details, team and player stats, the latest NBA betting odds, trends, and predictions–all of which help you lock in on the best picks.

Nuggets vs. Warriors Game 5 Information

  • When: Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 10:00 PM ET
  • Where: Chase Center, San Francisco, CA
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: Altitude Sports Radio 92.5 FM (Nuggets) / 95.7 The Game (Warriors)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: Nuggets (+8.5) / Warriors (-8.5)

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Why Bet on the Denver Nuggets?

Nikola Jokic has been doing the heavy lifting for a while now. The Serbian big man leads the series in points with 11.8 per game. He also tops the Nuggets in rebounds with 35.3 per game. As a team, they average 113 points and 39.8 rebounds per game. Although the rest of the team needs to produce more to keep up with the Warriors, we’ve seen the side hit back and grab a heartening home win in Game 4.

Rebounding is one of the most important elements of Denver basketball. With Jokic on the floor, they average over four rebounds more than the Warriors. This could introduce more second-chance points that could be crucial to the game.

The Nuggets need to protect the ball more with 16.8 turnovers per game–three more than the Warriors. They also trail in steals with 7.5 per game versus the Warriors’ 9.3 per game. Cleaning up the rough edges could help the visitors keep the scoreline close.

There’s no room for error now that the Nuggets are a game away from falling in the first round. If Jokic and company can repeat their latest performance, this could spark a more balanced matchup against an imposing Warriors squad.

Why Bet on the Golden State Warriors?

The Warriors and its ‘Death Lineup’ features arguably the best starting five in the league. With the ‘Splash Brothers’ Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, floor general Draymond Green, and two heavily-improved players in Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins, Golden State has plenty to offer in the series. The team also peaked well and is relatively healthy coming into the playoffs, which is a huge plus for Steve Kerr.

The deep bench squad also makes for a consistent Warriors squad. Gary Payton II offers plenty of intensity off the bench, alongside Otto Porter Jr., Jonathan Kuminga, and Juan Toscano-Anderson. Needless to say, the Dubs have enough firepower to take down any team in the league right now.

Golden State averages 122 points per game since the start of the playoffs. Steph Curry leads the team in scoring with 27.5 points per game. They also have better ball movement than the two teams with 28.8 assists per game. Draymond Green leads the individual statistics in assists, recording 7.8 dishes per game. Ultimately, the Warriors are the better shooters in this series. They average 53.1% from the field and 42.3% from deep. However, the squad needs work from the line with a 69.9% free-throw shooting percentage in the series.

Nuggets vs. Warriors Betting Trends

  • The Nuggets are 3-2 in their last five road games (2-3 ATS).
  • The Nuggets are 2-2 in their last four road games against the Warriors (2-2 ATS).
  • The totals went over in four of the Nuggets’ last five road games against the Warriors.
  • The Warriors are 2-3 in their last five post-season games at Chase Center (2-3 ATS).
  • The Warriors are 3-2 in their last five home games against the Nuggets (3-2 ATS).
  • The totals have gone over in four of the Warriors’ last five home games against the Nuggets.

Nuggets vs. Warriors Expert Betting Prediction

The Warriors get some breathing room back at the Chase Center on Wednesday night. They now know that the Nuggets are capable of a win, which urges them to take more caution. Regardless, the Warriors remain the favorites coming into the game with home advantage on their side of the ball. Meanwhile, the Nuggets get another lease on life following a Game 4 victory. We should see more pace coming from the side and close down on the spread. Grabbing a win is not impossible for the side. However, Denver needs to fire on all cylinders to keep this one close.

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