Nuggets vs. Warriors NBA Odds and Preview – February 16th, 2022

The Denver Nuggets hit the road to face the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night. Steve Kerr and company picked up three losses in four games. They recently fell in the hands of the Los Angeles Clippers, 119-104. The hosts look to rebound from an underwhelming week as they take on the Nuggets. Meanwhile, the visitors won four of their last five games. This was after suffering a three-game losing streak. The side looks good and is ready to challenge the second-best team in the Western Conference.

Get a full preview of the Nuggets vs. Warriors game down below. Nitrobetting goes over the game’s important points, including event details, team and player stats, and the latest NBA betting odds. More than that, we share crucial betting trends and predictions that help you lock in on the best picks.

Nuggets vs. Warriors Game Information

  • When: Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 10:00 PM ET
  • Where: Chase Center, San Francisco, CA
  • TV: NBA TV
  • Radio: Altitude Sports Radio 92.5 FM (Nuggets) // 95.7 The Game FM (Warriors)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: Nuggets (+5) / Warriors (-5)

Why Bet on the Denver Nuggets?

The Nuggets now hold the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference. They showed resilience in the past week and are now looking good after falling in a ditch with three consecutive losses. They now have two-straight wins behind them against the Raptors and the Magic, respectively. This clash against the Warriors presents one of their tougher challenges of the month.

Denver’s offense can get things done. The Nuggets average 109.8 points (13th) per game on an impressive 47.3% shooting (fourth). The team is particularly dangerous from the shorter range. They hit 55.9% of their two-point attempts (second) backed by a respectable 35.4% three-point percentage (14th). Moving the ball is also one of the team’s stronger suits. They record 27.1 assists per game and are currently the third-best record in the league.

Previewing the defense, the Nuggets also bring good figures on this end of the court. They limit opponents to 107.6 points (11th) per game. This is further improved by a consistent perimeter defense that holds teams to 33.9% three-point shooting (ninth). Additionally, the Warriors’ rebounding prowess will be tested by a 49.6 opponent total rebound (second) per game average listed by the visitors.

Monte Morris is the only starter to miss Wednesday’s game. This will be the fourth consecutive game he will miss due to a hurt hamstring. Bones Hyland takes the starting guard position while he recovers.

Why Bet on the Golden State Warriors?

The Dubs have been shaky in their last few games. They suffered a loss to the Clippers, Knicks, and the Jazz in a week. However, it’s safe to say that they have the edge over the visitors in this one. They are the superior team on both ends of the court if we look at the stats.

Golden State is just a notch better than the Nuggets when it comes to average points per game. They recorded 110.5 points (12th) in 58 games played. Golden State has some of the best shooters in the league, so there’s no question how they achieved a 46.5% shooting percentage (tenth). This involves a 55.5% two-point (third) and 36.3% three-point (fourth) shooting percentage. As a team, the Warriors list a 55.0% effective field goal percentage (second).

The Warriors are just as dangerous on defense. This is how they can pressure the Nuggets along the line. The hosts limit teams to 103.5 points (third) per game on 43.2% shooting (second). They also have a top-two opponent two-point and three-point shooting percentage, which could disrupt the offensive rhythm of the visitors.

The Splash Brothers lead the offense with help from Andrew Wiggins. Jonathan Kuminga is also doing a serviceable job covering for the injured Draymond Green.

Nuggets vs. Warriors Betting Trends

  • The Nuggets are 6-4 in the last ten road games (6-4 ATS).
  • The Nuggets are 2-3 in the last five games against the Warriors (2-3 ATS).
  • The totals went over in four of the Nuggets’ last ten road games against the Warriors.
  • The Warriors are 7-3 in the last ten home games against the Nuggets (6-4 ATS).
  • The Warriors are 8-2 in the last ten games at Chase Center (3-7 ATS).
  • The totals went under in five of the Warriors’ last five games against the Nuggets.

Nuggets vs. Warriors Expert Betting Prediction

The Warriors will miss the services of Draymond Green once again. Nevertheless, the depth in their lineup provides plenty of room for adjustments to keep the Nuggets at bay. However, the Nuggets look like the more consistent team in recent days. Although there’s no denying the Warriors’ overall record, this game might be closer than we expect it to be. The visitors are more than capable of covering the spread. They also have enough firepower to make it tough for the Warriors to pull away. What the Warriors bring to the table is a healthy lineup with the support of their home fans, which could be very intimidating even for the best of teams.

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