The Denver Nuggets (0-1) visit the Chase Center Monday to take on the Golden State Warriors (1-0). Tip-off is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Nuggets vs. Warriors odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.
The Nuggets-Warriors playoff series kicked off Saturday night with the Dubs using a +12 second quarter and +9 third quarter to pull away. The final score was 123-107. The Over hit, and the Warriors covered as 6.5-point favorites.
Golden State was led by G Jordan Poole, who scored 30 points. G Stephen Curry played just 22 minutes, scoring 16. The Warriors are 42-37-4 against the spread (ATS) this season and 6-1 ATS in the last 7.
The Nuggets watched reigning MVP C Nikola Jokic struggle. He scored 25 points, but took 25 shots and had a 2-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio.
Denver is 2-5 ATS in its last 7. The Nuggets are 12-10 ATS as road underdogs this season. Golden State is 21-16-2 ATS as a home favorite.
Nuggets at Warriors odds and lines
- Money line: Nuggets +250 (bet $100 to win $250) | Warriors -320 (bet $320 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Nuggets +7.5 (-122) | Warriors -7.5 (-102)
- Over/Under (O/U): 223.5 (O: -112 | U: -108)
Nuggets at Warriors key injuries
- G Jamal Murray (knee) out
- F Michael Porter Jr. (spine) out
Nuggets at Warriors picks and predictions
Warriors 118, Nuggets 110
While the Warriors showed their championship DNA in Game 1, betting on them with a -320 tag doesn’t make much sense. Only Denver at +250 has value, but I’d still pass there.