Denver Nuggets at Golden State Warriors Game 2 odds, picks and predictions

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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

Nuggets

  • G Jamal Murray (knee) out
  • F Michael Porter Jr. (spine) out

Warriors

Nuggets at Warriors picks and predictions

Prediction

Warriors 118, Nuggets 110

Money line

PASS.

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.

Author: Lucy Green