Nuggets vs. Warriors NBA Picks on the Spread

Jeff Grant

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 2:00 PM GMT

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 2:00 PM GMT

The Golden State Warriors have enjoyed great success against the spread when taking on the Denver Nuggets recently, as the two teams prepare to face off Wednesday night. How have we decided to place our NBA picks in tonight's matchup?

Let’s take a closer look at the NBA odds for this Western Conference affair at Oracle Arena, with the opening tip scheduled for 10:30 p.m. ET.

Make sure to also check out our: NBA Wednesday Picks of the Day

Life on the road

Denver has allowed an average of 114 points over its last five road games, as it attempts to bounce back from a 118-103 victory over the Utah Jazz as six-point favorites Monday. 

The Nuggets are 8-10 SU when playing away from the Mile High City, including a 4-8 mark versus conference rivals 

During the 2013-14 campaign, the team is 2-2 SUATS as road underdogs of 6.5 to 9 points, with no clear edge in terms of the betting total (2-2 Over/Under). 

A well deserved break 

The Golden State Warriors have played more games than any team in the league despite enjoying a recent four-day layoff, as it looks to improve to 12-1 SU in its last 13 contests. 

The Warriors have four of five probable starters averaging in double figures, with point guard Stephen Curry leading the way at 23 points a contest. 

It’s important to point out that the franchise is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games when playing on three or more days rest. 

Quality bench 

NBA handicappers will have an interest in backing the road underdog in this spot, considering the Nuggets’ bench is third in the NBA in averaging 41.7 points per game and first in grabbing 19.1 rebounds per game. 

Denver’s bench has outscored its opponent in that important statistical category in 28 of 36 games—putting up 50-or-more points in nine games already. 

Starting lineup

When the Warriors have their opening day starting five of Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, David Lee and Andrew Bogut intact—they’ve compiled a dominating 20-4 SU record. 

Golden State has won 25 of its first 39 games for the first time since 1991-92, which has led to six of its players landing on the NBA All-Star ballot. 

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Prediction 

I’m going to recommend that readers back the Warriors with their NBA picks, as they’ve gone 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games versus teams with a losing road record. 

NBA Pick:  Golden State Warriors -7

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