Golden State Warriors vs Denver Nuggets Predictions, Odds, Picks

Written by: Christian Jope
Updated October 14, 2022
5 min read
  • After falling to 3rd in the Western Conference, the Warriors look to get back on the winning trend.
  • The Denver Nuggets look to reaffirm their grip on 6th in the Western Conference.
  • The Nuggets have won both meetings with the Warriors this season.

Golden State Warriors vs Denver Nuggets Odds

Golden State Warriors Vs Denver Nuggets

Golden State Warriors vs Denver Nuggets Pick

The Denver Nuggets are looking for another win in their season series against the Golden State Warriors. Struggling to keep their opponents out of the paint and committing many mistakes of their own, the Warriors aren’t in the type of form that can help them beat the ultra-efficient Nuggets!

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Denver Nuggets def. Golden State Warriors

Head-to-Head: Golden State Warriors vs Denver Nuggets

Golden State Warriors
Head-to-Head Denver Nuggets
Steve Kerr Head Coach Michael Malone
43-21 (3rd in West) Standing 37-26 (6th in West)
L-L-L-L Form W-L-W-W
112.1 (11th of 30) Off Rtg 112.9 (9th of 30)
105.7 (1st of 30) Def Rtg 110.0 (10th of 30)
98.7 (12th of 30) Pace 97.6 (20th of 30)

Leaders (Per Game)

S. Curry (25.8) PPG N. Jokic (25.4)
D. Green (7.6) RPG N. Jokic (13.8)
D. Green (7.4) APG N. Jokic (7.9)
D. Green, G. Payton II (1.4) SPG N. Jokic (1.4)
D. Green (1.2) BPG N. Jokic (0.7)
G. Payton II (.612)/S. Curry (8.5) FG%/FGM N. Jokic (.567)/N. Jokic (9.7)
A. Wiggins (.407)/S. Curry (4.6) 3P%/3PM Z. Nnaji (.487)/W. Barton (2.2)

Injury Report

Player Team Date Status Info
James Wiseman Golden State Warriors 1 Nov 2021 Out (Knee) Wiseman has been cleared to participate in full team practices.
Draymond Green Golden State Warriors 21 Feb 2022 Out (Back) Green is hoping to return within 3-4 weeks.
Andre Iguodala Golden State Warriors 26 Feb 2022 Out (Back) There is no timetable for Iguodala’s return.
Gary Payton II Golden State Warriors 6 Mar 2022 Day to Day (Knee) Payton II was OUT for Golden State’s Saturday (Mar 5) game.
Jamal Murray Denver Nuggets 22 Jul 2021 Out (Knee) Murray is recovering from a torn ACL and there is no timetable for his return.
Vlatko Cancar Denver Nuggets 7 Jan 2022 Out (Foot) Cancar underwent surgery on his foot and will be re-evaluated in 12 weeks.
Michael Porter Jr. Denver Nuggets 27 Feb 2022 Out (Back) Porter Jr. has been cleared for on-court contact and is hoping to return sometime in March.
Zeke Nnaji Denver Nuggets 5 Mar 2022 Day to Day (Knee) Nnaji did not play in Denver’s Sunday (Mar 6) game.

How can the Warriors beat the Nuggets?

The Golden State Warriors are up against one of their toughest matchups when they take on the Nuggets. Winless in two games against the Nuggets this season, Golden State needs to be perfect to break their losing streak.

It hasn’t been their offensive performance that has fallen short, but they haven’t been able to contain their opponents on the defensive side of the ball. Over their last four games, all losses, the Warriors allowed their opponents to shoot 51.3% from the field and 42.1% from three-point range.

The Warriors are going to struggle with Denver’s interior presence. If Golden State can resurrect their defensive standards and guard as a team, their offence is strong enough to earn a win against the Nuggets.

Warriors Key Player: (G) Stephen Curry

The Golden State Warriors will need to rely on Curry more than ever if they want to steal a win from the Denver Nuggets. He was brilliant scoring the ball in his last game, but couldn’t lead them to victory.

In the Warriors’ 116-124 loss to the Lakers, Curry posted 30 points 4 rebounds, and converted on 4 of his 9 three-point field goals. His ability to shoot was on full display, but he’ll need to be more involved with the playmaking.

One of the top passing teams in the NBA, 3rd with 27.2 assists per game, the Warriors struggled with their ball movement last game. To beat the Nuggets, Curry may need to make up for the playmaking loss with Draymond Green’s injury.

How can the Nuggets beat the Warriors?

The Denver Nuggets have had the Warriors’ number throughout this season. To do it three times in a row won’t be easy, but they have the blueprint.

In two games against the Golden State Warriors, the Nuggets were able to dominate the glass and limit the Warriors’ three-point field goals. Denver’s size advantage worked wonders for them, as they’ve struggled to shoot the three against Golden State – just an average of 11 of 34.5 in two games.

Golden State are on a losing streak, and will come out firing. As they look to overwhelm the Nuggets, Denver must retain what gave them success against the Warriors in past games. Dominating the paint will be their best avenue toward another win.

Nuggets Key Player: (C) DeMarcus Cousins

With new inspiration for his career, DeMarcus Cousins has rewarded the Denver Nuggets with some fantastic play. With Nikola Jokic out, Cousins was able to fill in admirably.

In his start against the Houston Rockets, Cousins put on a vintage performance. Dominant across the floor, Cousins posted 31 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals on 10 of 14 shooting from the field.

The Warriors aren’t particularly strong in the paint, so DeMarcus Cousins should have the advantage on the offensive end. How he keeps up with the Warriors on the defensive end will determine how long he will stay on the court.

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Where Ball Arena, Denver, Colorado
When 9:00 PM EST, March 7th, 2022
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