The Nuggets and Warriors will face off on TNT tonight. This will be the third time that these two teams have played each other this season with the Nuggets winning each of the first two games 108-105 and 120-114. Let's take a look at tonight's matchup and get into our Nuggets vs Warriors Prediction - NBA Picks 1/4/24.
Golden State Warriors:
The Warriors are currently positioned 11th in the Western Conference. They have been scoring 116.9 points per 100 possessions (12th in the NBA), but their defense has been a bit of a concern, surrendering 116.2 points (20th in the league). The team has shown flashes of brilliance but has struggled to find consistent form.
Key players like Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson will be crucial in this matchup, especially with Draymond Green indefinitely suspended and other players like Gary Payton II out with injuries.
The Nuggets are having a strong season, sitting third in the Western Conference with a 24-11 record. They've won eight of their last ten games and are 10-8 in away games.
Nikola Jokic, the standout performer for the Nuggets, had a significant impact in their last meeting with the Warriors, scoring 26 points with 14 rebounds and eight assists. The team will likely focus on feeding Jokic at the low post to exploit his matchup advantage.
Analysts are favoring the Denver Nuggets in this matchup, given their recent form and the 2-0 lead against the Warriors this season. The Nuggets' strategy to slow down the game and utilize Jokic’s strengths could be key in outlasting the Warriors.
The game is predicted to be high-scoring, but the prediction leans towards the Nuggets winning with a -3 point spread.
Nuggets 117 Warriors 111