The 47-35 Golden St Warriors will be the road team when they hook up with the 57-25 Denver Nuggets in Game 1 of their best of seven NBA Playoff Series on Saturday afternoon. This NBA pro basketball playoff game will tip off from Denver at 2:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.
The odds from the NBA playoff game one has the home club Denver Nuggets favored by -7 points with an over under line of 209 ½ points. There has been no line movement in this game since the odds came out a few hours ago.
The Nuggets and Warriors have met four times this season with Denver winning and covering the point spread in three of the four games. Three games went over and one played under the total. Denver won and covered the point spread in both of the games at home.
Golden St has a road record of 19-22 on the season. Down the stretch of the season the team was playing for seeding and won two straight and six of their past nine games. By defeating San Antonio and Portland in their final two games they landed in the sixth seed and avoided San Antonio and Oklahoma City in the first round of the playoffs. The Warriors are a good offense ranking in the top eleven of the league in all four key areas. They are the best three point shooting team in the NBA as they make 40.3% from beyond the arc. The team pushes across 101.2 points a game and rank fourth at the free throw line connecting on 79%. A huge improvement on this team has been their defense. They are seventh in the NBA in defensive field goal percentage and rank seventh defending threes. The team gives up 43.9% from field to opponents. In his fourth season point guard Stephen Curry now sees if he can take his game to a playoff level He makes 45.3% of his threes on the year.
The Nuggets are 38-3 playing at home. Denver was playing hard down the stretch to earn home court advantage in the first round and was able to avoid the LA Clippers or the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round of the playoffs by winning three straight and eight of their past nine games. They are the top scoring offense in the NBA by averaging 106.1 points a game. They connect on 47.8% from the floor good for fifth best league wide. They have their flaws and its came from the three point and free throw line where Denver ranks near the bottom in both key categories. Like Golden St we have seen improvement on the defensive end of the court as the team gives up 44.4% shooting to opponents ranking in the top half of the NBA. Denver is the second best rebounding team this season.