Warriors vs. Nuggets prediction and odds for Thursday, February 2 (Bet on Denver)

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports /

The Golden State Warriors blew a lead to lose to the Minnesota Timberwolves in overtime on Wednesday night, and now they are major underdogs against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday.

Denver is atop the Western Conference, winning its last game against the New Orleans Pelicans. These teams met in the playoffs last season, and it appears that could happen again but this time with the Warriors as the lower seed.

Golden State is just 26-25 on the season and has struggled mightily on the road (7-19 straight up).

With this being the second game of a back-to-back, Golden State is expected to sit Klay Thompson, and it appears Steph Curry and Draymond Green could both miss this game as well.

Can the Warriors young guns keep it close with a Denver team that is 23-4 at home?

Here are the latest odds and a pick:

Warriors vs. Nuggets odds, spread and total

Warriors vs. Nuggets prediction and pick

The spread for this game suggests that Curry and Green will sit, which leads me to a bet on the Nuggets at home.

The Warriors have been brutal on the road regardless of the lineup, and now they have to face the best home team in the NBA.

Denver is a top-10 team in both offensive and defensive rating at home this season, and it is 14-10-1 against the spread as a home favorite.

The Warriors don’t have anyone who can match up with Nikola Jokic one-on-one, and Denver’s offense has been humming as of late, moving to the No. 1 offensive rating in the NBA.

I can’t trust the Warriors on a back-to-back without their key veterans. Lay the points with Denver.

Find Peter Dewey’s full betting record here.

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