Golden State and Denver would have made for an entertaining Western Conference Finals last season, but the Warriors couldn’t get past the Lakers in the second round.
The Nuggets wound up winning their first championship, but the question is: Was that a fluke and is Golden State still the team to beat in the West?
So far, Denver is to be nearly unstoppable as the Nuggets won seven of their first eight games, including three straight double-digit home wins against the Mavericks, Bulls, and Pelicans.
Warriors vs. Nuggets prediction
(10 p.m. ET, ESPN)
The Wolves rolled the Nuggets in a playoff rematch in Minnesota, but Denver has taken care of its business, especially at home, to begin the season.
Golden State lost its opener to Phoenix, but the Warriors have been impressive, especially on the road by posting a 5-1 mark away from Chase Center.
This is the fourth game of the road swing tonight for the Warriors following a 120-109 victory at Detroit on Monday night as nine-point favorites.
The Warriors dropped all three matchups with the Nuggets last season, including a two-point defeat at Ball Arena late in the season as Nikola Jokic sat out for Denver.
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This is the final stop of a four-game road trip for Steve Kerr’s team, but the Warriors should be pretty motivated to beat the defending champions, especially after going 0-3 against Denver last season.
Golden State sits as a 3.5-point road underdog in this contest as the Warriors own a 1-1 straight-up and against-the-spread record when getting points this season.
Best Bet: Golden State +3.5 (BetMGM)