Warriors: Nikola Jokic is probable with a right finger sprain. Jamal Murray is questionable due to left knee injury management. — Mike Singer (@msinger) October 21, 2022Denver Nuggets vs. Golden State Warriors PredictionEven though the Warriors just pulled out an impressive double-digit win on opening night, it was also against a completely discombobulated Lakers squad. Whereas the Nuggets are finally fully healthy and perceived as potential title contenders, yet they lost to a franchise that just shopped their two best players.
It’s hard to gauge how these two teams will perform tonight but with Jamal Murray questionable to play and Jokic dealing with an injury of his own. It’s easy to see why Golden State is considered the favorite in this one, outside of the fact that they’re at home. That being said, the Warriors will have to adjust to this new-look Nuggets team, as the last time these two faced off Denver was without both Murray and Porter Jr. Not to mention all of the offseason acquisitions like Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Bruce Brown, and Ish Smith, to name a few. Even if Murray doesn’t play, steady scoring contributions from Jokic, MPJ, and Aaron Gordon should help the Nuggets stay in it. While Brown and KCP can focus on trying to slow down the elite shooting of Curry, Thompson, and Poole.
5 favorites against the spread, with the team -112 (bet $112 to win $100) to cover. The Warriors are -198 on the moneyline, while the Nuggets check in at +166 (bet $100 to win $166). The over-under for this game is 229. 0, with the over and under both set at -110 to cover. Nuggets Projected Starting Lineup TonightG – Jamal Murray – No. 27G – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – No. 5F – Michael Porter Jr. – No. 1F – Aaron Gordon – No. 50C – Nikola Jokic – No.
With the entire team playing with a perceived chip on their shoulders, Utah pulled out a 20-point win at home against a fully healthy Denver Nuggets squad. Unfortunately, the road isn’t going to get any easier for the Nuggets either as they travel to the Bay Area to exact revenge on the very same team that bounced them out of the playoffs last season, the defending champion Golden State Warriors. After suffering an embarrassing loss on opening night, there’s good reason to believe that Nikola Jokic and Co won’t allow that to happen again.
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