NBA Betting: Warriors, Nuggets Square Off
A quiet night in the NBA on Tuesday includes a matchup between the top two teams in the West, when the Golden State Warriors host the Denver Nuggets.
The Warriors are coming off a 137-90 blowout win over the Charlotte Hornets as an 11-point favorite at Bovada Sportsbook. With the win, the Warriors improved to 5-2 straight up and 4-3 against the spread in their last seven games. At home, Golden State has continued to be a money loser for bettors at 3-8 ATS in its last 11.
Denver was upset by the Washington Wizards 95-90 as a 10.5-point favorite last time out. With that loss, the Nuggets are now 1-4 ATS in their last five and 3-7 ATS in their last 10.
In three previous matchups this season between Denver and Golden State, the Warriors are 2-1 SU and ATS. At home, the Warriors are 7-1 SU in their last eight vs Denver but only 2-5-1 ATS.
Sticking in the West, also on tap Tuesday the Houston Rockets visit the Sacramento Kings and the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Oklahoma City Thunder
Houston has gone UNDER in 9 of last 10
The Rockets faced the Kings in their last game, dropping Sacramento 119-108 as a 10-point favorite. With the win, they improved to 7-2 SU and 5-3-1 ATS in their last nine. Houston has been a strong play for UNDER bettors lately, at 9-1 UNDER in its last 10.
Sacramento is 2-3 SU and ATS in its last five after upsetting the San Antonio Spurs 113-106 as a 10.5-point underdog last time out. At home lately, the Kings have not been a solid bet at 2-4-1 ATS in their last seven.
Including their matchup last week, Houston is 3-0 SU and ATS vs the Kings this season. In their last 11 vs Sacramento, the Rockets are 10-1 SU and 4-7 ATS.
Thunder 2-9 ATS in past 11 at home
The LeBron James-less Lakers have surprised bettors lately by going 4-1 SU and 5-0 ATS in their last five. However, they continue to be dreadful on the road at 3-9 ATS in their last 12.
The Thunder’s late-season swoon continued last time out as they were upset by the Dallas Mavericks 106-103 as a 12.5-point favorite to fall to 2-7 SU and ATS in their last nine. At home, the Thunder are no better at 2-9 ATS in their last 11.
The Lakers and Thunder have split the season series 1-1 SU and ATS. In Oklahoma City, the Lakers have won their last two SU and ATS, but prior to that they were 0-14 SU and 2-12 ATS in their last 14.