NBA Betting Previews: Can Favored Warriors Take A 2-0 Series Lead?

Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors looks on against the Denver Nuggets during the second half of an NBA basketball game at Chase Center on February 16, 2022 in San Francisco, California.
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Denver Nuggets (48-35, 36-46-1 ATS) @ Golden State Warriors (54-29, 42-37-4 ATS), 10 p.m. ET

Lines/News: The Warriors are seven-point favorites to take a 2-0 lead in the series. Steph Curry is back for the Warriors, playing 22 minutes in Game 1. The O/U is 224 on DraftKings Sportsbook. In the previous meeting, in Game 1 of this series at Golden State, the Warriors won 123-107. The Nuggets are 5-5 straight up over their last 10 games with a two-game losing streak. The Warriors are 6-4 straight up over their last 10 games with a six-game winning streak. The Nuggets are 45-36-2 to the Over this year and the Warriors 36-45-2.

Nuggets Trends: The Nuggets are 13-5 ATS on the road in their last 18 games. The Nuggets are 3-10 ATS against the Warriors in their last 13 games. The Over is 10-4 in Nuggets games in their last 14 games

Warriors Trends: The Warriors are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games. The Warriors are 2-4-1 ATS in the playoffs in their last seven games.

Player Trends: Denver Nuggets Nikola Jokic (O/U 28.5 points) scored 29+ points in five of his last 25 (20%) against a team with a winning record (avg. 26.4). He’s scored 29+ points in one of his last 13 (7.69%) when his team is the underdog (avg. 24.0). In Game 1, he scored just 25 points on 25 shots.

Golden State Warriors Klay Thompson (O/U 3.5 three-pointers) recorded 4+ three-pointers in 5 of his last 5 (100%) in the playoffs (avg. 5.2). He’s recorded 4+ three-pointers in 4 of his last 15 (26.67%) against a team with a winning record (avg. 3.3). He had five threes in Game 1 against the Nuggets.