Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets Prediction: Can the Warriors Close Out the Series in Game 5?

Handicapper Matt McCuen is here with his top NBA bet for Sunday's Game 5 between the Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets. He has his eyes set on the Warriors as they look to close out the series at home on Wednesday night.
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Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets Prediction: Can the Warriors Close Out the Series in Game 5?

The Golden State Warriors vs. the Denver Nuggets will take place on Wednesday night in Oracle Arena. The Warriors will have a chance to advance to the second round with a win over the Nuggets, while the Nuggets will look to pull off the upset and bring game six back to the mile high.

Warriors vs. Nuggets Game 5 Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

When: 10:00 pm ET

Where to Watch: TNT

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Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets Game 5 Prediction

The first two games of this series were dominated by Golden State being won by double digits both times. The last two games have been much closer, including a win on Sunday afternoon for the Nuggets.

The Nuggets have been led all season by likely MVP Nikola Jokic. Jokic put up massive numbers all year and did a lot of heavy lifting to get this Nuggets team into the playoffs. The Nuggets have had to deal with injuries all season long, losing their two next best players in Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr.

The Warriors are the betting favorite at the moment to win the championship. It is for good reason, thanks to Steph Curry and Klay Thompson being back on the court together, and they added a third splash brother along the way in the form of Jordan Poole. Poole has improved as much as anyone in the game and was my pick for l most improved player in the NBA. The Warriors also have been quarterbacked by Draymond Green this postseason, who has been outstanding on both ends. This is a Warriors roster that has seen it all, and their playoff experience paired with their talent makes them one of the most feared teams in the NBA. 

I am backing the Warriors here laying the minus nine, I know these kinds of lines can scare some people off, but it is for good reason. The line should tell the tale that the books are expecting a blowout type of game. The Nuggets kept both games on the road respectable in the first half, but the Warriors turned things on in the second half of both of those games.

Nine points for the Warriors is not much with the pace they play and the way that they can shoot the three-point ball. The Nuggets simply do not have the firepower to keep up in this game on Wednesday night. I expect the third blowout at home from the Warriors here. Let’s stay hot on the hardwood! 

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Matt McCuen is a native of Delco, PA. He has been working in the sports gambling industry and creating content for the last few years. He is an expert in numerous different sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and collegiate sports. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @DeadPresPicks.


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