2021-22 NBA Playoffs: Denver Nuggets @ Golden State Warriors, Game 2
Updated: Apr 20
Betting the Warriors' streak persists: Golden State -7
In situations when two two teams that appeared in the prior postseason match up in playoff action, backing favorites on at least three-game straight up win streaks has proven immensely profitable in the past.
This system has delivered a (statistically significant) 19% return on investment back to the 2005-06 season.
After losing to the Lakers in the Play-In Tournament last season, the Warriors secured the third seed in the West for this year's playoff proceedings (we regard Play-In activity as postseason play).
Further, Golden State rattled off five straight wins to close out the regular season (4-1 ATS), before manhandling Denver in first round opener Saturday as six-point favorites (the Dubs won by 16).
The Nuggets occupied the number three spot in the Western Conference last year, but slipped to sixth a season later. As a result, Denver is taking seven at the Chase Center Monday.
We're laying the chalk with the favorites here.