Check out our free Nuggets vs Wizards pick and preview for this NBA game in Washington. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Nuggets vs Wizards NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Denver Nuggets at Washington Wizards
- Where: Washington at Capital One Arena
- Date: Wednesday, March 22nd
- Betting Odds WAS +6.5, DEN -267 | WAS +213 O/U nan
So far, the Nuggets have put together an overall record of 48-24, while going 38-33-1 vs the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 2-1. Denver is 2-1 vs the spread in these matchups.
In their previous game, the Nuggets took down the Nets by a score of 108-102. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 3 point favorites. Denver benefited from holding a substantial first half lead, as the Nets actually outscored the Nuggets in the second half. Leading the team in scoring was Michael Porter Jr., as he contributed 28 points while hitting 55.6% of his shots.
So far, the Wizards have put together an overall record of 32-40, while going 32-38-2 vs the spread. Today, the Wizards will be looking to snap a 3 game losing streak. The team has lost these games by an average of -15.67 points per contest.
Not only did the Wizards drop their last game to the Magic. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 122-112 as 1 point underdogs. Washington was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Magic by 10 going into halftime. In the loss, Kristaps Porzingis led the team in scoring with 30 points on a field goal percentage of 54.5%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Nuggets picked up the 141-128 win over the Wizards. The Nuggets point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 11.5 point favorite. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Nuggets averaged 120.0 points per game vs Washington, which was an increase over their season-long average. While the Nuggets saw a boost in scoring, the Wizards averaged 108.0 points per contest in head-to-head meeting vs Denver. This figure was similar to season-long average. In terms of betting, Denver has an ATS record of 3-2 in the previous 5 matchups vs Washington. This mark has come on an average scoring margin of +6 points per game in favor of the Nuggets. Over the course of these games, they averaged 240 points per game, leading a 4-1 over-under record.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Coming into today’s action, Denver is averaging 116.6 points per contest. This figure places them 7th in the league. Coming into today’s game, the Nuggets will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 12.1 made 3’s per game. Denver appears to be a candidate to have some offensive regression as not only are they a below average outside shooting unit, but they are generating free-throws at a rate below the NBA average.
Against the Wizards, the Nuggets will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 14th in points allowed.
On offense, Nikola Jokic leads the Nuggets in scoring at 24.7 points per game, placing him 23rd in the NBA. Overall, Jokic has hit 63.4% of his shots while accounting for 17.3% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 24th in points allowed to centers. At 20.1 points per game, Jamal Murray is the 2nd leading scorer for the Nuggets. For the season, he is 81st in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 45.0%.
For the season, the Wizards offensive unit is ranked just 22nd in scoring at 112.8 points per contest. So far, the Wizards are averaging 98.0 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. The Wizards are a candidate to see their offensive numbers improve, as not only do they play at a fast pace, but they are a strong team at scoring inside. So far they are 12th in made 2-point field goals per game.
On defense, the Wizards will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 16th ranked unit in points allowed per game.
Before getting a bet down on this matchup, be sure to check in on the health status of Kyle Kuzma who is 2nd on the team in scoring at 21.2 points per game. At the time of this article, Kuzma is listed as questionable. For the season, he is 2nd on the team in usage rate and is 174th in the NBA in player efficiency rating. If he is able to play, Washington benefit from having both of their top scorers as Kristaps Porzingis leads the team and is 32nd in the league in scoring (22.9). For today’s matchup, he will going against a defense ranked 21st in points allowed to centers.
Nuggets vs Wizards Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Nuggets -6.5
- Free Total Prediction: Under nan