Denver Nuggets vs Washington Wizards Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 16 (3/16): NBA

Denver Nuggets vs Washington Wizards Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 16 (3/16): NBA

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Odds
Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Nuggets money line -230
Nuggets spread -5.5
Wizards money line +190
Wizards spread +5.5
Over / under 228.5

 

2021-2022 season stats
  Denver Nuggets Washington Wizards
Record 41-28 29-38
Road / home record 21-15 17-17
Streak W1 L4
Points per game 111.14 108.34
Points allowed per game 108.5 111.39
Rebounds per game 44.12 43.24
Rebounds allowed per game 44.88 44.55
Over / under record 37-31-1 36-29-2
Preview

The Washington Wizards return home to host the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday. This is the second time these teams face off this season and the Nuggets won the last game 113-107 in Denver.

DENVER NUGGETS 

Denver have won 3 of their last 5 games and are 21-15 on the road with a 41-28 record overall ranking second in the Northwest Division. They're coming from a win against the 76ers in a very tough game where Nikola Jokic had 22 points and 13 rebounds. "He's a great player, great competition, I love playing against the best," Embiid said of Jokic. "He's a monster. I love watching him. But he's also easy to study."

Will Barton is shooting 36.1% from beyond the arc with 2.2 made 3-pointers per game for the Nuggets, while averaging 14.9 points and 3.8 assists. Jokic is averaging 26.1 points, 13.8 rebounds and nine assists over the past 10 games for Denver.

In their last 10 games the Nuggets are 7-3, averaging 116.8 points, 45.7 rebounds, 28.6 assists, 7.8 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 49.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.6 points.

WASHINGTON WIZARDS

The Wizards have lost 4 games in a row and are 17-17 at home this season with a 29-38 overall ranking 4th in the Southeast Division. Washington are 7-17 against opponents in the Western Conference.

Kyle Kuzma is scoring 17.3 points per game and averaging 8.5 rebounds for the Wizards. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is averaging 17.1 points and 2.9 rebounds over the last 10 games for Washington.

In their last 10 games the Wizards are 3-7, averaging 116.7 points, 39.6 rebounds, 28.1 assists, 7.2 steals and 5.6 blocks per game while shooting 50.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.5 points per game.

BETTING TRENDS

Denver are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.

Denver are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games on the road.

Washington are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.

The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 7 games.

Prediction

The Nuggets have won 7 of their last 10 games but have failed to cover the spread and they could be without Aaron Gordon. However the Wizards are no rival for them, they are allowing 119.5 ppg in their last 10 games. Jokic is unstoppable right now and will take the Nuggets to another win. Take Denver to cover.

PICK: Nuggets -5.5 (-110)

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