Wizards vs Denver Nuggets NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Wizards vs Denver Nuggets Prediction 2/22/2024

The Washington Wizards (9-45) travel to face off against the Denver Nuggets (36-19) on Thursday, February 22nd. This game will be played at Ball Arena in Denver and televised on ALT. Both the Wizards and Nuggets will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 9:00 ET.

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The Wizards Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their latest game against the Pelicans, Deni Avdija was the top scorer for the Wizards’ offense, scoring 43 points and shooting 13/24 from the field. Corey Kispert put up 20 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as Washington ended up losing the game with a final score of 133-126.

Heading into their game against the Nuggets, the Wizards are 9-45 overall and are looking to snap their eight game losing streak. In Eastern Conference play, the Wizards are 6-31 and are 3-14 in non-conference games.

Washington comes in with an overall ATS record of 26-27 so far this season. The Wizards maintain an ATS record of 19-9 on the road, while they have a 7-18 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

The Nuggets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Aaron Gordon scored 25 for Denver against the Kings which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 39.3%. Michael Porter Jr. added 19 points, but unfortunately, Denver was defeated in the game with a score of 102-98.

In their last five games, the Nuggets are 2-3 and have an overall record of 36-19. Currently, the Nuggets are ranked 4th in the Western Conference and are 3rd in the Northwest Division.

For this season, Denver has an ATS record of 22-31, along with an ongoing three game losing streak against the spread. During this season, Denver has a 19-26 record against the spread as favorites and 3-5 as underdogs.

Wizards Offense Breakdown

Through 54 games games, Washington is averaging 114.8 points per game (16th).

The Wizards are the top-ranked team in pace, averaging 102.5 possessions per game. In terms of scoring, they are 16th in the league at 114.8 points per game. On the road, Washington is averaging 115.3 points per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Wizards are 28th in the league at 35%. They are 14th in three-point attempts but have made just 12.1 per game (18th).

Washington is 17th in field goal percentage at 47%. In terms of two-point shooting, the Wizards are 14th in percentage (55%).

Nuggets Offense Breakdown

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This season, the Denver offense is ranked 19th in the NBA in scoring at 113.9 points per game.

When it comes to scoring, the Nuggets have been better at home than on the road this season. Overall, they are 19th in the NBA with 113.9 points per game. However, at home, they are averaging 118.7 points per game (10th).

Denver’s field goal percentage is 8th in the league at 48%. They are also one of the top teams in two-point shooting, making 55% of their attempts (10th).

In terms of three-point shooting, the Nuggets are 14th in the NBA at 36%. They are 26th in three-pointers made per game (11.5) and 28th in three-point attempts.

Wizards Team Defense

As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Wizards is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 123.9 points per game (29th). Washington’s defense is currently forcing 13.5 turnovers per game, which is 21st in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 11th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.4 rejections per game.

Nuggets Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Nuggets’ defense is giving up an average of 110.8 points per contest. For the season, Denver is ranked 23rd in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 22.6 free-throws per game vs. the Nuggets and have an overall field goal percentage of 47.0%.

Key Players For The Wizards And Nuggets

In today’s game, we anticipate Kyle Kuzma leading the scoring for the Wizards, contributing 24 points while shooting 9/21 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 21.8 points per game, along with 6.3 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Nikola Jokic to be the top scorer for the Nuggets. Our projection has him finishing the game with 26, and he is expected to secure 12 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 57.7%, and his scoring average is 26.1 points per game.

Wizards vs Nuggets Trends

  • Washington has a 0-3 record in their last three road games. In this stretch, they averaged 119 points per game while allowing 126. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-0.
  • Through their last five home contests, the Nuggets offense has averaged 99 points per game while allowing an average of 116. Denver posted an overall record of 1-4 while going 2-3 ATS.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Wizards have gone 6-3-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-8.
  • Although the Nuggets have a strong straight up record in their last five games as the betting favorite, they have not done as well vs the spread going 2-3.

Wizards vs Nuggets Prediction

For a pick on the point-spread in this Nuggets vs. Wizards matchup, our bet is to grab the Wizards at +15. Even though our projections have the Nuggets winning 121-114, we see the Wizards as the play on the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 231, and our model projects the Wizards and Nuggets to reach a combined total of 235 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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