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Nuggets host Wizards in basketball action

Washington WizardsDenver Nuggets
Jan 18, 9:00 PM | Pepsi Center

Washington Wizards vs Denver Nuggets Odds

7-29TEAM RECORD24-17

The Nuggets will be trying to slam the Wizards on Friday when the teams tip off at Pepsi Center in NBA betting action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Nuggets are 24-17 so far on the season, and 23-18 ATS vs. the number. The Wizards, meanwhile, are 7-29 and 21-14-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Denver go 22-19 and the Wizards go 16-19-1 on the totals.

View Washington vs Denver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Nuggets as 11.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 210, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 6 (Nuggets) and the No. 22 (Wizards) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 100-91 result in favor of the Nuggets is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Denver's No. 5-ranked offense (102.6 PPG) against a Wizards defense that ranks No. 13 at 96.6 PPG. The Nuggets have averaged 46.4% from the field per game, more than the Wizards have managed so far this season (41.5% on average).

Defensively, the Wizards feature the league's No. 8-rated defense on the road, giving up 95.6 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the league in scoring at home.

The Wizards were a 95-94 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Kings. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (189) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Wizards wasted a 26-point performance from Bradley Beal as Sacramento ran past them 95-94 on Wednesday at Power Balance Pavilion.

Last time out for Denver, they were a 117-97 loser as they battled the Thunder on the road. The Nuggets failed to cover in the match as a 9-point underdog, while 214 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Denver was run off the court by the Thunder on Wednesday as Oklahoma City blasted them 117-97 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing LA Clippers are 2-8
After playing Sacramento are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

A few Wizards at Nuggets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Washington's last 17 games when playing Denver
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games when playing on the road against Denver
Washington is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games when playing Denver
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Denver is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Washington
Denver is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Washington at LA Clippers, Saturday, January 19
Denver home to Oklahoma City, Sunday, January 20