Nuggets visit Wizards in NBA clash
Denver Nuggets vs Washington Wizards Odds
The Wizards hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Friday as the Nuggets pay a visit to Verizon Center in NBA betting action.
The Wizards bring a 15-37 record (32-19-1 ATS) to the battle against the 34-21 Nuggets, who are 32-23 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Washington go 20-31-1 so far and the Nuggets go 33-22. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 15-rated Wizards and the No. 5-ranked Nuggets, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 102-94 result in favor of the Nuggets.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Nuggets rank No. 2 in the league with 45.5 per game. That compares with Washington’s No. 9 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Washington is the NBA’s No. 21-ranked team at 6.4 per game, while the Nuggets rate No. 17 with 6.6 per contest.
Defensively, the Nuggets feature the league's No. 26-rated defense on the road, giving up 103.5 points per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 in the league in scoring at home.
Denver won its last outing, a 97-90 result against the Celtics on February 19. The Nuggets failed to cover in that game as a 9-point favorite, while the 187 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Celtics were burned for 26 points by Ty Lawson on Tuesday as the Nuggets picked up a 97-90 win at Pepsi Center.
Last time out for Washington, they were a 96-88 loser as they battled the Raptors at home. The Wizards failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 184 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Bradley Beal went off for 25 points and added 4 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Toronto defeated Washington, 96-88 at Verizon Center.
Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Charlotte are 7-3
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a win are 8-2
Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
A few Nuggets at Wizards trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Denver's last 17 games
Denver is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Washington
Denver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Washington's last 11 games
Washington is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against Denver
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Washington's last 18 games when playing Denver
Denver at Charlotte, Saturday, February 23
Washington home to Houston, Saturday, February 23