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Nuggets visit Wizards in NBA clash

Denver NuggetsWashington Wizards
Feb 22, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Denver Nuggets vs Washington Wizards Odds

34-21TEAM RECORD15-37

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).

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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

Next up:
Denver at Charlotte, Saturday, February 23
Washington home to Houston, Saturday, February 23