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(37-24) Washington Wizards vs. Denver Nuggets (29-34)
Date: Wednesday March 8th
Time: 9:00PM EST
Venue: Pepsi Center – Denver, Colorado
NBA Moneyline Odds: Wizards -110, Nuggets -110
NBA Betting Odds: Nuggets -1
NBA Betting Total: 227
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East meets West this Wednesday as the Washington Wizards travel to the Rocky Mountains for an inter-conference showdown with the Denver Nuggets. Both teams are fighting for playoff positions in their respective conferences, and this should be a hard-fought battle.
The Washington Wizards struggled right after the All Star break but seem to have gotten back on the right track. This will be the second night of a back-to-back as they take on the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday.
The Wizards are currently in 3rd place in the East.
Denver has won three of their last four and look to improve their spot in the West. They defeated the Sacramento Kings handily on Monday, winning 108-96. Denver is holding onto the 8th spot in the Western Conference.
The Wizards were the hottest team in the league right before the All Star break but struggled getting back to work after the break.
They got back on the winning track with a big upset of the Golden State Warriors on February 28th and then split a home-and-home series with the Raptors
Going into the first game of this back-to-back against the Phoenix Suns, the Wizards have won three of their last four games.
The Phoenix game will open a five-game road trip in which the Wizards will be tested multiple times.
They are still holding tight to the 3rd spot in the East and are in position to win their first ever Southeast Division title.
The Wizards have the 5th best scoring offense in the league, averaging 108 points per game.
They rank 22nd in rebounding with 42.9 and 6th in assists with 23.8 per contest. Washington is middle-of-the-pack defensively, allowing 105.6 points per game and ranking 17th.
Bradley Beal leads the Wizards in scoring with 22.9 points per game. John Wall runs the offense with 22.7 points and 10.8 assists per night.
Markieff Morris and Otto Porter Jr. both contribute well with over 14 points and six rebounds a night.
The Nuggets continue to hold onto the 8th spot in the West, despite being five games under .500. They have looked good as of late, winning three of their last four games, all by more than 10 points.
Wilson Chandler scored a career high 36 points (as well as grabbing 12 rebounds) in the Nuggets’ win over the Sacramento Kings on Monday. Chandler’s performance was needed with Nikola Jokic missing the game due to illness.
He is expected to be back for this matchup against Washington.
Denver ranks just ahead of their opposition this week in scoring offense, averaging 110.6 points and ranking 4th in the league. They rank 1st in rebounding with 46.4 and 4th in assists with 24.7 per contest.
The defense is another story, as they allow 111.2 points and rank 28th in the NBA.
The Nuggets are the best team in the league in spreading the ball around, with six players in double-figure scoring. Danilo Gallinari leads the way with 17.7 points and five boards. Wilson Chandler adds 16 points and 6.7 rebounds.
Nikola Jokic, Gary Harris, Will Barton and Emmanuel Mudiay also score in double-digits.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Wizards are 6-0 ATS in last 6 road games against teams with winning home record
- Wizards are 4-1 ATS in last 5 games against NBA Southwest
- Nuggets are 1-5 ATS in last 6 games against team with winning record
- Nuggets are 1-7 ATS in last 8 Wednesday games
Free Washington Wizards vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Prediction:
This is going to be a close game between two teams who are fighting for playoff positioning in their respective conferences. Denver has the home court advantage, but Washington has been good on the road lately.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Wizards +1
Expect lots of scoring and Washington to pull ahead late.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Washington 116 – Denver 113
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