Wednesday, March 8, 2017
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The Washington Wizards head to Pepsi Center to take on the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has Washington as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 37-24. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.4 as they are averaging 108.0 points per game while giving up 105.6 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 29-34. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 110.6 points per game and surrendering 111.2, good for a point differential of -0.6.
Bradley Beal comes into this game averaging 22.9 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this year for the Wizards. He pulls down 3 rebounds per contest and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. John Wall averages 22.6 points per game in 36.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 10.8 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Nikola Jokic averages 15.9 points per game while playing 27.1 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 9.2 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Wilson Chandler averages 16 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
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Washington averages 108 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.33 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 42.9 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.3 per game. The Wizards allow 105.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.1 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Denver averages 110.6 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.59 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 46.4 rebounds per game and 24.7 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Nuggets rank 6th with 15.3 per game. The Nuggets allow 111.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40.2 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Nuggets force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
The Wizards have an offensive rating of 110.3 and a defensive rating of 108. In terms of pace they average 97 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Nuggets rating on offense is 112.5 and they have a defensive rating of 113.1. They get 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shot attempts. Denver turns the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 34-27-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 36-24-1 against the over/under
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 33-29-1 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 40-22-1 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Injuries
03/06/17 G Bradley Beal Ankle injured last game, probable Tuesday vs. Phoenix
Denver Nuggets Injuries
03/07/17 C Nikola Jokic Illness missed last game, "?" Wednesday vs Washington
03/04/17 G Mo Williams Knee out for season
02/28/17 F Kenneth Faried Back expected to miss 7-10 days
Tony's Pick: Take Washington -2.5
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