Washington Wizards at Denver Nuggets NBA Picks & Predictions 10/23/2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
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The Washington Wizards travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Monday, October 23, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 1.5 point favorites.
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The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 2-0. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.5 as they are averaging 117.5 points per game while giving up 113.0 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 1-1. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 96.0 points per game and surrendering 92.5, good for a point differential of 3.5.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 0-2-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 2-0-0 against the over/under
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 1-1-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 0-2-0 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
10/22/17 F Jason Smith Shoulder is "?" Monday vs. Denver
10/14/17 F Markieff Morris Groin out indefinitely
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
10/18/17 PG Jameer Nelson None has been released
John Wall averages 27 points per game in 35.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 9 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. Bradley Beal comes into this contest averaging 25 points per game while playing 35 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%.
Nikola Jokic averages 3.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.5 rebounds per contest and 7.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 23%. Gary Harris averages 15.5 points per game while playing 33 minutes per contest this year for the Nuggets. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage currently is at 50%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards allow 113 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 43% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 18 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league. Washington averages 117.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 44.5 rebounds per game and 23 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 13.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets surrender 92.5 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 21.5 assists allowed per contest, and 2nd with 37.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nuggets are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game this season. Denver is 26th in the league with 96 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.5. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 48 boards per game and 8th in assists per contest with 23. The Nuggets are 6th in turnovers per game with 19.
The Wizards are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 110.4, and their offensive rating of 114.8 is ranked 10th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 102.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 13th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 23% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA. Washington is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 6th in the NBA.
Denver is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 21st in the NBA. The Nuggets are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 100, and their offensive rating of 103.8 is ranked 22nd. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 92.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 11th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Washington +1.5
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