Denver Nuggets at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 3/23/2018
Friday, March 23, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The Denver Nuggets travel to Capital One Arena to play the Washington Wizards on Friday, March 23, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 2 point favorites.
The Nuggets come into this game with an overall record of 39-33. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.4 as they are averaging 109.8 points per game while giving up 108.4 per contest. The Wizards have an overall mark of 40-31. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 107.3 points per contest and giving up 106.0, which is a point differential of 1.3.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 32-37-3 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 37-35-0 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 33-37-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 32-37-2 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
03/17/18 G Gary Harris Knee is out indefinitely
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
03/21/18 G Jodie Meeks Flu is "?" Friday vs Denver
03/21/18 F Mike Scott Flu is "?" Friday vs Denver
01/31/18 PG John Wall Knee is out indefinitely
Nikola Jokic comes into this contest averaging 17.5 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Nuggets. He pulls down 10.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Wilson Chandler averages 10.3 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game for Denver. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Bradley Beal averages 23.2 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Otto Porter averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.5 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver averages 109.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.47 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 44.3 rebounds per game and 25 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 15.2 per game. The Nuggets allow 108.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.2 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 24.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 12th in the league with 107.3 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.25. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 42.9 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 24.9. The Wizards are 14th in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Wizards surrender 106 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 21.9 assists allowed per contest and 13th with 42.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game this season.
The Nuggets are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.4, and their defensive rating of 110.9 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league. Denver is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 2nd in the league.
Washington is 15th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league. The Wizards are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nuggets/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Washington -2
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