Washington Wizards at Denver Nuggets NBA Picks & Predictions 3/31/2019
Sunday, March 31, 2019
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The Washington Wizards travel to Pepsi Center to play the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, March 31, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 11.5 point favorites.
The Wizards head into this matchup with a mark of 31-46. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -2.8 as they average 114.4 points per contest while giving up 117.2 per game. The Nuggets have an overall mark of 51-24. They currently are 1st in the Northwest Division. They total 111.1 points per contest and give up 106.9, which is a point differential of 4.3.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 34-40-2 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 46-30-0 against the over/under
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 38-36-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 31-43-0 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/28/18 PG John Wall Heel is out for season
11/28/18 C Dwight Howard Gluteus is out indefinitely
03/29/19 SF Trevor Ariza Groin is questionable Sunday vs Denver
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jeff Green averages 12.3 points per game in 27.5 minutes per contest. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%. Bradley Beal comes into this contest averaging 26.1 points per game while playing 37.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Jamal Murray averages 18.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 4.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Nikola Jokic averages 20.2 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 10.9 rebounds per game and has 7.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards allow 117.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.2 rebounds a game which ranks 28th, and they give up 26.3 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league. Washington averages 114.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 42.0 rebounds per game and 26.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 27th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets surrender 106.9 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 24.6 assists allowed per contest, and 1st with 42.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nuggets are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game. Denver is 19th in the league with 111.1 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.3. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 46.6 boards per game and 2nd in assists per contest with 27.5. The Nuggets are 23rd in turnovers per game with 13.6.
The Wizards are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.3, and their defensive rating of 114 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 7th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league. Washington is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the league.
Denver is 24th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league. The Nuggets are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.5, and their defensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Denver -11.5
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