Washington Wizards vs Denver Nuggets Expert NBA Picks 11/26/2019
Game: Washington Wizards vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Location: Pepsi Center in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Denver -10.5
Jamal Murray and the Denver Nuggets (12-3, 1st in the Northwest Division) host the Washington Wizards (5-9, 3rd in the Southeast Division) at Pepsi Center on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. Washington opens this matchup as 10.5 point dogs. The total is set at 227.
The Wizards are covering 69.2% of the time, having gone 9-4-1 ATS. Denver is covering the spread 50.0% of the time, going 7-7-1 against the spread.
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
11/24/2019 Ian Mahinmi C Achilles Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
7/23/2019 John Wall PG Achilles Expected to be out until at least May 1
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Bradley Beal comes into this game averaging 29.6 points per contest while playing 37.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Thomas Bryant averages 14.6 points per contest in 28.9 minutes per game. He averages 2.5 assists per game and 8.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 56% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Jamal Murray scores 18.9 points per contest while playing 33.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.7 rebounds per contest and has 5.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Nikola Jokic averages 16.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.7 rebounds per game and has 6.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 119.1 points per contest, which is 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 1st. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 42.8 boards per contest and 28.8 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 21st with 14.7 per game. The Wizards allow 120.3 points per contest, which is 29th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 24th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they allow 25.9 assists per game which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver is 24th in the NBA with 106.7 points per contest this season. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 4.93. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 14th in the league. They are 7th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.9 boards per contest and 7th in assists per game with 25.7. The Nuggets are 27th in turnovers per contest with 13.5. The Nuggets give up 101.7 points per game, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 6th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 24.0 dimes allowed per game and 16th with 45.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Nuggets are 8th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per contest this year.
The Wizards are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.5, and their defensive rating of 115.6 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 104 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 4th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league. Washington is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the league.
Denver is 27th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 26th in the league. The Nuggets are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.9, and their defensive rating of 102.9 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 25th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Denver -10.5
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