Denver Nuggets vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 2/17/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Washington Wizards
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Denver (-6.5)
The Denver Nuggets (15-11) go to Capital One Arena on Wednesday where they'll meet the Washington Wizards (8-17). Washington opens this game as 6.5-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 225.
The Denver Nuggets took the court against the Los Angeles Lakers and went home with a win by a final score of 122-105 in their last game. Denver finished the contest with a 45.9% FG percentage (39 of 85) and converted 19 of their 47 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Nuggets knocked down 25 of their 34 shots for a rate of 73.5%. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 47 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 28 assists in the matchup in addition to having 6 steals and 4 blocked shots. Pertaining to the defense, Denver allowed 46.0% from the field on 40 out of 87 shooting. Los Angeles distributed 27 assists and had 4 steals for the game. Moreover, the Lakers had 46 boards (8 offensive, 38 defensive) and earned 4 blocked shots. Los Angeles finished shooting 65.5% from the charity stripe by converting 19 of their 29 attempts. They made 6 of 28 shots from 3-point land.
Jamal Murray is a guy who was a major contributor for the contest. He accumulated 25 points on 7 of 15 shooting. He played 34:23 minutes played and also pulled down 6 boards. Murray finished the game at 46.7% from the field and totaled 4 assists. Another guy that played a role in this game for the Nuggets was Nikola Jokić. He snagged 16 boards and totaled 10 assists. He went 47.1% from the field in the matchup by connecting on 8-of-17 (23 points). When the final whistle blew, Jokić was on the court for 34:46 minutes.
Denver heads into this contest with a mark of 15-11 on the year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.7 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 19.8 fouls per contest. As a team, Denver is collecting 44.4 boards per game and has accounted for 697 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 8th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Nuggets are shooting 38.0% on 3-point shots (345 of 909) and 77.0% from the free throw line. They are averaging 115.5 pts per game (5th in the league) while going 47.9% from the field. On the defensive end, the Nuggets are forcing their opponents into 14.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 21.0 fouls. They are giving up 36.3% on 3-point shots and they are 8th in the league in opponents points per game (111.0). The Nuggets are giving up a shooting percentage of 47.0% (381 of 546) and they relinquish 42.2 boards per contest as a squad. They are currently ranked 21st in the league in giving up assists with 694 relinquished on the season.
The last time they took the court, the Washington Wizards took home the win by a final score of 131-119 when they faced the Houston Rockets. The Wizards recorded 37 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 47 for this game. They blocked 2 tries while earning 14 steals in this matchup. The Rockets committed 22 fouls for the matchup which took the Wizards to the free throw line for 31 shots. They were able to knock down 23 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 74.2%. In relation to three-point shots, Washington made 12 of their 30 attempts (40.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Wizards finished 48 out of 92 from the field which gave them a percentage of 52.2%. The Wizards permitted the Rockets to bury 43 of their 91 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 47.3% in this game. They finished 21.6% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 8 of 37 and walked away from this one shooting 25 out of 34 from the charity stripe (73.5%). With respect to rebounds, Washington permitted Houston to pull down 41 in all (9 on the offensive side).
Bradley Beal pitched in for the Wizards in this matchup. He made 14 of 24 for the game for a field goal percentage of 58.3%, which had him sitting at 37 points. Beal pulled down 8 boards in his 35:41 mins of time on the hardwood and earned 3 assists for the matchup. One more player that was important for Washington was Russell Westbrook. He totaled 16 points in 33:28 minutes on the court by way of 8 out of 22 shooting for the contest. Westbrook ended up shooting 36.4% from the floor while also totaling 15 assists and 13 rebounds.
Washington has a record of 8-17 for the year. Washington has tallied 2,831 points so far this season (113.2 per game) and they pull in 44.4 boards per contest. The Wizards have committed 22.4 fouls per game and they hit 76.1% from the charity stripe. As an offensive unit, the Wizards are shooting 45.1% from the floor, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. They are dishing out assists 24.8 times per contest (15th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.1 times per contest. The Wizards on defense are ranked 29th in basketball in PPG given up with 119.1. They relinquish 23.8 assists and 47.4 rebounds per contest, ranking them 9th and 26th in the league. The Washington defense gives up 38.1% from downtown (324 of 850) and opponents are connecting on 77.9% of their foul shots. They are able to force 14.8 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 47.6% from the floor (25th in the NBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Washington (+6.5) and over 225 points
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Today's NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks