Washington Wizards vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, 2/25/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+7)
Ball Arena is the site where and the Denver Nuggets (17-14) will take on the Washington Wizards (11-18) on Thursday. The odds on this contest have Denver as 7-point favorites. The total has been set at 236.5.
The Washington Wizards played the Los Angeles Clippers and took a loss by a score of 135-116 in their last contest. Washington ended the contest having earned a 53.4% field goal percentage (47 of 88) and made 11 of their 20 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Wizards knocked down 11 of their 16 attempts for a percentage of 68.8%. With regard to grabbing boards, they earned 36 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 32 assists in the matchup while earning 5 steals and 2 blocked shots. In relation to defending, Washington allowed the other team to go 57.4% from the field on 54 of 94 shooting. Los Angeles totaled 26 dimes and had 7 steals in this matchup. On top of that, the Clippers pulled down 46 rebounds (7 offensive, 39 defensive) and got 5 rejections. Los Angeles finished 61.5% from the charity stripe by converting 8 of 13 attempts. They knocked down 19 of their 38 tries from long range.
Bradley Beal is a guy who came through in this contest. He ended up with 28 points on 12 of 24 shooting. He played 39:18 minutes and also snagged 4 rebounds. Beal finished the game at 50.0% from the floor and also distributed 10 assists. An additional guy that played a role in the game for the Wizards was Moritz Wagner. He pulled down 7 rebounds in his 25:05 minutes played on the night. He finished 61.5% from the field for the matchup by shooting 8-of-13 (21 points). When the final whistle was blown, Wagner had accumulated 5 assists.
Washington comes into this game with a mark of 11-18 so far this season. The Wizards are shooting 34.4% on shots from 3-point land (329 of 956) and 75.9% from the free throw line. They have an average of 114.6 points per game (9th in basketball) while hitting 45.9% from the floor. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.2 times per contest and as a squad they commit 22.1 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Washington is collecting 44.7 rebounds per game and has accounted for 730 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 22nd in basketball in terms of passing. On defense, the Wizards are forcing 14.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 22.2 fouls. They give up 38.4% on three-point shots and they are ranked 29th in basketball in PPG allowed (119.9). The Wizards defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 47.6% (427 of 645) and they relinquish 47.2 rebounds per game as a squad. They are ranked 5th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 692 relinquished on the season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Denver Nuggets walked away with a victory by a final of 111-106 when they played the Portland Blazers. The Nuggets pulled down 30 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 40 for this game. They blocked 3 tries while getting 8 steals for the contest. The Blazers had 19 fouls in this game which got the Nuggets to the charity stripe for 18 shots. They were able to convert 17 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 94.4%. When it comes to shooting from downtown, Denver made 14 of their 36 attempts (38.9%). When the game finished, the Nuggets shot 40 out of 94 from the floor which gave them a rate of 42.6%. The Nuggets permitted the Blazers to convert 41 out of 87 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.1% for this game. They went 35.0% from beyond the perimeter by going 14 out of 40 and ended up going 10 out of 10 at the free throw line (100.0%). When it comes to rebounding, Denver allowed Portland to collect 47 in total (7 on the offensive glass).
Nikola Jokić was important for the Nuggets in the game. He made 17 of 32 in the game for a field goal percentage of 53.1%, and earned 5 rebounds. Jokic earned 41 points in his 37:44 mins on the court and added 5 assists in the game. Someone else that ended being a contributor for Denver was Jamal Murray. He finished with 8 dimes in his 38:02 minutes played, and he knocked down 7 out of 18 from the floor. Murray finished going 38.9% from the field as well as totaling 24 points and 5 boards.
Denver has a mark of 17-14 on the campaign. When it comes to offensive execution, the Nuggets are shooting 48.2% from the field, which is ranked 6th in the league. Denver has totaled 3,576 points on the campaign (115.4 per contest) and they pull in 43.4 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 26.4 times per contest (7th in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.5 times per contest. The Nuggets commit 19.7 fouls every game and they shoot 78.2% from the free throw line. The Nuggets defensively are ranked 13th in the league in PPG given up with 111.6. They are forcing 14.7 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 47.3% from the floor (23rd in the NBA). The Denver defense gives up 36.5% on shots from behind the 3-point line (401 of 1,098) and opponents are converting on 76.6% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 26.8 dimes and 42.3 total boards per game, which is 28th and 6th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington (+7)
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