Denver Nuggets vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 3/16/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Washington Wizards
Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
The Denver Nuggets (41-28) are on their way to Capital One Arena on Wednesday where they will meet the Washington Wizards (29-38).
The Nuggets played the Raptors and ended up losing by a score of 127-115 in their last game. When discussing fouls, the Nuggets walked away with 23 and the Raptors accumulated 7 fouls. They also knocked down 12 out of their 31 tries from distance. Toronto finished the game shooting 76.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 19 of 25 tries. Furthermore, Toronto had 27 rebounds (23 offensive, 4 defensive) and earned 5 rejections. Toronto distributed 50 dimes and had 28 steals for the matchup. With respect to defense, Denver allowed 47.1% from the field on 48 out of 102 shooting. They also dished out 32 assists in the game in addition to forcing the opposition into 6 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In the matter of getting rebounds, they compiled 39 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Nuggets knocked down 18 of 24 shots for a percentage of 75.0%. Denver wrapped up the contest having earned a 55.1% FG percentage (43 out of 78) and converted 11 out of their 27 3-point shots.
Nikola Jokic is someone who came through in this matchup. Jokic ended up going 69.2% from the floor and also recorded 7 assists. He played 31 minutes played and totaled 10 rebounds. He ended up finishing with 26 points on 9 out of 13 shooting.
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Denver enters this one with a win-loss record of 41-28 for the year. They lose possession via turnover 14.4 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 19.7 fouls per game. As a unit, Denver is snagging 44.1 boards per contest and is sitting with 1,888 assists so far this year, which is 4th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Nuggets are connecting on 35.1% on shots from 3-point land (879 of 2,503) and 78.8% from the charity stripe. They average 111.1 points per game (12th in the NBA) while hitting 47.7% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Nuggets are forcing 13.1 turnovers per game while drawing 19.8 personal fouls. They are 17th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,702 conceded so far this season. The Nuggets defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 46.5% (2,792 of 6,005) and they relinquish 42.8 boards per game as a team. They give up 34.0% on 3-pointers and they rank 12th in the league in points per game allowed (108.5).
For their last game, the Wizards took a loss by a final score of 127-118 against the Trail Blazers. The Wizards were able to pull down 26 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 35 for the game. They also coughed up the ball 14 times, while getting 7 steals for the game. The Trail Blazers were called for 11 fouls for this contest which got the Wizards to the free throw line for a total of 27 attempts. They were able to knock down 26 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 96.3%. With respect to shots from downtown, Washington knocked down 14 of 34 tries (41.2%). Overall, the Wizards finished 39 out of 83 from the field which gave them a percentage of 47.0%. The Wizards allowed the Trail Blazers to make 48 of their 93 tries from the field which had them sitting at 51.6% in the matchup. They wrapped up this game 36.7% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 11 of 30 and ended up shooting 20 of 22 at the free throw line (90.9%). With respect to rebounding, Washington permitted Portland to snag 31 overall (12 on the offensive side).
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was important for the Wizards in this contest. He knocked down 6 of 16 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 37.5%, and added 4 rebounds. Caldwell-Pope earned 26 points in his 32 minutes on the hardwood and had 5 dimes for the contest.
Washington has a record of 29-38 for the campaign. The Wizards are responsible for committing 19.0 personal fouls per contest and they go 78.4% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 24.6 times per game (13th in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 13.3 times per game. Washington has 7,259 pts this year (108.3 per contest) and they pull down 43.2 boards per game. As an offense, the Wizards are hitting on 46.9% from the field, which has them ranked 7th in basketball.
The Wizards on the defensive side of the court are 18th in the NBA in PPG given up with 111.4. They are forcing 11.8 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.2% from the field (17th in the NBA). The Washington defense allows 35.5% on shots from 3-point land (738 of 2,077) and opponents are converting on 80.3% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 23.3 assists and 44.6 rebounds per game, ranking them 7th and 19th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Denver
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