Washington Wizards vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, 12/14/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Washington Wizards vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
The Washington Wizards are headed to Ball Arena on Wednesday where they will attempt to beat the Denver Nuggets.
The Wizards stepped onto the hardwood against the Nets and took a loss by a final of 112-100 in their last contest. In reference to personal fouls, the Wizards ended up walking away with 16 and the Nets accumulated 20 personal fouls. They also made 8 of their 27 tries from long range. Brooklyn finished the game shooting 88.9% when shooting free throws by making 16 of their 18 shots. Furthermore, Brooklyn collected 41 rebounds (7 offensive, 34 defensive) and got 2 rejections. Brooklyn doled out 25 assists and had 8 steals for this contest. In regard to defending, Washington allowed their opponent to shoot 49.4% from the field on 44 of 89 shooting. They also doled out 21 assists for the game as well as forcing 11 turnovers and having 6 steals. In relation to hauling in rebounds, they compiled 44 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Wizards converted 15 of 22 tries for a percentage of 68.2%. Washington wrapped up the contest with a 46.8% FG percentage (37 of 79) and knocked down 11 of 31 shots from distance.
Will Barton is one guy who came through for the game. Barton ended up shooting 53.3% from the field and distributed 7 dimes. He was on the court for 33 minutes played and pulled down 7 rebounds. He had 22 points on 8 out of 15 shooting.
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Washington will play this game with a record of 11-17 for the campaign. They lose possession via turnover 13.8 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 19.6 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Washington is pulling down 44.4 rebounds per contest and has earned 686 assists so far this year, which is 11th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Wizards are shooting 34.2% on shots from beyond the arc (307 of 897) and 76.6% from the free throw line. They average 110.4 pts per contest (23rd in basketball) while connecting on 47.2% from the field.
Defensively, the Wizards are forcing 12.7 turnovers every game and they draw 19.7 fouls. They relinquish 37.4% on 3-point shots while they are 15th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (112.9). The Wizards are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 45.9% (1,149 of 2,503) and they concede 43.6 rebounds per contest as a group. They are 10th in basketball in giving up assists with 668 conceded on the season.
The last time they took the court, the Nuggets went home victorious with a score of 115-110 against the Jazz. With respect to how they cleaned up the glass, Denver permitted Utah to get 42 overall (10 offensive). They finished shooting 36.6% from distance by connecting on 15 of 41 and finished the game at 17 out of 21 from the free throw line (81.0%). The Nuggets permitted the Jazz to convert 39 of their 85 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.9% in this matchup. When the final whistle was blown, the Nuggets ended up shooting 47 for 86 from the floor which gave them a rate of 54.7%. When it comes to shots from distance, Denver made 8 of their 26 tries (30.8%). They were able to convert 13 of the free throws for a percentage of 81.3%. The Jazz were called for 20 fouls in this contest which took the Nuggets to the charity stripe for a total of 16 shots. They coughed up the ball 8 times, while earning 5 steals in this game. The Nuggets earned 33 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 39 in the game.
Nikola Jokic pitched in for the Nuggets for the contest. He buried 11 out of 20 in the game for a field goal percentage of 55.0%, and earned 12 rebounds. Jokic tallied 31 points in his 35 mins of playing time and accounted for 14 assists for the matchup.
Denver has a win-loss record of 16-10 on the campaign. The Nuggets are responsible for committing 19.5 personal fouls per contest and they go 74.6% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 28.0 times per game (2nd in basketball) and they turn it over 15.1 times per game. Denver has totaled 2,990 pts for the campaign (115.0 per contest) and they grab 42.9 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Nuggets are connecting on 50.3% from the floor, which is ranked 1st in the league.
The Nuggets on defense are ranked 18th in the league in PPG given up with 113.8. They are forcing their opponents into 13.7 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 48.8% from the floor (29th in the league). The Denver defense surrenders 36.5% on 3-point attempts (329 of 901) and their opponents are connecting on 76.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 25.8 dimes and 40.0 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 21st and 1st in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Denver
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