Nuggets Look for Third Win in Four Games
The Denver Nuggets fell into a four-game losing streak a couple of weeks ago but have since won two out of their past three. On a bigger scale, if you’ve seen the NBA news, they remain losers in five of their last seven. The question is: are they out of their downtrend?
They take on the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, a team that has just 32 wins on the season. Which team is the best bet in this spot?
Nuggets Looking to Regain Identity Before Playoffs
Despite the defensive issues in the past month or so, the Nuggets still have the talent to turn this around. They’re the No. 1 seed in the West but those who bet online haven’t seen them perform like it over the last few weeks.
It all starts from the center position, with Nikola Jokoic on track to win yet another MVP award. Jokic is putting up 24.7 points, 11.9 rebounds, and 9.9 assists per game this year.
Outside of him, Jamal Murray, Michael Porter, and Aaron Gordon are all averaging over 16.5 points per game in secondary offensive roles. The challenge has been that their defense has fallen off a cliff.
Denver is 19th in opponent field goal percentage over their last 10 games. Overs have been a good option for NBA betting purposes with their games.
Wizards Fading Down the Strech
The Wizards have had a difficult time defending home court over the past month. They’ve had seven home games in March, winning just two.
At 32-40, you’d think their season would be over, but they are, in fact, just 2.5 games out of a play-in playoff spot. If you’re looking at the NBA odds here, note that they still have something to play for.
The challenge here is that they’re free-falling. Do you really want to bet on a team in the sportsbook that has lost three straight and eight of 10? That’s the concern here.
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Nuggets vs Wizards Head-to-Head
These teams have only met up once this season, with Denver winning 141-128 on Dec. 14.
Nuggets vs Wizards Game Information
- Game: Nuggets (48-24) vs Wizards (32-40)
- Location: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
- Day/Time: Wednesday, March 22, 7:00 p.m. ET
- Nuggets vs Wizards Live stream: NBA Game Pass
Nuggets vs Wizards Betting Lines
Nuggets vs Wizards Picks and Prediction
You should roll with the Nuggets for your sports bets here. They have a significantly better roster that’s having a better season up to this point.
They also look like they’re out of their downtrend, while the Wizards are still fully mired in theirs.
You’re getting a shorter price with the Nuggets here since they’re on the road, but the Wizards don’t have a strong home-court advantage. Their 16 home wins are the third-fewest in the Eastern Conference. Go with Denver with your NBA picks.
Denver is listed at -270 in our Vegas lines. So, if you wager $100 on the Nuggets, there’s a chance to win $37. Washington is +220 with a chance to win $220 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Wizards a 31.25% chance to win, with the Nuggets at 72.97%.
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.
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Wizards vs Nuggets Previous (Dec. 14, 2022)
It feels like this game might be a little one-sided and the sportsbook odds indicate that. Denver won both matchups against the Wizards a season ago and is performing far better as of late.
The duo of Jokic and Murray continue to dominate opposing defenses while the Wizards struggle for answers without their stars. The Nuggets are the best 3-point shooting team in the league while the Wizards rank 23rd in opponent field goal percentage.
It’s a big number but the Nuggets are the right choice for your NBA picks.