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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: Denver Nuggets vs. Washington Wizards

January 21, 2024


The Denver Nuggets will travel to Washington, District of Columbia to face the Washington Wizards at the Capital One Arena with the game tipping off at 6:00 PM ET on Sunday evening.



Denver is one of the best teams in the Western Conference this season as they enter this game with the 3rd best record in the conference at 29-14 while having won three of their last four games including a 102-100 win on the road against the Boston Celtics on Friday. 



Nikola Jokic has played a pivotal role in the success the Nuggets have had this season as he leads the team in scoring, rebounds, assists, and blocks with an average of 25.7 points, 11.9 rebounds, 9.1 assists, and 0.9 blocks per game. Denver has been an above-average offensive and defensive team this season as they are averaging 116.31 points while allowing the 7th fewest points per game with an average of 111.36 points allowed per game.



The Washington Wizards have been one of the worst teams in the NBA with a record of 7-33 which puts them in 14th place in the Eastern Conference and gives them the 3rd worst record in the league while having lost eight of their last nine games and are on a three-game losing streak following a loss at home against the Spurs on Saturday. 



The Wizards have been the worst defensive team in the NBA as they are allowing the most points per game with an average of 125.33 points per game, however, they have been a slightly above average team offensively as they enter this game averaging 115.54 points per game which is more than the league average of 115.52 points per game. 



Kyle Kuzma has been one of the better players on the team as he leads the team in scoring and is 2nd on the team in rebounds and assists with an average of 6.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game. The Washington Wizards will look to end their three-game losing streak when they host the Denver Nuggets on Sunday evening.



BookMaker has the Denver Nuggets listed as 13.5-point favorites on the road against the Washington Wizards on Sunday evening. Denver has won six of the last ten including four straight games against Washington. The teams are 5-5 ATS in the last ten while the Nuggets have covered the spread in four straight games in the series. 



The Denver Nuggets are 19-23-1 ATS overall, 8-14 ATS on the road, and 17-20-1 ATS as a favorite this season while the Washington Wizards are 19-21-1 ATS overall, 6-12 ATS at home, and 18-18-1 ATS as an underdog on the year.

Denver is the superior team in terms of talent and has been the better team in the series, winning six of the last ten including the last four meetings. The Nuggets have also covered the spread in four straight games in the series which is why I am buying the .5 point and laying the points with the Denver Nuggets when they travel to face the Washington Wizards on Sunday evening. 

Spooky Express Pick: Denver Nuggets -13