Nuggets at Wizards - 1/28/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (17-28) at Washington Wizards (20-23)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards -6.5 -- Over/Under: 210 See the Latest Odds
TV: ALT, CSNB
The Denver Nuggets and Washington Wizards meet Thursday night at the Verizon Center.
The Denver Nuggets could use a victory after losing six of their last 10 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 99.7 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 103.8 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Danilo Gallinari is averaging 19.2 points and 5.7 rebounds while Will Barton is averaging 15.5 points and 2.4 assists. Kenneth Faried is grabbing 8.8 rebounds and Emmanuel Mudiay is dishing 5.7 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Nuggets are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have lost seven of their last 10 road games.
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The Washington Wizards look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 101.6 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 104.1 points on 46.8 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 19.6 points and 9.8 assists while Marcin Gortat is averaging 13.4 points and 9.9 rebounds. Otto Porter Jr. is grabbing 5.7 rebounds and Gary Neal is dishing 1.3 assists. The Washington Wizards are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Wizards are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have lost six of their last eight home games. Kris Humphries and Bradley Beal are questionable.
The Nuggets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wizards are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Thursday games. The Nuggets are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Washington and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Nuggets continue to stink up the joint on the road and now have to play on the end of a back to back. However, it's not like the Wizards are lighting the world on fire at home, and Beal is back to being banged up. I'll side with the points as more of a fade from Washington.