Wizards at Nuggets - 1/25/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (18-25) Vs. Washington Wizards (29-15)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards -2.5 Total: 204.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBA TV
The Washington Wizards and the Denver Nuggets face off on Sunday at the Pepsi Center in NBA action.
The Washington Wizards are 29-15 this season but have lost their last two games including a loss at Portland on Saturday. The Wizards are in second place overall in the Eastern Conference standings and are 11-9 on the road this season. Washington is averaging 99.5 points per game and shooting 47.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 97.2 points and their opponents are shooting 43.7 percent while outrebounding their opponents 43.5 to 40.6 per game. John Wall leads the Wizards averaging 17.2 points and 10 assists per game. Bradley Beal is averaging 14.8 points, Paul Pierce is averaging 12.7 points, and Marcin Gortat is averaging 12.1 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. Washington ranks sixth in the NBA in defense and just 19th in offense.
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The Denver Nuggets are 18-25 this season and have lost their last five games. The Nuggets are averaging 101.6 points and they are shooting 43.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 104.3 points and their opponents are shooting 45 percent but they are winning the rebounding battle 45.8 to 43.7 per game. Ty Lawson is questionable for this one but he leads Denver with 16.7 points and 9.9 assists per game. Arron Afflalo is averaging 15.3 points, Wilson Chandler is averaging 13.8 points, and Kenneth Faried is averaging 11.9 points and 9.1 rebounds. The Nuggets are ranked 26th in defense in the NBA and third overall in rebounding.
Denver is 2-7 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 1-5-1 against the spread against the Eastern Conference, and 0-4-1 against the spread in their last five games. Washington is 5-1-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 1-3-1 against the spread against the NBA Northwest, and 0-5 against the spread in their last five Sunday games. The home team has covered the point spread in the last four meetings of these two.
My free pick here is going to be on the over as I see this one going well past the total. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as the App.