Nuggets vs. Wizards - 3/12/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (30-33) at Denver Nuggets (27-38)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Denver Nuggets -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, ALT
The Washington Wizards and Denver Nuggets square off Saturday night at the Pepsi Center.
The Washington Wizards could use a win in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The Washington Wizards are averaging 102.7 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 104.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 20 points and 9.9 assists while Bradley Beal is averaging 17.8 points and 3.3 rebounds. Marcin Gortat is grabbing 10.1 rebounds and Otto Porter Jr. is dishing 1.7 assists. The Washington Wizards are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Wizards are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have lost six of their last eight road games.
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The Denver Nuggets look to keep rolling after winning four of their last five games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 101.6 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 104.5 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Will Barton is averaging 15.2 points and 2.4 assists while Kenneth Faried is averaging 12.8 points and 8.9 rebounds. D.J. Augustin is dishing 3.6 assists and Nikola Jokic is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Nuggets are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have won six of their last 10 home games.
The Wizards are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Saturday games. The Nuggets are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The underdog is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
In a toss up game between two teams who have been hit or miss, I usually always give the edge to the home team. After all, the Nuggets have won six of their last 10 at home.