Washington Wizards vs Denver Nuggets NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/17/21

Washington Wizards vs Denver Nuggets NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/17/21 Photo by Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Nuggets (15-12) at Washington Wizards (8-17)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Capital One Arena)

The Line: Washington Wizards +3.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Denver Nuggets and Washington Wizards meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena.

The Denver Nuggets look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 115.5 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 47 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 26.5 points and 11.5 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 18.5 points and 4.4 assists. Michel Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Monte Morris is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.

The Washington Wizards look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 113.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 119.1 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 33.1 points and 5.2 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 19.3 points and 9.4 assists. Rui Hachimura is the third double-digit scorer and Davis Bertans is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.

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The Nuggets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest. The Wizards are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Wednesday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 36-15-2 in Nuggets last 53 overall. The under is 6-2 in Wizards last 8 overall. The Nuggets are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Washington and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

The Denver Nuggets are on the end of a back to back and that's not what you want to see from a team dealing with injuries, but they're still a talented bunch that should find a way to win this game. The Washington Wizards are finding wins here and there lately, but they're still losing their last five games by an average of 2.2 points and lose at home by an average of 3.8 points. There's very few spots where I want to back the Wizards and I'm not sure this is one of them. 

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Randy’s Pick Denver Nuggets -3.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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