The Capital One Arena will be the site of a Wednesday night inter-conference encounter between the Washington Wizards (32-40) and the Denver Nuggets (48-24). The Denver Nuggets come into the game with the highest seed in the Western Conference, while the Washington Wizards are ranked 12th in the Eastern Conference. The Washington Wizards need a win and need it fast to get their season back on track. Three defeats in a row are always brutal, and the Denver Nuggets should be wary of an opponent super motivated to end their current poor run.
Washington Wizards VS Denver Nuggets Betting expert picks
Washington Wizards VS Denver Nuggets Moneyline
Go for the Denver Nuggets to win (1.37) on the moneyline for Maryland sports betting.
The Washington Wizards have been having a rough stretch as of late, losing eight out of their last ten games. Their most recent game was a 122-112 loss to the Orlando Magic. As a result, they are the +220 underdogs at the Capital One Arena. The Denver Nuggets defeated the Washington Wizards 141-128 in their only regular season matchup thus far. They take to the road for the rematch as favorites, according to the -270 moneyline odds. This implies a 73% chance of a road win for the visitors, who have gone 5-5 recently.
The Denver Nuggets seem a shrewd bet. They have played extremely well on the road, boasting a 6-4 record in their last ten away games. This may give them an edge over the Washington Wizards, who have only gone 4-6 at the Capital One Arena lately.
Washington Wizards VS Denver Nuggets Spread
Take the Denver Nuggets -6.5 (1.91) as they are the best bet with MD sportsbook apps.
The Denver Nuggets are entering the Capital One Arena with an impressive 6.5-point advantage over the Washington Wizards! They have been successful in three out of their last five trips to the Capital One Arena, obtaining a victory margin of 10.3 points on average.
In their last six games, the Washington Wizards were not able to cover the spread in five of them. Their ATS record for the season stands at 32-38-2. The Washington Wizards have scored 110.0 points and allowed 116.6 points on average in their previous ten matches. They covered on two occasions.
The Denver Nuggets have gone 16-19 ATS in away games this season. Their overall record stands at 38-32-1 ATS. Based on their past ten road contests, the Denver Nuggets covered six times. They kept their opponents down to 114.0 points per game and scored 111.7 points on average.
Washington Wizards VS Denver Nuggets Total
Go for Total over 228.5 (1.91)
The past ten games between the Washington Wizards and the Denver Nuggets didn’t disappoint. The total averaged 224.5 points in these encounters, including 233 points in the last five at the Capital One Arena.
The Washington Wizards have gone over in their last three games, bringing their overall season record to 34-34 O/U. In the last five matches home games for the Washington Wizards, the total averaged 231.0 points. The score went under two times, going 5-4 O/U in the last ten matches overall.
The Denver Nuggets went under the total in their last three road games. Their away record is 19-16 O/U. The last five Denver Nuggets road games went under on three occasions, averaging 227.6 points. The Under is 5-4 in the past 10 matches overall.
Washington Wizards VS Denver Nuggets Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): Denver Nuggets (-270) | Washington Wizards (+220)
- Against the spread (ATS): Denver Nuggets -6.5 (-110) | Washington Wizards +6.5 (-110)
Washington Wizards Form
The Washington Wizards’ struggle to pull out a win continues, with their most recent game against the Orlando Magic ending in a loss of 122-112. With three consecutive defeats, they’re now left standing at 32-40 for the season.
On average, the Washington Wizards are averaging 112.8 points in the NBA this season and 113.4 points when playing at the Capital One Arena. The Washington Wizards have kept their opponents to an average of 113.6 points per game and 113.8 points when playing at home.
The Washington Wizards had a 35-47 record last year, which was not enough to take them to the playoffs. They ended up 12th in the Eastern Conference and fourth in the Southeast Division. Unfortunately, their outlook this season doesn’t appear to be much better, with a 32-40 record so far.
The only reported injury concern for the Washington Wizards is Kyle Kuzma.
Denver Nuggets Form
The Denver Nuggets got a much-needed 102-108 victory over the Brooklyn Nets in their previous match. They hope the win sparks an end to their struggles for consistency, having only gone 5-5 recently. Their road record is 18-18 this term.
On Wednesday, the Denver Nuggets are off to the Washington Wizards with an impressive scoring average of 116.6 points over their 72 matches this season. The Denver Nuggets have been left wanting more defensively. They’ve given up 112.9 points on average this season, as well as 113.0 points in their past five outings.
The Denver Nuggets have emerged as the undisputed champions of the Northwest Division, boasting an impressive 48 wins to their name. As they forge ahead in the regular season, their appetite for victory remains unquenched.
Collin Gillespie is the only reported injury concern for the Denver Nuggets ahead of Wednesday’s game.
Washington Wizards VS Denver Nuggets H2H history
The Denver Nuggets downed the Washington Wizards 141-128 in their previous matchup. The encounter took place at the Ball Arena in December 2022. The Denver Nuggets have a 6-4 record against the Washington Wizards from their last ten meetings. They have taken five wins out of ten on the road.
In their past ten meetings, the Washington Wizards pulled off 110.3 points on average per game, whereas Denver Nuggets managed 114.2 points per match.