Denver Nuggets (28-14) vs. Washington Wizards (7-33)
Denver Nuggets vs. Washington Wizards 1/21/24 – As the NBA regular season ramps up, an intriguing matchup is in store with Denver Nuggets taking on Washington Wizards on Sunday. The Nuggets face the underachieving Wizards who currently boast an disappointing record; fans and those involved with daily NBA predictions alike have taken notice. As this contest could provide fans with one of the top teams in the league taking on those looking for redemption on their side, this match-up promises to make for a fascinating spectacle!
The Denver Nuggets have shown their prowess this season, averaging 116.3 points per game while hitting an impressive 49.9% field goal percentage and making 11.9 3-pointers a game at 37.9% success rate – particularly impressive from beyond the arc where their 3-point field goal percentage stands at 46.1%! Their playmaking is top notch as demonstrated by 29.5 assists per game demonstrating team unity; however their road performance against the spread (7-14) shows some inconsistency, particularly away from home!
The Wizards, despite having a less-than-stellar win-loss record, have shown remarkable competitive spirit, with 115.5 average points scored per game and making 90.7 field goal attempts on average (90.7 vs 89), but only convert 47.8% of their field goal attempts. Their strength lies in 3-point shooting where 12.5 3-pointers are made per game compared with only 11.8, although their turnover ratio (13.3 per game vs 11.8) could play an integral part of this contest.
Denver Nuggets vs. Washington Wizards 1/21/24 Game Info
|Sunday, January 21, 2024 at 6:00 PM ET
|Capital One Arena
|NBA League Pass
Nikola Jokic (C) vs. Kyle Kuzma (SF)
Nikola Jokic has been remarkable this season for the Nuggets center Nikola Jokic has been nothing short of astounding this season. Appearing in all 41 games he averaged 25.5 points, 11.9 rebounds and 9.1 assists per game; his versatility and dominance on the court were evident as evidenced by a commendable 3.1 assist-to-turnover ratio, making him a formidable opponent.
Kyle Kuzma of the Wizards has also been an impressive performer. Averaging 22.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game, Kuzma has been an essential offensive piece. While his lower assist-to-turnover ratio (1.6) may pose some concern compared to Jokic, his scoring prowess remains significant threat.
When these two key players meet, it will be an epic contest of Jokic’s all-around play against Kuzma’s scoring prowess. Jokic may help facilitate plays while contributing rebounds and points for Denver, while Kuzma could keep the Wizards in contention due to his scoring consistency.
NBA Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
Betting odds for this matchup remain unknown; however, given Denver’s outstanding track record and overall team performance, they could end up as an oddsmaker’s favorite on the moneyline.
Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Nuggets have displayed inconsistent trends over their last five games, going 3-2 ATS against the spread on their road games – something bettors may find difficult in covering. Yet with consistent scoring and strong overall performances making up most of these contests, this team may still make for an attractive pick among bettors.
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Wizards have struggled recently, going 1-4 in their last five games. Yet their performance against the spread in road games (12-8) could provide value to bettors seeking an underdog pick. Furthermore, recent home games tend to go over in terms of over/under bets.
Denver Nuggets vs. Washington Wizards 1/21/24 Betting Picks
In summary, although the Nuggets may seem stronger on paper, their Wizards counterpart’s ability to cover the spread in road games makes them an appealing pick. When considering handicappers’ premium picks for straight wins or against-the-spread betting opportunities, Nuggets might offer more value due to their home court advantage compared to Wizards.
Prop bettors could find success betting on Jokic’s all-around contributions (points, rebounds and assists). An over/under bet may prove more challenging; considering both teams’ scoring averages though it might be prudent to go with an over scenario.
Free Pick and Prediction: Denver Nuggets 118, Washington Wizards 110.