The Nuggets travel to the nation’s capital with their eyes firmly on keeping pace with the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference. Denver and Golden State are tied with the best record in the West. The Nuggets feel they have what it takes to win the NBA Championship. Will Denver come through on March 21 as a road favorite?
Nuggets vs Wizards NBA Lines, Game Preview & Betting Analysis
- When: Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 pm ET
- Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
- TV: NBATV / NBCDC
- Radio: Denver / Washington
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- ATS Odds: Denver -6.5
- Over/Under Total Odds: 228.5
Why Denver Nuggets are a good bet -6.5
The Denver Nuggets have been on fire, going 5-1 on the moneyline in their last 6 games. Although the loss was to Golden State, Denver didn’t let it burden them too long.
They bounced right out of the loss to the Warriors with wins over Minnesota, Dallas, Indiana, and Boston. The victory over Boston was particularly telling because the Nuggets beat them 114-105. Denver should simply outclass Washington on Thursday night.
- Points/G: 112
- Field Goal %: 46.9
- 3-Point %: 35.6
- Free Throw %: 75.6
- Rebounds/G: 46.7
- Points/G: 107
- Field Goal %: 45.8
- 3-Point %: 34.2
- Free Throw %: 75
- Rebounds/G: 41.8
Why Washington Wizards are a good bet +6.5?
The Washington Wizards hasn’t played that well in recent games, going 1-3 on the moneyline. However, they could turn their form around against Denver on March 21.
Washington takes on their more accomplished foes at home. That’s excellent news because the Wizards are a terrific 22-14 against the spread in home games. Not only that, Trevor Ariza is listed as questionable, which means there’s a chance he could play. If Ariza suits up, the Wizards can upset the Nuggets on the moneyline. Even without Ariza they can keep this closer than the spread.
- Points/G: 114.4
- Field Goal %: 47
- 3-Point %: 34.6
- Free Throw %: 76.9
- Rebounds/G: 41.7
- Points/G: 116.9
- Field Goal %: 47.6
- 3-Point %: 36.9
- Free Throw %: 78.2
- Rebounds/G: 47.3
NBA Betting Trends for Nuggets vs Wizards
- Denver is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games on the road
- Denver is 5-1 SU in the last 6 games
- The total went UNDER in 11 of Denver’s last 12 games
- Washington is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 games
- Washington is 5-2 SU in the last 7 games at home
- The total went OVER in 15 of Washington’s last 21 games
Nuggets vs Wizards Final NBA Betting Analysis
Both teams have played very well against the spread under the conditions of tonight’s matchup. But, overall, Washington’s been better ATS than Denver.
The Nuggets are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 while Washington is 7-3 ATS in their last 10. The last time the Nuggets battled Washington, they only lost by 8. The Wizards should be ready to take full advantage of the homecourt. They’ll have a decent shot to beat Denver on the moneyline, which means backing Washington ATS is the way to go.
NBA Betting Pick: Washington +6.5