The Washington Wizards will take on the Denver Nuggets in a non-conference matchup. Tip-off is scheduled for 9:00 ET at Ball Arena in Denver. The game can be seen on ALT.

Washington comes into this one having lost eight straight and is 14th in the Eastern Conference. The Nuggets are favored by 15 and have dropped three in a row. The over/under line for this game is 231 points.


The Pick: Washington Wizards +15

This game will be played at Ball Arena at 9:00 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 121-114 in favor of the Nuggets.
  • Our projections have Nikola Jokic finishing with Nikola Jokic points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Nuggets finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.9% and knocking down 12 threes.

Is a Win at Denver Possible for the Wizards?

Washington is currently 14th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 9-45. In the Southeast Division, they are in 5th place. As the underdog, the Wizards have lost eight straight games, and they are 9-42 as the underdog this season.

On the road, the Wizards are 6-22 this season, and they are 19-9 ATS. Their average scoring differential on the road is -7.5 points per game. Today, they are 15-point underdogs and have an ATS record of 26-27.

In their most recent game, the Wizards lost to the Pelicans by a score of 133-126. The O/U line for that game was 234.5, and Washington covered the spread as 14.5-point underdogs.

This season, the Wizards have an O/U record of 25-29, and their games have averaged 238.6 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 231, with 47 of their games having higher O/U lines.

The Wizards are the top-ranked team in pace at 102.5 possessions per game. They are also 16th in scoring at 114.8 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 115.3 points per game compared to 114.2 at home.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the Wizards are 17th in the league at 47%. They are also 14th in two-point shooting at 55%. However, they are just 28th in three-point shooting at 35%.

So far this season, the Wizards have outscored the NBA scoring average in 50% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 9th in the league at 28.1 per game. They are also 23rd in free throw attempts and 27th in offensive rebounds.

At this time, the Wizards’ defense is positioned 29th in the NBA, permitting 123.9 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, Wizards are causing 13.5 turnovers per game, ranking 21st in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 11th in rejections, averaging 5.4 blocked shots each game.

Taking a Look at the Nuggets Chances at Home

As the Nuggets look to break their three-game losing streak, they are favored by 15 points against the Wizards. This season, Denver has been favored in 47 of their 55 games and has a record of 34-13 in those games.

When looking at their ATS record, the Nuggets are 22-31 overall and have failed to cover the spread in their last three games. At home, they are 12-13 ATS compared to 10-18 ATS on the road.

Denver’s O/U record for the season is 19-35-1, and their last two games have gone under the betting line. On average, their games have finished with 224.8 points, which is lower than today’s O/U line of 231.

Denver’s most recent game was a 102-98 loss to the Kings. The teams’ combined scoring was well below the O/U line of 228.5. The Nuggets were favored by 5.5 points in that game.

In the Western Conference, the Nuggets are currently in 4th place with a record of 36-19. Against teams in the West, they are 20-13 and 4-5 against other teams in the Northwest Division.

When it comes to scoring, the Nuggets have been better at home than on the road, averaging 118.7 points per game compared to 109.7 on the road. Overall, they are 19th in the NBA in scoring at 113.9 points per game.

Denver has been one of the league’s top teams when it comes to two-point shooting, ranking 2nd in two-pointers made per game. However, they are just 26th in three-pointers made per game.

Despite being 8th in field goal percentage, the Nuggets are just 14th in three-point shooting at 36%. In terms of free throws, they are 29th in both makes and attempts.

On average, the Denver defense is giving up 110.8 points per game (6th). Right now, they are on a 3 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. The Nuggets defense is coming off a game in which they held the Kings offense to just 39.3% shooting. Overall, they gave up 102 points to Sacramento.