Wizards vs. Nuggets Prediction
For a Wizards team that has fallen into a funk, things don't get any easier Saturday night when they take on a Nuggets squad seeking its longest winning streak of the season.
In search of its fourth consecutive victory, Denver is currently a 1-point home favorite versus Washington according to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI. As for the total, the number opened at 212.5 and has been bet up a half point to 213.
The Wizards' problem right now is that they're not playing well defensively. During a recent stretch in which they won seven of nine games, they allowed 98.4 points and a 43.6 field-goal percentage. But in their current four-game losing streak, Washington has allowed 109.5 points on 48 percent shooting.
The last time these two teams faced each other, Danilo Gallinari had 26 points while Emmanuel Mudiay added 20 and Nikola Jokic finished with 15 points and 10 boards as the Nuggets shot 50.6 percent. In that January 28 matchup, the Nuggets beat the Wizards 117-113 in Washington.
The home team is 5-1 against the spread in the last six meetings between these two teams while the Nuggets have covered the spread in four of their last five home games. On the other side, the Wizards are 0-4 against the number in their current four-game losing streak and are also winless at 0-4 ATS in their last four games when playing on no rest.
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