Nuggets Host Dangerous Wizards

Denver Nuggets

Wizards Dynamic Duo Could Post Trouble for Nuggets

The Washington Wizards and the Denver Nuggets meet on Monday  at Pepsi Center. Tip-off is set for 9 pm EST.

You have the Nuggets inexperienced backcourt against the Wizards experience. Denver’s offense is in the hands of 20-year-old Jamal Murray and 21-year-old Emmanuel Mudiay. It was a risky move to waive veteran point guard Jameer Nelson.  For a Denver team with playoff aspirations, these kids are going to have to grow up quickly

Oddsmakers opened the Nuggets as -3-point favorites versus the Wizards, while the game’s total opened at 223. The line now has the Nuggets as 5-point favorites. The total is up to 224.

Nuggets have Saw Improvement with Milsap Signing

The Nuggets were a 96-79 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Sacramento Kings. They covered the -12.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (175) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Murray and Mudiay haven’t shot the ball well so far this season. They are doing a decent job of taking care of the ball. Murray is averaging two turnovers per game and Mudiay only one for the Nuggets.

Denver hasn’t scored 100 points in a game yet. That doesn’t fall solely on the two youngsters. Center Nikola Jokic, a triple-double threat every night, went scoreless against the King. He had just seven points in the opener against Utah.

Free Agent signee Paul Milsap is averaging 18.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in the early season. He is shooting 50% from the floor.

Wall and Beal are one of the top Backcourt Tandems in the NBA

The Wizards were a 115-111 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Detroit Pistons. They failed to cover the -7-point spread as favorites, while the total score (226) made winners of OVER bettors.

John Wall and Bradley Beal are a handful for any team in the NBA. Tonight it could be a much bigger task for Murray and Mudiay to stop. Wall and Beal are averaging 27 and 25 points, respectively, to lead the Wizards.

Kelly Oubre Jr., has moved into the starting lineup because of injuries to Jason Smith and Markieff Morris. Oubre is happy that Washington has picked up his fourth-year option. He has a chance to take control of the forward position until Smith and Morris return.

Morris had offseason Hernia surgery has started working out. Smith missed Friday’s win over Detroit with a sprained right shoulder. He should return soon. Possibly as early as the four-game Western Conference trip that starts Monday night.

Washington will test Denver’s defense. Their D was strong Saturday night after a rough start in Utah on Wednesday.


Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away

Power Stats

Assists Turnovers
Team Records

Washington Wizards

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Last 102-02-00-00-20-20-0117.50113.004.50
vs Div0-00-00-00-00-00-
vs EAST2-02-00-00-20-20-0117.50113.004.50
vs WEST0-00-00-00-00-00-

Denver Nuggets

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Last 101-11-00-11-11-00-196.0092.503.50
vs Div0-10-00-10-10-00-196.00106.00-10.00
vs EAST0-00-00-00-00-00-
vs WEST1-11-00-11-11-00-196.0092.503.50


Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense117.50492.504
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense0.00079.001
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed0.00039.005
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense96.0027113.0023
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense96.00250.000
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed58.0010.000

Head To Head Summary

TeamrecordATSO/UAVGAVG ½FG%REB3PTsteals

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineATSTotalO/UFG% EdgeReb Edge3PT EdgeAway Half ScoreHome Half ScoreAway FG%Home FG%Away ReboundsHome ReboundsAway Three PointersHome Three PointersAway StealsHome Steals
Mar 8, 2017WAS123DEN1132WAS223.5OWASWASDEN675056.852.9433911/2613/28106
Dec 8, 2016DEN85WAS92-5.5WAS218.5UWASDENDEN524740.844.945357/326/19811
Mar 12, 2016WAS100DEN116-1.5DEN212.5ODENDENDEN505241.952.537447/208/241310
Jan 28, 2016DEN117WAS113-7.5DEN212ODENWASWAS645850.644.339419/1811/28913
Jan 25, 2015WAS117DEN1153.5DEN203.5OWASWASDEN595953.340.650454/1412/2957
Dec 5, 2014DEN89WAS119-4.5WAS208.5UWASWASWAS466537.852.936525/227/20812
Mar 23, 2014WAS102DEN105-1.5DEN214.5UWASWASDEN494748.24446385/1511/27815
Dec 9, 2013DEN75WAS741Push196UDENDENDEN404541.13648467/215/241010
Feb 22, 2013DEN113WAS1193WAS203.5ODENWASWAS646448.147.736494/2211/24117
Jan 18, 2013WAS112DEN108-10.5WAS203.5OWASWASWAS455051.348.8453411/237/16913

NBA Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Washington Wizards

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Oct 20, 2017DET115-111W-7211.5L/O54.7982.866H
Oct 18, 2017PHI120-115W-6.5217.5L/O43.3078.956H
May 15, 2017BOS105-115L5211L/O45.0079.3110A
May 12, 2017BOS92-91W-5214.5L/U43.0261.905H
May 10, 2017BOS101-123L4217.5L/O38.4682.767A

Denver Nuggets

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Oct 21, 2017SAC96-79W-12.5212.5W/U43.5360.0010H
Oct 18, 2017UTA96-106L2.5204.5L/U46.7591.6713A
Apr 12, 2017OKC111-105W6224.5W/U45.8881.257A
Apr 11, 2017DAL109-91W2.5213.5W/U48.8164.2918A
Apr 9, 2017OKC105-106L-5229.5L/U47.6293.3311H

Next up:
Washington at Los Angeles Wednesday, October 25
Denver at Charlotte Wednesday, October 25

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