The Denver Nuggets (48-24) have maintained the pole position in the Western Conference after a win against the Brooklyn Nets (108-102) previously as they now take on the Washington Wizards (32-40) at the Capital One Arena on Wednesday.
The Nuggets have not been at their best lately, 5-5 in their last 10. The win against the Nets was a close one up until the end. Michael Porter Jr. stepped in to perform the best on the team, scoring 28 points, followed by Jamal Murray with 25 points. Nikola Jokic registered another triple-double, scoring 20 points, along with 17 rebounds and 10 assists. The Nuggets have managed to clinch the division as they would like to have a good run in the playoffs this time. On the other hand, the Washington Wizards find themselves on a three-game losing streak.
The Wizards are down to 13th in the East after falling to the Orlando Magic (122-112). Despite Kristaps Porzingis scoring 30 points for his team, the Wizard fell short by 10 points as other players failed to make any significant impact. Gary Harris and Franz Wagner led the Magic with 22 and 20 points, respectively.
Denver Nuggets vs Washington Wizards: Match Details
Fixture: Denver Nuggets @ Washington Wizards
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 22, 07:00 p.m ET
Venue: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
Denver Nuggets vs Washington Wizards: Injury Report
The two teams are almost at full strength at the moment. Only Collin Gillespie is out for the Nuggets due to a leg injury and Kyle Kuzma is questionable for the Wizards because of an ankle issue.
Denver Nuggets vs Washington Wizards: Injury List
|Collin Gillespie||Denver Nuggets||Out||Leg|
|Kyle Kuzma||Washington Wizards||Questionable||Ankle|
Denver Nuggets vs Washington Wizards: Betting Odds
|Denver Nuggets||-260||-6.5 (-110)||O 228 (-110)|
|Washington Wizards||+215||+6.5 (-110)||U 228 (-110)|
Denver Nuggets vs Washington Wizards: Starting 5s
Nuggets: F Michael Porter Jr., F Aaron Gordon, C Nikola Jokic, G Jamal Murray, G Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Wizards: F Kristaps Porzingis, F Kyle Kuzma, C Daniel Gafford, G Monte Morris, G Bradley Beal
Denver Nuggets vs Washington Wizards: Betting Prediction
The Nuggets have a 1-0 lead over the Wizards this season. They now have a chance to double the lead against a struggling Wizards team, who are falling behind in the race for the playoffs. Their home record is only 16-18 as they are set to host another one tonight. The Nuggets are better in both offense and defense compared to the Wizards which definitely gives them an advantage. But since the Wizards are more desperate for a win expect them to cover the spread at least.