Nuggets vs Wizards Prediction NBA Picks 1/21/24

Washington Wizards (7-33) vs Denver Nuggets (29-14)

Game Info: Sunday, January 21, 2024 at 6:00 pm (Capital One Arena)

Betting Odds: Washington Wizards +13.5 -- Over/Under: 238.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Denver Nuggets and the Washington Wizards collide at the Capital One Arena on Sunday night. Here’s a Nuggets vs Wizards Prediction.

Denver Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets have been in decent shape as they've won six of their last nine games overall and they will be feeling pretty good about themselves after outlasting the Celtics in a thrilling 102-100 road win on Friday. Jamal Murray led the team with 35 points, eight rebounds and five assists, Nikola Jokic added 34 points with 12 rebounds and nine assists while Michael Porter Jr. chipped in with 13 points. As a team, the Nuggets shot 51 percent from the field and eight of 31 from the 3-point line, but this win was more about their defense as they trailed for most of the first half, before they clamped down defensively and restricted the Celtics to just two points in the final 4:50 to snap their 20-game home win streak. The Nuggets will play against the Pacers after this one.

Washington Wizards

Meanwhile, the Washington Wizards have been in a major slump as they've lost nine of their last 10 games overall and they will be hoping to arrest a three-game skid after falling just short to the Spurs in a 131-127 loss last night. Marvin Bagley led the team with 21 points and 12 rebounds, Deni Avdija, Jordan Poole and Corey Kispert scored 16 points each while Tyus Jones chipped in with 13 points and six assists. As a team, the Wizards shot 47 percent from the field and nine of 29 from the 3-point line as they looked to be in full control when they led by 12 points midway through the fourth quarter, only to get outscored by 22-6 in the final 4:43 to suffer yet another disappointing defeat at home.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Wizards rank 30th in the league for opponent points per game this season (125.0).
  • The Wizards rank 30th in the league for opponent assists per game this season (30.1).
  • The Nuggets rank 29th in the league for free throws made per game this season (15.6).
  • The Nuggets rank 2nd in the league for Q1 opponent points per game this season (26.6).

Nuggets vs Wizards Prediction

The Nuggets haven't been at their absolute best lately, but they will be full of confidence after delivering the Celtics their first home loss of the season. In contrast, the Wizards have been in terrible shape and they just blew a 12-point lead to the slumping Spurs in their last game. The line is very hefty for this one, so while I have the Nuggets getting the easy win, I think the Wizards hang around and get the backdoor cover at home.

Peter’s Pick Washington +13.5

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