Washington Wizards vs Denver Nuggets 11/26/2019 NBA Odds and Prediction
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Washington Wizards vs Denver Nuggets 11/26/2019 – Two teams with contrasting styles of play slug it out in Mile High, as the Washington Wizards and the Denver Nuggets meet for the first time this season on Tuesday at the Pepsi Center. The Wizards opened in the NBA betting lines as huge 9.5 points underdogs to the Nuggets, who have demolished their last five opponents with their top-rated offense.
Washington Wizards vs Denver Nuggets 11/26/2019
Washington Wizards vs Denver Nuggets 11/26/2019 Betting Odds
Washington Wizards Betting
The Wizards’ mini-streak ended at the hands of the Sacramento Kings, 113-106, on Sunday. Bradley Beal recorded 20 points and 8 assists and Isaiah Thomas tallied 17 markers for Washington, who shot 45 percent from the field and 38 percent from beyond the arc. The Kings’ defense really keyed on the Wizards’ top gunners, limiting their output 13 points below their average points per game.
Players to Watch: Bradley Beal (29.6 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 7.1 APG), Thomas Bryant (14.6 PPG, 8.8 RPG, 2.5 APG), Davis Bertans (13.0 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 1.9 APG)
Denver Nuggets Betting
The Denver Nuggets’ defense has once again tamed another high-octane offensive team. Jamal Murray, Paul Millsap and Will Barton all scored at least 20 points, while Nikola Jokic recorded 8 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists to power the Nuggets to a 116-104 win over the Phoenix Suns. Denver allowed the Suns to shoot 50 percent from the field but contained their opponents’ three-point shooting to a 12-for-35 clip.
Players to Watch: Jamal Murray (18.7 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 5.0 APG), Nikola Jokic (16.7 PPG, 9.7 APG, 6.1 APG), Will Barton (15.4 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 3.0 APG)
Washington Wizards vs Denver Nuggets 11/26/2019 Betting Numbers
Washington are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Denver are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
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Washington Wizards vs Denver Nuggets Betting Picks
The wide margin in the NBA spread showed Bookmakers aren’t sure if the Wizards’ offense will overcome Denver’s suffocating defense. The 106-points output against the Kings further validates the oddsmakers’ belief that Washington struggles against high-quality defense.
Moneyline: The Nuggets are 2-1 in the last three meetings with the Wizards and 5-1 on the road.
ATS: No doubt the Nuggets will win this game, but the Wiz could view the 9-point spread as another opportunity to get an ATS win. Washington has Bradley Beal and a very productive bench to stay within range all game.
TOTALs: The total for this game opened at low 227 points. The UNDER looks like a solid choice in this one since the Nuggets have the reputation of really punishing sub. 500 teams on the defensive end with the exception of the Atlanta Hawks, who dropped 125 points on them two weeks ago.
Score Prediction: 103-95 Nuggets