Free NBA Picks Today: Washington Wizards vs Denver Nuggets 3/22/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Washington Wizards vs Denver Nuggets 3/22/23
Wed 22nd March 2023

The Denver Nuggets (48-24, 18-18 Away), the league’s top shooting team, are on the road to face the Washington Wizards (32-40, 16-18 Home) on Wednesday. Denver topped the Brooklyn Nets 108-102 at Barclays Center on Sunday. With 28 points, Michael Porter Jr. was the scoring leader.

Nikola Jokic had a triple double with 22 points, 17 rebounds, and 10 assists. The Nuggets are 3.5 games ahead of the Memphis Grizzlies atop the Western Conference, currently sitting in first.

Washington is playing on back-to-back days after losing their third in a row yesterday at Amway Center, falling to the Orlando Magic 122-112. Kristaps Porzingis had 30 points in defeat to lead the team. The Wizards are 12th in the Eastern Conference.

The teams are meeting for the last time this season. Denver will be pursuing a season sweep against Washington after getting the win in the only prior meeting 141-128 at Ball Arena in December 2022, their third straight head-to-head victory.

Jokic led the Nuggets with 43 points, 14 rebounds, eight assists, and five steals. Kyle Kuzma had 24 points in the loss. Jokic is averaging 24.7 points per game to lead the Nuggets in scoring this season. Jokic also is contributing 11.9 rebounds and 9.9 assists per game, placing him second and fourth in the NBA, respectively.

Porzingis and Kuzma have powered the Wizards on offense, averaging 22.9 and 21.2 points per game, respectively. Porzingis also has averaged 8.4 rebounds per game. Monte Morris has distributed 5.2 assists per game. Shooting 50.9% from the field, the Nuggets are the NBA’s most accurate field goal shooting team.

The teams have split their last 10 games at Capital One Arena (5-5). Meanwhile, the Wizards are 7-7 when playing the second of a back-to-back this season and 4-6 in such games against rested opponents. The Nuggets are 6-3 with a rest advantage.

In the last 10 games, Denver is 5-5 with an average margin of +1.5 (114.7-113.2). Washington has gone 2-8 over the last 10, allowing 116.6 points per game on average while scoring only 110.0 (-6.6 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)

Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Thomas Bryant: 4.7 | 16.6 | -12.0
Rebounds per game:
Thomas Bryant: 2.0 | 5.9 | -3.9


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Corey Kispert: 19.6 | 13.9 | +5.7
Delon Wright: 6.8 | 13.6 | -6.8
Points per game:
Corey Kispert: 15.0 | 9.9 | +5.1

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Denver Nuggets -6.5 (-115)

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