Denver Nuggets go for third win

Denver Nuggets go for third win

The Denver Nuggets meet with the Washington Wizards aiming to increase their lead in the standings. Nuggets wants to do this as they also look to win for the third time in their last four games in the league. They recently clinched their division, which means they already secured their spot in the playoffs. The Wizards on the other hand continues trying to keep their playoff hopes alive. However, their current results does not help with their aim, which is why they are seeking for another win in this match. This meeting will be on March 23, 2023, at 7:00 AM (GMT+8), with the Wizards playing as hosts.

These two teams already met for one match prior to this game, and this match will be their final match in the regular season. During their previous meeting, it was the visitors who took the 141-128 win. These two teams are from different conference, with the hosts from the East and the visitors are from the West. However, the hosts continues to fight for their playoff hopes. They are currently at the 12th, below the teams qualified for the playoffs. The visitors on the other hand are at the top in the West, and are already secured of their playoff spot.

Denver Nuggets

NBA: Denver Nuggets
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The Nuggets actually have nothing to prove this season, as they have proved that they are a team capable of dominating the league. This is shown with their current record in the league, which brings them at the top of the standings. Additionally, they are coming in this game from a win against the Nets. They were able to bounce back from their defeat against the Knicks with a win against the Nets. Coming into this game, they are hoping to get their third win from their last four matches. This squad is doing well in the three-point line shooting over 38.8% shooting, and making over 75.5% in the free-throw line. They are the seventh in offense with 116.6 points per game, and the 13th in defense allowing 112.9 points per game.

MVP candidate Nikola Jokic continues to lead the Nuggets with 24.7 points, 11.9 rebounds, and 9.9 assists per game. Jamal Murray is also providing for the Nuggets, as he is chipping in 20.1 points per game. However, Collin Gillespie is an absentee for the Nuggets due to an issue in his lower leg.

Washington Wizards

NBA: Washington Wizards
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The Wizards on the other hand is looking to enter the playoffs this season, which is why they still continue to relieve their hopes. They are currently below the top 10 of the standings, which is why they are not yet part of the teams qualified in the playoffs. However, over the past weeks, this squad is really struggling to get a victory. In fact, they lost to five of their last six games, which brings them at the 12th of the standings. They have a chance to turn things around with a win against the Nuggets. In the three-point line, they are doing quite well, shooting over 35.8%. Moreover, in the free-throw line they are actually impressive, shooting over 79.1%. Offensively, this squad is at the 24th with 112.8 points per game, and the 16th in defense, allowing 113.5 points per game.

Bradley Beal lead the Wizards when it comes to scoring with 23.3 points per game. However, Kristaps Porzingis lead in some areas. He is chipping in 22.8 points per game, 8.5 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks per game.


Denver Nuggets
Total Under: 106.5
Odds: 0.87

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