NBA Picks: Denver Nuggets vs. Washington Wizards
Denver Nuggets vs. Washington Wizards
Monday, 12/9/13, 7:00 PM EST
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Denver snapped a two-game losing streak by picking up a 103-92 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers as 6.5-point road favorites last Saturday, while going UNDER the betting total for the third time in four contests. The Nuggets have four probable starters averaging double figures, but may be without point guard Ty Lawson, who is listed as a game-time decision with a left hamstring strain. The franchise has won 15 of the last 20 meetings in this series. Denver is 6-6 SU and 8-4 ATS on the road this season, with no clear edge in terms of the betting total (6-6 Over/Under).
The Nuggets are 3-2 on their current six-game East Coast road trip, which can’t be ignored when looking over the NBA betting lines. Denver’s bench is second in the league in averaging 45.3 points per game—providing the visitor a major edge over Washington’s reserves that score just 19.3. Nate Robinson has been a spark plug when hitting the floor, as he’s scored in double figures in 10 of his last 11 games.
Washington had its two-game winning streak snapped in suffering a 109-105 overtime defeat to the Milwaukee Bucks last Friday, while going OVER the betting total of 192.5. The Wizards have all five starters averaging in double figures, with point guard John Wall leading the way at 19.6 points a contest, which was helped by pouring in 30 and dishing out eight assists last time out. Washington is 4-15 SU and 10-8-1 ATS in December the last two-plus seasons.
The Wizards are 6-3 SU at home, including a perfect 2-0 mark when hosting Western Conference foes, which is important to consider when making your NBA betting picks Monday night. Wall is averaging 22.2 points, 10.8 assists and 4.6 rebounds in nine home games, while the offense is scoring 104.8 a contest in its last six games in front of the home crowd.
Sports bettors will likely back the Wizards due to their 22-9-1 ATS mark in their last 32 games versus non-conference foes.
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