Washington Will Cover Large Spread Against Denver

Thursday, March 21, 2019 2:12 PM UTC

Thursday, Mar. 21, 2019 2:12 PM UTC

The Wizards are great picks ATS at home this year, while the Nuggets have stuggled on the road.

<h2 dir="ltr" style="text-align:center"><b id="docs-internal-guid-cb17d345-7fff-fb7c-d3e2-6070d35a22ca">Denver (47-22 SU, 37-32 ATS) at Washington (30-42 SU, 34-38 ATS)</b></h2><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center"><b id="docs-internal-guid-cb17d345-7fff-fb7c-d3e2-6070d35a22ca">Thursday 7:00 P.M. ET<br />Free NBA Pick: <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nba-basketball/denver-nuggets-vs-washington-wizards-3568987/odds/" target="_blank" title="Game Odds">Wizards ATS</a><br />Best Line Offered: <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4427&amp;book=BOVADA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Sportsbook!">Bovada</a></b></p><p dir="ltr">[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3568987, "sportsbooksIds":[238,93,1096,19,999996], "LineTypeId":1, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p><p dir="ltr">Having clinched a playoff spot last time out, the Denver Nuggets will work on improving their position when they visit the Washington Wizards on Thursday. The Nuggets (47-22) have won four straight and are one-half game behind the Golden State Warriors for the top record in the Western Conference. Denver rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat the Boston Celtics 114-105 on Monday night to clinch a playoff spot for the first time since 2012-13.</p><p>Nikola Jokic had 21 points on 9-for-14 shooting and grabbed 13 rebounds, and Will Barton added 20 points for the Nuggets, who opened a four-game road trip with the win. Seven Denver turnovers allowed Boston to open up a five-point third-quarter lead. A key 5-0 scoring run from Torrey Craig allowed Denver to tie the game up at 80 heading into the final quarter and the Nuggets scored the first six points of the fourth quarter to open up an 86-80 lead.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;CLUTCH &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/RQIpRFXBdj\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/RQIpRFXBdj&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/WashWizards/status/1108552489308045313?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;21 de março de 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</p><p>Washington saw its already slim playoff hopes take a hit Wednesday night when the Wizards lost to the Chicago Bulls 126-120 in overtime. The 11th-place Wizards (30-42) lost for the third time in four games and trail the eighth-place Miami Heat by 5 1/2 games. Lauri Markkanen had 32 points and 13 rebounds, and Kris Dunn scored a season-high 26 points -- including eight in overtime -- to go with 13 assists to lead Chicago.</p><p>It will be a very interesting matchup between Bradley Beal and Gary Harris, who many compare their games as dynamic modern NBA shooting guards, Beal has been on a tear of late and should be able to outduel harris.</p><p>The Wizards are an impressive <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nba-basketball/" target="_blank" title="Live NBA Odds Board">22-12 ATS at home this season</a>, while the Nuggets struggle covering on the road as they are 14-19 ATS away from home this year, The Nuggets being favored by eight points on the road, <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/nba/" target="_blank" title="More NBA Picks">may prove to be too many points for them to cover</a>.</p>
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