NBA: Washington at Denver (10:35 PM ET, ESPN)

NBA: Washington at Denver (10:35 PM ET, ESPN)

The back end of ESPN's Friday night doubleheader matches the high-scoring Nuggets against Washington.


2008-02-08

The back end of ESPN's Friday night doubleheader matches the high-scoring Nuggets against Washington. The Nuggets opened as a 10-1/2 point favorite, but the StatFox Power Rating Line on the Matchup Report backs the Wizards.

This is the final of 11 games in the NBA on Friday, and the ESPN crew will bring the action to you live at 10:35 PM ET. Sportsbook.com will of course have all the usual wagering opportunities and winning resources to take advantage of. Get the latest key game information by tracking the Live Odds and Betting Trends pages, then get your wagers in and take advantage of the Overtime Blues, Man on Fire, and Beat the House promotions currently running at Sportsbook. What better way to wrap up your Friday night than a winning NBA wager?

Denver will try to add to Washington's woes, trying to forget about the self-inflicted pain they caused themselves. The Wizards start a four game road trip, having lost five in a row, thanks to two things going wrong. Caron Butler has missed four of the last six games with a hip flexor, leaving Antawn Jamison as the team's only legitimate scoring threat. This has hit Washington in the face like a New York Giants pass rush, as they has shot 38 percent or less in three of last five defeats. The Wizards will need a little magic to improve 1-6 ATS record against teams with winning records.

The Nuggets lost a three point overtime game at home to division leading Utah. "I just wish we wouldn't have dug the hole we did in the first half," Nuggets coach George Karl said. Denver will try to get back on winning track and are 6-2 ATS following a loss. The Nuggets have a nice history against the Eastern Conference, with 37-17 ATS mark and have nailed last six Friday assignments at perfect 6-0 ATS.

ESPN will broadcast this contest starting at 10:35 Eastern, with Denver having covered seven of last 10 meetings.

StatFox Power Line Denver by 6

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