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Warriors vs Wizards NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Golden State Warriors at Washington Wizards
  • Where: Washington at Capital One Arena
  • Date: Monday, January 16th
  • Betting Odds WAS +2.5, GS -145 | WAS +119 O/U OFF

So far, the Warriors have put together an overall record of 21-22, while going 19-23-1 vs the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 1-2 straight-up and 1-2 vs the spread.

The Warriors are coming off a disappointing 132-118 loss to the Bulls. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 6 points. Golden State missed out on an opportunity to add a win to their resume, as they held a 3 point lead going into halftime. In the loss, Klay Thompson led the team in scoring with 26 points on a field goal percentage of 42.9%.

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The Wizards come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 18-25. So far, the team has gone 18-24-1 against the spread. Looking back on Wizards’ previous 3 games, they have a record of 1-2 while averaging 106 points per game. Over this stretch, their ATS mark is 1-2.

Not only did the Wizards drop their last game to the Knicks. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 112-108 as 3 point underdogs. Washington let an opportunity for a win slip away as they held a lead going into the 2nd half of action. In the loss, Kyle Kuzma led the team in scoring with 40 points on a field goal percentage of 51.9%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

Going back to last season, the Warriors and Wizards split their season series, with each team picking up a win at home. The average point total across the two games was 232.5 points. In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Warriors averaged 120.5 points per game vs Washington, which was an increase over their season-long average. On the other side, the Wizards also experienced an uptick in scoring during head-to-head matchups, averaging 117.5 points per game vs Golden State. The Wizards have had the better record vs the spread over the last 5 games, going 4-1. The team’s average scoring margin in these contests sits at 3 points per game. In these contests, they averaged a combined 231 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 3-2.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Coming into today’s action, Golden State is averaging 117.3 points per contest. This figure places them 5th in the league. So far, Golden State is averaging 102.5 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Not only is the team ranked near the top of the league in possessions, but this fast-paced style has translated to an increased number of made shots, as they are 12th in the league in made field goals per game.

Against the Wizards, the Warriors will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 3rd ranked unit at 105.46 points per game.

This season, the Warriors offense has primarily worked through Jordan Poole and Stephen Curry who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 43 games, Poole is 51st in the NBA at 20.7 points per game. So far, him and Curry have accounted for 40% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 49.599999999999994 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Stephen Curry is grabbing 6.4 rebounds for Golden State to go along with 6.4 assists.

Through 43 games, the Wizards are averaging 111.7 points per contest, placing them 25th in the NBA. So far, the Wizards are averaging 98.9 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. The Wizards are a candidate to see their offensive numbers improve, as not only do they play at a fast pace, but they are a strong team at scoring inside. So far they are 10th in made 2-point field goals per game.

Defensively, Washington has had its problems giving up an average of 112.0 points per game (16th).

On offense, Kyle Kuzma leads the Wizards in scoring at 21.7 points per game, placing him 33rd in the NBA. Overall, Kuzma has hit 46.3% of his shots while accounting for 20.7% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 14th in points allowed to power-fowards. At 21.9 points per game, Kristaps Porzingis is the 2nd leading scorer for the Wizards. For the season, he is 39th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 47.1%.

Warriors vs Wizards Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Wizards +2.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Under OFF

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