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Wizards vs Spurs NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Washington Wizards at San Antonio Spurs
- Where: San Antonio at AT&T Center
- Date: Monday, January 30th
- Betting Odds SA +5, WAS -217 | SA +176 O/U 234.5
The Wizards come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 23-26. So far, the team has gone 23-25-1 against the spread. Against the Spurs, the Wizards are going for their 6th straight win, posting an average scoring margin of 9.4 points per game in this stretch.
Washington is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Pelicans. With the 113-103 victory, they also covered the spread as 5 point underdogs. Washington entered the second half with a 9a point lead, and were able to slightly extend that margin and prevent a second half comeback by the Pelicans. Leading the team in scoring was Daniel Gafford, as he contributed 21 points while hitting 72.7% of his shots.
The Spurs come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 14-36. So far, the team has gone 23-27-0 against the spread. San Antonio will take the court having lost 5 straight games. On average, they have lost these games by -16.4 points per game.
San Antonio is trying to bounce back from a 128-118 loss to the Suns. Going into this game, the team was 5 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. San Antonio was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Suns by 10 going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Keldon Johnson, as he contributed 34 points while hitting 57.7% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In their 2 wins over the Wizards, the Spurs won by scores of 116-99 and 153-99. In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Wizards averaged 126.0 points per game vs San Antonio, which was an increase over their season-long average. On the other side, the Spurs also experienced an uptick in scoring during head-to-head matchups, averaging 136.5 points per game vs Washington. Across the previous 5 meetings between the teams, the Spurs have an average scoring margin of +8 points per game, leading to an ATS mark of 4-1. Over the course of these games, they averaged 260 points per game, leading a 4-1 over-under record.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
The Wizards come into today’s game as the 23rd ranked scoring offense at 112.7 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Wizards will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.1 made 3’s per game. Not only is the Washington offense struggling with their outside shot, but they are also getting to the charity stripe at a below average rate. So far, they are the 18th ranked team in made free-throws per contest.
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 22.0 points per game, placing him 31st in the NBA. Overall, Kuzma has hit 45.7% of his shots while accounting for 21.0% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 3rd in points allowed to power-fowards. At 22.1 points per game, Kristaps Porzingis is the 2nd leading scorer for the Wizards. For the season, he is 41st in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 46.8%.
For the season, the Spurs offensive unit is ranked just 22nd in scoring at 112.7 points per contest. So far, San Antonio is averaging 100.9 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Thus far, the team’s faced paced style of play has helped their overall numbers, as they are currently the 7th team in made field goals per contest.
On defense, the Spurs will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 23rd ranked unit in points allowed per game.
This season, the Spurs offense has primarily worked through Keldon Johnson and Tre Jones who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 44 games, Johnson is 34th in the NBA at 21.8 points per game. So far, him and Jones have accounted for 32% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 35.0 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Tre Jones is grabbing 3.6 rebounds for San Antonio to go along with 6.3 assists.
Wizards vs Spurs Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Spurs +5
- Free Total Prediction: Over 234.5