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Wizards vs Warriors NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Washington Wizards at Golden State Warriors
  • Where: San Francisco at Chase Center
  • Date: Monday, February 13th
  • Betting Odds GS -4, WAS +147 | GS -180 O/U 231.5

So far, the Wizards have put together an overall record of 26-29, while going 26-28-1 vs the spread. Against the Warriors, the Wizards are going for their 3rd straight win, posting an average scoring margin of 14.0 points per game in this stretch.

In their previous game, the Wizards took down the Pacers by a score of 127-113. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 5 point favorites. Washington was able to take care of business in the second half of this game, as they didn’t allow the Pacers to cut into their 23 point halftime lead. In the win, Bradley Beal led the team in scoring with 32 points on a field goal percentage of 72.2%.

The Warriors come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 28-28. So far, the team has gone 25-30-1 against the spread. Today, the Warriors will be looking to snap a 2 game losing streak. The team has lost these games by an average of -4.5 points per contest.

The Warriors are coming off a dissappointing 109-103 loss to the Lakers. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 5 points. Golden State let an opportunity for a win slip away as they held a lead going into the 2nd half of action. In the loss, Jordan Poole led the team in scoring with 29 points on a field goal percentage of 44.0%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Warriors picked up the 127-118 win over the Wizards. The Warriors point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 3.0 point favorite. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Wizards averaged 117.5 points per game vs Golden State, which was an increase over their season-long average. On the other side, the Warriors also experienced an uptick in scoring during head-to-head matchups, averaging 120.5 points per game vs Washington. Through the last 5 matchups between the teams, Washington has an ATS mark of 3-2. But, looking at the scoring margin in these games, an average of just 1 points per game separates the teams. Washington and Golden State averaged a combined 233 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 3-2.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Through 55 games, the Wizards are averaging 113.2 points per contest, placing them 20th in the NBA. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Wizards are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 98.6 per contest. Their slower style of play has created fewer offensive opportunities, leading to them being ranked 15th in fields goals made per contest.

Currently, the Wizards defense is ranked 16th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 112.0 points per game vs the unit.

One situation to keep an eye on leading up the game is the availability of Kyle Kuzma, as he is currently questionable on the injury report. If he is able to play, the team will have it’s 1-2 punch availble as Kuzma leads the team in scoring at 21.3 points per game while Porzingis is 2nd at 22.6. For the season, Kuzma is 41st in the NBA in usage rate and 148th in player efficiency. Behind him, Porzingis has taken 17.7% of the team’s field goal attempts, connecting at a rate of 48.0%.

The Golden State offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 2nd ranked offense at 118.2 points per game. In terms of pace, the Warriors are on the top units in the NBA, averaging 102.6 possessions per game. Although the team is playing at an up-tempo speed, they would benefit from scoring with more efficiency, as they are just 13th in the league in overall field goal percentage at 56.7%.

On the defensive end of the floor, the Warriors are giving up an average of 105.46 points per game, good for 3rd in the NBA.

A key injury to note in this game is the absence of the Warriors 2nd leading scorer, Stephen Curry. In his 38 games, Curry is averaging 29.4 points per game while dishing out 6.4 assists and grabbing 6.3 rebounds. In his absence, the team will be looking for even more production out of Jordan Poole, who leads the team and is 47th in the NBA at 20.9 points per contest. For the season, he has connected on 43.9% of his field goal attempts while taking 18.0% of the team’s shots from the floor.

Wizards vs Warriors Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Warriors -4
  • Free Total Prediction: Under 231.5

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