Washington wizards vs san antonio spurs prediction

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Are the San Antonio Spurs a good bet to beat the Wizards?

The Wizards rank 21st in opponents’ points in the paint. Considering the composure and style San Antonio plays with and the lack of scoring for Washington, the Spurs at -160 are a smart play. It should be close though, so I prefer backing the expensive money line odds.

What is the pace of the Spurs’ game against the Wizards?

The Spurs play at the fourth-highest pace in the NBA. They’re 30-27-2 O/U this season; the Wizards are 29-28-1 O/U. With Washington 11th in turnover rate, this game shouldn’t be sloppy, and there should be a good amount of shots.

Where are the Washington Wizards playing the Spurs?

Capital One Arena is where the Washington Wizards (27-31) will compete against the San Antonio Spurs (23-36) on Friday. The Spurs stepped onto the hardwood against the Thunder and earned the victory with a final of 114-106 in their last contest.

How does San Antonio’s offense compare to the Wizards’ defense?

San Antonio has the 15th-ranked offense and 18th-ranked defense in the league, per net ratings on the NBA.com website. The Wizards rank 22nd and 21st in those categories, respectively.

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What you need to know about the Spurs

San Antonio finally snapped a six-game losing streak with its win over Boston on Friday night. The Spurs have now had two days to rest and are in desperate need of another victory. They are off to their worst start to a season since 1996, so motivation should not be an issue on Monday night.


What you need to know about the Wizards

Washington comes into this game with some momentum after knocking off Dallas as a 6.5-point underdog on Saturday. The Wizards have now won consecutive games and are one of the most surprising stories so far this season.


How to make Wizards vs. Spurs picks

The model is leaning over on the total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.


Money line (ML)

The Spurs (-275) are laying quite a bit in this one, and it’s not worth the risk, even against a Wizards (+225) team that returns to the hardwood after two weeks battling coronavirus and the league’s mandated protocols. AVOID, and look to the spread instead.


Against the spread (ATS)

The SPURS -7.5 (-105) are likely to dust the shorthanded Wizards +7.5 (-105) in their return to action. Washington last played Jan. 11, a 128-107 win over Phoenix at home. They were just 1-3 SU across the four games before hitting the pause button, but Washington was on a 5-1 ATS run.


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Spurs analysis

The San Antonio Spurs have clearly fixed everything. One trade of Derrick White and all of a sudden they know how to win. Clearly I am kidding because if you watch the spurs long enough you know that there was nothing more that could have been done to help this team.


Wizards analysis

A hearty congratulations to the Washington Wizards for assuming to winning a trade last week that a lot of people think that the player they’re getting might ultimately be the difference maker of the future.


Prediction

Given the fact that the spurs have gone over in their last five games as a favorite, there is this interesting part of me that thinks that Washington’s defense is going to have a very rough night. San Antonio has a much bigger advantage in guard now that Dinwiddie is gone.


Betting trends

The Spurs are 109-74 ATS against Southeast Division opponents since 1997.
The over is 53-28 the past three seasons when the Spurs play non-conference games.
The Wizards are 5-14 ATS this season in non-conference games.


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