I missed on the Spurs pick (-5.5) as they were defeated 90-81 at Utah. Tonight I like the match-up between the Golden State Warriors and Washington Wizards
The Golden State Warriors had their 4 game winning streak snapped with a 104-98 defeat at Indiana on Sunday. They have failed to score 100 points in 3 of their last 4 games. They have lost by a margin of less than 10 points in their last 2 losses. They have won by a margin of 10 or more points in 5 of their last 7 losses. They have held 4 of their last 5 opponents to under 100 points. They are 19-8 on the road this season. They have won 3 of their last 4 road games. They are 16-3 versus Eastern Conference opponents. They are 2-3 in their last 5 games against the East after starting out 14-0 versus the East. They are 1st in the league in points per game with 110.3 points per game, 6th in the league in rebounds per game with 45 per game, 1st in the league in assists per game with 27.1 per game, and 18th in the league in points allowed with 99.7. Guard Stephen Curry leads the team in scoring with 23.6 points per game and leads the team in assists with 7.9 per game. Center Andrew Bogut leads the team in rebounding with 8.3 rebounds per game. Tonight is the 2nd game of a 6 game road trip. They are 0-1 on their current trip. Their next game is Thursday at Cleveland. The Washington Wizards have lost 3 in a row and 8 of their last 10 games. On Sunday they suffered a 106-89 defeat at Detroit. In their last 2 games they have lost by an average of 27.5 points per game. They have failed to score 100 points in their last 4 games. Their last 2 wins were by an average margin of victory of 26.5 points per game. Their last 2 opponents have scored 106 or more points. They are 20-9 at home this season. They have lost 4 of their last 6 home games. They are 11-8 versus Western Conference opponents. They are 19th in the league in points per game with 99.3 points per game, 9th in the league in rebounds per game with 44 per game, 5th in the league in assists per game with 24.4 per game, and 10th in the league in points allowed with 98. Guard John Wall leads the team in scoring with 17.3 points per game and leads the team in assists with 10.1 per game. Center Marcin Gortat leads the team in rebounding with 8.1 rebounds per game. Tonight is the 1st game of a back to back. They are 5-8 in the first game of a back to back so far this season. Tomorrow night they play at Minnesota.
Tonight is the first meeting of the season between Golden State and Washington. Last season the Warriors and Wizards split their pair of meetings. The 2 teams play 1 more time this season, March 23rd at Golden State.
Warriors vs Wizards Prediction
The Warriors may be without star guard Stephen Curry again tonight (sore right foot). Their play has come down to Earth a bit lately. The Wizards are really struggling right now and a game against the Warriors most likely won’t help. The Warriors will get their high octane offense going again tonight.
Take the Warriors -6.5 (Bet365)