NBA odds preview - Wizards vs. Spurs
Washington Wizards vs San Antonio Spurs Odds
The Spurs will hit the floor running against the visiting Washington Wizards on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.
Supporters of the Wizards have seen them go 11-33 and 27-16-1 ATS so far this season, while the Spurs are at 37-11 and 27-19-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Spurs are 22-26, while the Wizards are 18-25-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 15-rated Wizards taking on the No. 2-rated Spurs in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 105-92 win for the Spurs on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Antonio's No. 3-ranked offense (104.3 PPG) against a Wizards defense that ranks No. 8 at 96.1 PPG. The Spurs have averaged 48.7% from the field per game, more than the Wizards have managed so far this season (42.2% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Wizards own the league's No. 7-rated mark, allowing 95.8 points per game when playing on the road. San Antonio, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring on their home court.
In their last action, Washington was an 85-76 loser on the road against the Grizzlies. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (161) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Washington suffered an 85-76 loss against Memphis on Friday, getting 14 points from Nene Hilario in a losing effort at FedExForum.
San Antonio won its last outing, a 102-78 result against the Bobcats on January 30. The Spurs covered in that game as a 14.5-point favorite, while the 180 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The battle between the Spurs and Bobcats didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Charlotte was handed a 102-78 defeat on Wednesday at AT&T Center.
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Charlotte are 7-3
After a win are 8-2
Washington home to LA Clippers, Monday, February 4
San Antonio at Minnesota, Wednesday, February 6