Pointspread favors Warriors in battle with Wizards
Golden State Warriors vs Washington Wizards Odds
The Wizards hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Saturday as the Warriors pay a visit to Verizon Center in NBA betting action.
The Warriors will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 12-5-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Wizards are 7-8-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Golden State is 12-7 on the totals; Washington is 9-7.
For bettors going with the Wizards in this one, they were listed earlier as 4-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 193.5 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 24-rated Wizards and the No. 8-ranked Warriors, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 97-89 result in favor of the Warriors.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 29-ranked offense, averaging 90.7 PPG, against a Warriors defense that ranks No. 20 at 99 PPG. The Wizards field goal percentage has averaged 41.1% so far, less than the Warriors shooters have achieved on the year, 45.5% per game.
Defensively, the Warriors feature the league's No. 18-rated defense on the road, giving up 100.9 points per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Golden State, they were a 109-102 winner as they battled the Nets on the road. The Warriors covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog, while 211 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Warriors got a 30-point performance from David Lee as Golden State handed Brooklyn a 109-102 defeat on Friday at Barclays Center.
The Wizards were a 104-95 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Hawks. They earned a push of the 9-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (199) made winners of OVER bettors. The Wizards endured a 104-95 loss at the hands of the Hawks on Friday, despite a 19-point effort from Kevin Seraphin at Philips Arena.
Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Charlotte are 3-7
After playing Brooklyn are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing New Orleans are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8
A few Warriors at Wizards trends to consider:
Golden State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Golden State's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State's last 5 games
Golden State is 18-5-2 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Golden State
Washington is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Golden State at Charlotte, Monday, December 10
Washington at New Orleans, Tuesday, December 11