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Washington Wizards vs Golden State Warriors Odds
The Warriors will try to cover the spread at Oracle Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the Wizards in basketball action.
The Wizards will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 41-26-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Warriors are 34-34-2 ATS. Washington is 26-41-1 against the total, while Golden State is 40-29-1 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Wizards listed as 8.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 197.5 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Warriors, currently No. 7 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Wizards, who rate No. 14 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 97-95 victory for the Warriors.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Golden State's No. 3-rated squad against Washington's No. 8-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Golden State rates No. 8 in the league with 7.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 18 with 6.8 per outing.
Defensively, the Wizards feature the league's No. 6-rated defense on the road, giving up 94.9 points per game. Golden State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.
The Wizards were a 103-100 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Lakers. They covered the 9-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (203) made winners of OVER bettors. The Wizards got a 25-point performance from Trevor Ariza as Washington ran past Los Angeles 103-100 on Friday at STAPLES Center.
In their last action, Golden State was a 104-93 loser on the road against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (197) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Golden State suffered a 104-93 loss against San Antonio on Wednesday, getting 24 points from Stephen Curry in a losing effort at AT&T Center.
Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Memphis are 2-8
After playing LA Lakers are 1-9
After a win are 5-5
Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing LA Lakers are 4-6
After playing San Antonio are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6
A few Wizards at Warriors trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 22 of Washington's last 25 games on the road
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Washington's last 20 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
Golden State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
Golden State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Golden State's last 9 games
Golden State is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games at home
Washington home to Memphis, Monday, March 25
Golden State home to LA Lakers, Monday, March 25