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Warriors visit Wizards in NBA clash

Golden State WarriorsWashington Wizards
22-13January 05, 2014, 06:00 | Verizon Center14-16

Golden State pays a visit to Washington on Sunday, hoping to send the Wizards to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Verizon Center.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Wizards are 14-16 so far on the season, and 16-13-1 ATS vs. the number. The Warriors, meanwhile, are 22-13 and 16-17-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Washington go 17-13 and the Warriors go 15-20 on the totals.

View Golden State Warriors vs Washington Wizards Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Wizards as 3.5-point underdogs in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 203 earlier at GTbets.eu.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 9-rated Warriors taking on the No. 13-rated Wizards in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 97-92 win for the Warriors on Sunday.

The Warriors were a 101-100 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (201) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Warriors grabbed a 101-100 win over the Hawks on Friday, behind a 23-point effort from David Lee at Philips Arena.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 101-88 loser as they battled the Raptors at home. The Wizards failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 189 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Washington got 15 points from Nene Hilario but lost anyway 101-88 against the Raptors on Friday at Verizon Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 19-ranked offense (98.5 PPG) against a Warriors defense that ranks No. 10 at 98.89 PPG. The Wizards have averaged 44.6% from the field per game, less than the Warriors have managed so far this season (46.39% on average).

A few Warriors at Wizards trends to consider:
Golden State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Golden State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Golden State's last 19 games on the road
Golden State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games
Washington is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Washington is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Golden State at Milwaukee, Tuesday, January 7th
Washington at Charlotte, Tuesday, January 7th