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Warriors vs Wizards Betting Preview

Washington WizardsGolden State Warriors
21-22January 28, 2014, 10:30 | Oracle Arena27-18

The Warriors will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Wizards tip off at Oracle Arena on Tuesday in NBA play.

Golden State battles the Wizards, currently with a 21-22 mark (21-21-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 20-24-1 for the Warriors and 25-18 for the Wizards. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Those backing the visitors in this one found the Wizards listed as 9-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 206 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

The Warriors - Wizards odds would favor the Warriors if the lines were set according to power ranks. Golden State is rated No. 3 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Wizards sit at No. 13. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 97-92 win for the Warriors.

In their last action, Washington was a 104-101 loser on the road against the Jazz. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (205) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Washington suffered a 104-101 loss against Utah on Saturday, getting 23 points from Trevor Ariza in a losing effort at EnergySolutions Arena.

In their last action, Golden State was a 103-88 winner at home against the Trail Blazers. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (191) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Warriors got a 38-point performance from Stephen Curry as Golden State handed Portland a 103-88 defeat on Sunday at Oracle Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wizards rank No. 17 in the league with 42.84 per game. That compares with Golden State’s No. 3 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Golden State is the NBA’s No. 2-ranked team at 9.49 per game, while the Wizards rate No. 16 with 7.74 per contest.

Next up:
Washington at Los Angeles, Wednesday, January 29th
Golden State home to Los Angeles, Thursday, January 30th