The San Antonio Spurs (7-34) travel to face off against the Washington Wizards (7-33) on Saturday, January 20th. This game will be played at Capital One Arena in Washington and televised on MNMT. Both the Spurs and Wizards will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.
Spurs vs Wizards
The Spurs Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
San Antonio’s most recently played the Hornets and lost with a final score of 124-120. Despite being behind at halftime 66-58, the Spurs picked up the win.
Looking to add to their win total, the Spurs are 7-34 this season and are in 15th place in the Western Conference. In the Southwest division, they are currently in 5th place.
San Antonio has an overall ATS record of 19-22 as they come into today’s game. With a three game ATS win streak as favorites, the Spurs are 16-22 against the spread when they are underdogs.
The Wizards Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Most recently, the Wizards lost to the Knicks with a final score of 113-109. The Wizards may have lost the game outright, but they did succeed in covering the spread as +12 point underdogs. In terms of the over/under, the combined 222 points was below the over/under line of 234.
As the Wizards look to take on the Spurs, they have a subpar record of 7-33. When playing away from home, the Wizards are 4-19 compared to 3-14 at home this season.
So far, Washington’s ATS record is below .500 at 19-21. Washington has gone 0-2 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 19-19 when playing as underdogs.
Spurs Offense Breakdown
Through 41 games the Spurs are averaging 112.1 points per contest, placing them 23rd in the NBA.
So far this season, the Spurs’ offense has been below average, ranking 23rd in the NBA with 112.1 points per game. However, they have been better at home, averaging 116.3 points compared to 108.5 on the road.
When it comes to pace, San Antonio is one of the faster teams in the league, ranking 3rd with 101.9 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 28th in the NBA at 45%.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Spurs are 15th in the league in made threes at 12.8 per game. However, their three-point shooting percentage is just 34%, which is 28th in the NBA.
Wizards Offense Breakdown
This season, the Washington offense is ranked 15th in the NBA in scoring at 115.4 points per game.
Heading into tonight’s game, the Wizards are the NBA’s top-ranked team in pace at 102.5 possessions per game. This fast pace has helped them to average 115.4 points per game, which is 15th in the league.
When playing at home, Washington has been slightly better offensively, averaging 116.6 points per game compared to 114.5 on the road.
So far this season, the Wizards have outscored the NBA scoring average in 55% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, Washington is 11th in the league at 47%.
Spurs Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Spurs will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 121.3 points per game (26th). When it comes to forced turnovers, the Spurs are forcing 14.2 per game, which is 27th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 9th in blocked shots at 5.8 per game.
Wizards Team Defense
On defense, the Wizards come into the game ranked 30th in the league in points allowed at 125.0 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 113.7 points per contest (19th). When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Wizards squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 57.1% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.7% from downtown.
Key Players For The Spurs And Wizards
In today’s game, our projections have Keldon Johnson leading the Spurs with 18 points on 6/14 shooting from the field. This season, he is averaging 17.1 points per game along with 5.8 boards.
As for Washington, Kyle Kuzma is projected to be the primary scorer for the Wizards. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 20, and adding 6 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 45.6%, and he is contributing 22.2 points per game on average.
Spurs vs Wizards Trends
- Although San Antonio has a straight up record of 2-8 in their last ten road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 5-5. The team averaged 112 points per game in these games.
- Across their last five home contests, Washington has a 3-2 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-4, while averaging 106 points per game.
- Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Spurs have a straight up record of 1-9. Their record vs the spread in these games was 6-4.
- Over the team’s last five games as the favorite, the Wizards struggled vs the spread going just 2-3. However, they still had a straight up mark of 3-2.
Spurs vs Wizards Prediction
Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +2.5, the Spurs is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 242 and given that our model is projecting 218 points between the teams, we like the under.
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