The Washington Wizards (8-37) travel to face off against the San Antonio Spurs (10-36) on Monday, January 29th. This game will be played at Frost Bank Center in San Antonio and televised on BSSW. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.
Wizards vs Spurs
The Wizards Are Coming Off A Win
Most recently, the Wizards bested the Pistons with a score of 118-104. Heading into the game, the Wizards were the underdogs at +3.5 giving them both a straight-up and ATS win. Considering the over/under, the total of 222 points fell short of the set over/under line of 241.
Heading into today’s matchup with the Spurs, the Wizards are 8-37 overall. On the road, they are 5-19 compared to 3-18 at home.
Washington has an overall ATS record of 21-24 for the season so far. This season, Washington has a 0-3 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 21-21 when playing as underdogs.
The Spurs Are Coming Off A Win
In their most recent game, the Spurs took down the Timberwolves by a score of 113-112. Despite trailing at halftime by a score of 64-52, the Spurs picked up the win.
With a 10-36 record this season, the Spurs are hoping to beat the Wizards. They are 15th in the Western Conference and are currently 5th in the Southwest division.
San Antonio possesses a .500 ATS record for the season, sitting at 23-23 ATS. In their last three road games, San Antonio has successfully covered the spread, and they hold an ATS record of 12-12 on the road in contrast to 11-11 at home.
Wizards Offense Breakdown
In 45 games games, Washington has an average of 115.1 points per game (16th).
This season, the Wizards are the fastest-paced team in the NBA at 102.4 possessions per game. However, their scoring has been below the league average in 46.7% of their games. Overall, they are 16th in scoring at 115.1 points per game.
When it comes to shooting, Washington is 15th in field goal percentage at 47%. Inside the arc, they are making 55% of their shots, which is 12th in the league. From three-point range, they are hitting 35% of their attempts.
Coming into tonight’s game, the Wizards have made an average of 12.1 three-pointers per game, which is 20th in the NBA. In terms of free throws, they are 22nd in the league at 16.5 made per game.
Spurs Offense Breakdown
In 46 games games, San Antonio has an average of 112.9 points per game (23rd).
At home this season, the Spurs have outscored their season average of 112.9 points per game, averaging 116.0 points per game at home. San Antonio’s 101.6 pace is 4th in the NBA, and they are 3rd in the league in assists at 29.4 per game.
San Antonio’s shooting percentages are below average, as they are 25th in field goal percentage at 46% and 29th in three-point shooting at 34%. Overall, the Spurs are 27th in true shooting percentage.
So far, the Spurs have outscored the NBA scoring average in 47.8% of their games this season. They are also 18th in two-point shooting at 54%.
Wizards Team Defense
At this time, the Wizards’ defense is positioned 30th in the NBA, permitting 124.2 points per game. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Wizards defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 56.8% while allowing 37.4% from downtown.
Spurs Team Defense
On defense, the Spurs come into the game ranked 26th in the league in points allowed at 121.4 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 117.3 points per contest (12th). Inside the arc, the Spurs defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 55.5% and 38.7% from three-point territory.
Key Players For The Wizards And Spurs
For today’s matchup, we project Kyle Kuzma to lead the scoring for the Wizards, putting up 20 points and shooting at a rate of 8/17. During this season, he is delivering an average of 22 points per game, along with 6.5 rebounds.
On the other side, Victor Wembanyama is our projected leading scorer for the Spurs. We have him ending the game with a team-high 18 and grabbing 9 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 46.5%, and his scoring average is 20.5 points per game.
Wizards vs Spurs Trends
- Across their ten previous road games, Washington has an ATS mark of 7-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 3-7 while averaging 112 points per game.
- Through their last ten home contests, the Spurs offense has averaged 116 points per game while allowing an average of 118. San Antonio posted an overall record of 3-7 while going 7-3 ATS.
- In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Wizards have a straight up record of 1-4 and an ATS mark of 3-2.
- The Spurs have played well in their last three games as the betting favorite, going 3-0 straight up and 3-0 against the spread.
The Wizards come in as the underdog at +4.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 240 and given that our model is projecting 220 points between the teams, we like the under.
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