San Antonio Spurs vs. Washington Wizards - 12/16/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (10-13) at San Antonio Spurs (21-5)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -12 -- Over/Under: 198.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, FSSW
The Washington Wizards and San Antonio Spurs square off Wednesday night at the AT&T Center.
The Washington Wizards need a victory after losing five of their last eight games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 101.5 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 105.6 points on 46.7 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 19.6 points and 8.8 assists while Marcin Gortat is averaging 12.2 points and 9.1 rebounds. Otto Porter Jr. is grabbing 5.5 rebounds and Ramon Sessions is dishing 2.4 assists. The Washington Wizards are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Wizards are allowing 41.1 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16.6 turnovers per game. The Washington Wizards have split their last six road games.
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The San Antonio Spurs look to remain red hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 101.1 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 87.9 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 20.8 points and 7.6 rebounds while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 15.8 points and 8.8 rebounds. Tony Parker is dishing 4.9 assists and Tim Duncan is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Spurs are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.4 turnovers per game. The San Antonio Spurs have won 22 straight regular season home games.
The Wizards are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Spurs are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 vs. Eastern Conference and 39-19 ATS in their last 58 games overall. The Wizards are 2-12-1 ATS in the last 15 meetings in San Antonio and 7-20-2 ATS in the last 29 meetings overall.
The Wizards are banged up and missing one of their top scorers in Bradley Beal. That's not good going up against one of the more consistent and hottest teams in the league. While I hate big chalk, the Spurs by double digits seems like the play here. Washington is too injured to hang here.