San Antonio Spurs vs. Washington Wizards - 11/13/13
Washington Wizards (2-4) at San Antonio Spurs (7-1)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -10 -- Over/Under: 198 See the Latest Odds
The San Antonio Spurs look for their sixth straight win on Wednesday night as they play host to the Washington Wizards.
Head to head, the Wizards are 5-17-2 ATS in the last 24 meetings and 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in San Antonio while the favorite is 17-5-2 ATS in the last 24 meetings. The Spurs are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record, 23-11-2 ATS in their last 36 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400 and 42-19-1 ATS in their last 62 vs. NBA Southeast. The Wizards on the other hand are 34-16-2 ATS in their last 52 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall, but just 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road games.
Winning must get pretty boring for the San Antonio Spurs sometimes, because that's all they ever seem to do. Following their 109-85 demoliton of the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday, which was just a night after they defeated the New York Knicks 120-89, the Spurs won their fifth straight game to improve to 7-1 on the season. San Antonio comes into tonight's showdown ranked in the top 15 in points per game (100.4) and rebounding (43.3), but it's been on the defensive end where they have really made their mark, holding opponets to just 91.5 points, which is the third best number in the NBA.
The Washington Wizards continue to struggle away from home, falling in Dallas last night 105-95 to suffer their fourth road loss of the season and fifth overall. It was a disapointing result for a Wizards team that took it right up to Oklahoma City on Monday night, going down in overtime 106-105. Most of their struggles stem on the defensive end of the court as Wasington is giving up the second-most points in the league at 106.6. In fact, they are the only team in the league to have given up at least 100 points in every game this season.
San Antonio has dominated the Wizards for as long as I can remember and they are one of the hottest teams in the league at the moment, but I'm still taking Washington here. The Spurs haven't looked all that impressive in their three home games thus far, winning each by a combined 12 points. While this will be the third game in four nights for Washington, they have only lost by more than 10 points once this season and something tells me they hang around long enough to get the back door cover...
Dan’s Pick: Washington +10
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