San Antonio Spurs vs. Washington Wizards - 12/2/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (6-11) at San Antonio Spurs (15-4)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 2, 2016 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Washington Wizards and San Antonio Spurs meet late Friday night in a NBA matchup at the AT&T Center.
The Washington Wizards look for some sort of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 102.8 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 105.7 points on 46.1 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 22.6 points and 9.3 assists while Bradley Beal is averaging 21.6 points and 3.3 rebounds. Otto Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Markieff Morris is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have lost six of their last seven road games.
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The San Antonio Spurs look to keep the ball rolling after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 102.7 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 97.8 points on 45 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 24.4 points and three assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 17.5 points and 6.8 rebounds. Patty Mills is the third double-digit scorer and Pau Gasol is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc and 83.3 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have split their last eight home games.
The Wizards are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Spurs are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The Wizards are 2-13-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings in San Antonio and 6-20 ATS in the last 26 meetings overall.
I'm not sure what's up with the San Antonio Spurs, but they've really struggled at home this season and nearly lost to the Orlando Magic on Wednesday. This may be a good spot to take the points, but I don't have much confidence in the Wizards, especailly against good teams. This is one of those games the Spurs can get back to being the Spurs and win by double digits.