The San Antonio Spurs and Washington Wizards meet Friday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 112.4 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 122 points on 50.5 percent shooting. Keldon Johnson is averaging 21.8 points and 5 rebounds, while Devin Vassell is averaging 18.8 points and 3.6 assists. Devonte’ Graham is the third double-digit scorer and Tre Jones is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 39.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game.
The Washington Wizards are averaging 112.8 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 113.6 points on 47 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 23.3 points and 3.9 rebounds, while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 22.8 points and 2.6 assists. Kyle Kuzma is the third double-digit scorer, and Monte Morris is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game.
The Spurs are 8-24 ATS in their last 32 road games and 7-20 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Wizards are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Spurs last 5 road games. The under is 5-2 in Wizards last 7 overall. The Spurs are 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Washington and 24-8 ATS in the last 32 meetings.
I don't want to lay big chalk with the Washington Wizards as much as the next guy, but backing the Spurs is a bigger no-go. The Spurs don't cover numbers despite being big underdogs nightly, and they're losing their last 5 games by an average of 15.6 points. The Spurs lose on the road by an average of 14.3 points. Get the picture here? Give me the Wizards and the chalk.