Golden State Warriors at Washington Wizards
Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 8:00 PM (Capital One Arena)
The Line: Washington +9 -- Over/Under 234.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Golden State Warriors and the Washington Wizards do battle at the Capital One Arena on Thursday night.
The Golden State Warriors have been the hottest team in the league with 10 wins in their last 11 games and they will be aiming for a ninth straight victory after blowing past the Lakers in a 130-111 road win on Monday. Klay Thompson made his first 10 3-pointers to finish with 44 points on 17 of 20 shooting, Kevin Durant added 20 points and four assists while Stephen Curry chipped in with 11 points and 12 assists. As a team, the Warriors shot 51 percent from the field and 16 of 37 from the 3-point line as they dominated the young Lakers to lead by as many as 30 points heading into the fourth quarter. With the easy win, Golden State improved to 33-14 overall and 15-8 on the road.
Meanwhile, the Washington Wizards have been on a nice run themselves as they’ve won seven of their last 10 games and they will be aiming for a third straight victory after taking down the Pistons in a 101-87 home win on Monday. Trevor Ariza led the team with 20 points, 12 rebounds and four assists, Otto Porter Jr. provided the spark off the bench with 19 points while Bradley Beal chipped in with 16 points and four assists. As a team, the Wizards shot 45 percent from the field and eight of 23 from the 3-point line as they cruised in the second half after outscoring the slumping Pistons by 50-34 in the first half. With the easy win, Washington improved to 20-26 overall and 15-8 at home.
Looking at the betting trends, the Warriors are 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games, 5-1 ATS in their last six road games against a team with a home record above .600 and 3-0-1 ATS in their last four games overall. The Wizards are 6-1 ATS in their last seven home games, 5-1 ATS in their last six games against a team with a winning record and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
Head to head, the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings and the over is 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings in Washington.
The Wizards have been playing well as a team since John Wall went down, especially Beal who has taken on the leadership role, but the Wizards haven’t been tested like they will against the red-hot Warriors. I’m tempted to go with the Wizards who are 6-1 ATS in their last seven home games, but the Warriors just go to another level when Thompson is shooting the way he is, so I’m taking the Warriors to stay hot with another big win here.