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Washington Wizards vs. San Antonio Spurs - 4/5/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Antonio Spurs at Washington Wizards
Date & Time Friday April 5, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Capital One Arena
Washington, DC
The Line
The Line: Washington Wizards +3.5 -- Over/Under: 229
TV Channel
CW35, NSWA
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The San Antonio Spurs and Washington Wizards meet Friday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena.

The San Antonio Spurs could use a win here after splitting their last 10 games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 111.5 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 110.4 points on 46.4 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 21.4 points and 6.2 assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 21.2 points and 9.1 rebounds. Rudy Gay is the third double-digit scorer and Bryn Forbes is dishing 2.1 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 39.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81.9 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have split their last six road games.

The Washington Wizards look for a victory after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 114.2 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 116.8 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 25.9 points and 5.1 rebounds while Jabari Parker is averaging 15 points and 7.2 rebounds. Bobby Portis is the third double-digit scorer and Trevor Ariza is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have lost each of their last four home games.

The Spurs are 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 road games, 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wizards are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 vs. Western Conference, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and 14-29-1 ATS in their last 44 Friday games. The Spurs are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Washington and 22-8 ATS in the last 30 meetings. The over is 19-9 in Wizards last 28 overall. The under is 14-4 in Spurs last 18 overall.

The San Antonio Spurs have been awful on the road pretty much all season long and while the Washington Wizards don't win many games, they continue to compete and have had some success at covering numbers in the underdog role. The difference here is that the Spurs need to finish these next few games strong if they're going to get out of the eighth seed and avoid having to play the Golden State Warriors in the first round. So while the Wizards are a solid 23-15 ATS at home and the home team has won eight of the last nine games between the Wizards and Spurs, I have to lay the small chalk with San Antonio, the team that is still playing for something. 

Pick:
San Antonio Spurs -3.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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