Golden State Warriors vs Washington Wizards betting tips and predictions for Monday’s NBA game. Golden State is looking to win a 3rd game in a row as they host the Washington Wizards who have dropped 4 of their last 5 outings. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
- Start date: 14.03.2022 at 9:00 PM
- Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Golden State Warriors
The day has finally come for Golden State Warriors fans worldwide as their defensive anchor Draymond Green makes his long awaited comeback after recovering from a calf injury that has kept him off the floor for over 2 months. According to head coach Steve Kerr he will be on a minutes restriction tonight, but the fans will be happy just to see him out there.
The Warrior’s defence has slipped since he went out, but they’ve gotten better over the last 3 games allowing just 109, 102 and 97 points while winning all 3 games. Getting the number 1 seed is out of the question at this point, but they can still overtake Memphis for the number 2 seed as the Grizzlies are half a game ahead after their win last night.
Interestingly enough they’ve lost 3 in a row against the Wizards in head-to-head meetings, but I think that will end tonight.
Put it plain and simple these Wizards just haven’t been good lately. They are coming off a 9-point loss at Portland and before that they lost to both LA teams by 13 and 6 points. With 16 games remaining they are 3 games back from the 10th seeded Charlotte Hornets, but with the way they’ve been playing lately it doesn’t look promising that they’ll catch them.
Over their last 10 games they’ve won just 3 of them and on the road they’ve got just 1 win in their last 6 outings. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Kyle Kuzma are the only 2 bright spots for them at the moment offensively, while Kristaps Porzingis is still trying to settle in with his new teammates.
Although they’ve won the 3 most recent meetings, the Warriors have had their number over the last 20 games winning 15 of them, Wizards fans aren’t feeling optimistic ahead of this game.
Stephen Curry scoring just 8 points and the Warriors winning by 13 isn’t a good sign for whoever is playing them. Klay Thompson erupted for 38 in his last game, combine that with the return of Draymond Green and I think Golden State dominates this one from start to finish. Back the home team here.
Golden State Warriors vs Washington Wizards Predictions & Odds
Washington’s defense is on one of the worst stretches of basketball played by any team in the NBA this season as they are allowing 120.8 points per game over their last 5 outings while playing not-so-good opponents during that stretch. The Warriors have tightened things up over their last 3 allowing an average of just 102.7 points per game which ranks 4th best in the NBA during that stretch.
From now on I think they’ll just keep getting better on that end of the floor with Green back in the thick of things. Washington has had its moments on offence lately, but against a battle tested Warriors squad I think they will struggle putting the ball into the hole.
When it comes to offensive efficiency this team ranks only 18th averaging 108.5 points per 100 possessions. They are also in the bottom 10 in the pace of play averaging 99.1 possessions per game. The Warriors are 12th in that category, I think they win this game with their defensive play, so let’s back the under here.