Washington Wizards vs San Antonio Spurs betting tips and predictions for Monday’s NBA game. After a big win at Dallas, the Washington Wizards continue traveling to San Antonio as they face the Spurs. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Not many people had the Washington Wizards beating the Dallas Mavericks over the weekend, but here we are. Bradley Beal led his team in scoring for the 3rd game in a row with 26 points and the Wizards shot an absurd 57% from the field as a team. A total of 6 players scored in double figures in what was probably the most efficient offensive game they played all season long. The win solidified 3rd place for them in the Eastern Conference rankings with a 13-7 record. Tonight though, they face a really tough challenge against a team they’ve beaten just once in the last 6 meetings. One more stat worth pointing out is that the Wizards are 0-20 SU in their last 20 visits to San Antonio. Their last win there came in the 1997-98 season when none of today’s players played in the NBA.
With the way the Spurs are playing this season, this might be Washington’s best chance of ending that run in years. San Antonio is just 3-6 SU in 9 home games this season and they were finally able to end a 6-game losing streak thanks to a 96-88 win over the Boston Celtics this weekend. Their defense played a huge roll on the win as they held Boston to just 37% shooting from the field and 29% from three-point land. One thing about this San Antonio team is that they are still playing like the Spurs of old, ranking 2nd in percentage of baskets being assisted on. However, they are severely limited talent-wise and that is something they will improve on just by developing their young core, so it will take some time. Over their last 7 games they are just 2-5 ATS.
San Antonio might have the edge in head-to-head meetings, but the Wizards are clearly the better team coming into this game. They’ve won 6 of 9 games playing as the favorite and I’m confident they can improve on that record against a mediocre Spurs side. Give me Washington to cover.
San Antonio Spurs – Washington Wizards Predictions & Odds
Wizards -2.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Over 230 points per game have been averaged in the last 10 meetings between these two side and the over has landed in 80% of those games. San Antonio has had big issues slowing teams down at the AT&T Center this season. 7 of their 9 home games have all gone over the total and they are allowing the 4th most points at 113.2 per game this season. This is good news for a Washington side that’s coming into this one after scoring 113.3 points per game in their last 3 outings. One more thing that is also good news is that the Spurs play at the 5th fastest pace in the league right now, which should do us well here. They average 100.9 possessions per game and they also don’t turn the ball over that often, so we can expect not that many possessions to go to waste. All in all, I think backing the over is the way to go in this one.
Over 214.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365