Washington Wizards at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 3/21/2018
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
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The Washington Wizards travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 6 point favorites.
The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 40-30. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.4 as they are averaging 107.5 points per game while giving up 106.1 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 41-30. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.2 points per game and surrendering 99.0, good for a point differential of 3.2.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 33-36-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 32-36-2 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 37-32-2 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 31-40-0 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
01/17/18 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
Otto Porter averages 14.8 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. Bradley Beal comes into this contest averaging 23.3 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%.
Patty Mills averages 9.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.9 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 88%. Rudy Gay averages 11.2 points per game while playing 21.5 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards allow 106.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.6 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league. Washington averages 107.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.39 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 43 rebounds per game and 24.9 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs surrender 99 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 21.5 assists allowed per contest, and 11th with 42.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 13th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game this season. San Antonio is 28th in the league with 102.2 points per game this year. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.24. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 44.3 boards per game and 13th in assists per contest with 23. The Spurs are 26th in turnovers per game with 13.3.
The Wizards are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110, and their defensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league. Washington is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league.
San Antonio is 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 25th in the NBA. The Spurs are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 104.1, and their offensive rating of 107.5 is ranked 28th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 25th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington +6
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