San Antonio Spurs at Washington Wizards NBA Picks 4/5/2019
Friday, April 5, 2019
Capital One Arena
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Capital One Arena to play the Washington Wizards on Friday, April 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 2.5 point favorites.
The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 45-34. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 1.1 as they average 111.5 points per contest while giving up 110.4 per game. The Wizards have an overall record of 32-47 this season. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They average 114.2 points per game and surrender 116.8, good for a point differential of -2.7.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 41-36-2 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 42-37-0 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 36-41-2 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 48-31-0 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out for season
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/28/18 PG John Wall Heel is out for season
11/28/18 C Dwight Howard Gluteus is out indefinitely
04/03/19 SF Jeff Green Hip is questionable Friday vs San Antonio
04/03/19 F Jabari Parker Knee left last game, is questionable Friday vs San Antonio
04/02/19 SF Trevor Ariza Groin is out for season
DeMar DeRozan averages 21.4 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest. He averages 6.2 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. LaMarcus Aldridge comes into this contest averaging 21.2 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 9.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Bradley Beal averages 25.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 37.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Jeff Green averages 12.3 points per game while playing 27.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs allow 110.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 19th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 9th, and they give up 24.8 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league. San Antonio averages 111.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 44.6 rebounds per game and 24.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 20th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 12.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards surrender 116.8 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 26.2 assists allowed per contest, and 28th with 47.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards are 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per game. Washington is 8th in the league with 114.2 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -2.7. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 42.2 boards per game and 5th in assists per contest with 26.3. The Wizards are 13th in turnovers per game with 14.2.
The Spurs are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 111.5, and their offensive rating of 112.6 is ranked 21st. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 7th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA. San Antonio is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA.
Washington is 18th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the NBA. The Wizards are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 113.6, and their offensive rating of 111 is ranked 26th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington +2.5
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