San Antonio Spurs vs Washington Wizards Expert NBA Picks 11/20/2019
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Washington Wizards
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: San Antonio -2
Capital One Arena is the venue where Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards (3-8, 5th in the Southeast Division) will take on the San Antonio Spurs (5-9, 4th in the Southwest Division) on Wednesday. San Antonio opens this matchup as 2 point favorites. The total opens at 236.
The Spurs are covering the spread 21.4% of the time, having gone 3-11-0 ATS. Washington is covering 70.0% of the time, going 7-3-1 against the spread.
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
11/18/2019 Jordan McRae SG Illness Game Time Decision
11/18/2019 Ian Mahinmi C Achilles Game Time Decision
7/23/2019 John Wall PG Achilles Expected to be out until at least May 1
DeMar DeRozan comes into this game averaging 21.0 points per contest while playing 33.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 82%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 18.3 points per contest in 32.4 minutes per game. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 6.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Bradley Beal scores 30.1 points per contest while playing 36.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.7 rebounds per contest and has 6.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Thomas Bryant averages 14.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.0 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 112.2 points per contest, which is 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 8th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 47.5 boards per contest and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 25th with 14.0 per game. The Spurs allow 114.6 points per contest, which is 22nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 24th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they allow 24.2 assists per game which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 3rd in the NBA with 118.0 points per contest this season. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -2.09. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 13th in the league. They are 25th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.2 boards per contest and 2nd in assists per game with 27.5. The Wizards are 24th in turnovers per contest with 14.6. The Wizards give up 120.1 points per game, which ranks them 30th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 26th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 25.8 dimes allowed per game and 20th with 46.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Wizards are 21st in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per contest this year.
The Spurs are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 112.7, and their offensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 27th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 101.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 19th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA. San Antonio is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA.
Washington is 24th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 5th in the league. The Wizards are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.2, and their defensive rating of 115.2 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 104.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 7th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take San Antonio -2
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