Washington Wizards vs Golden State Warriors Predictions, NBA Picks Against the Spread 3/1/2020
Game: Washington Wizards vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Sunday, March 1, 2020
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Washington -6.5
Andrew Wiggins and the Golden State Warriors (12-47, 5th in the Pacific Division) play the Washington Wizards (21-37, 3rd in the Southeast Division) at Chase Center on Sunday, March 1, 2020. The odds on this contest have Washington as 6.5 point favorites. The O/U is set at 229.5.
The Wizards are covering 51.8% of the time, having gone 29-27-2 ATS. Golden State is covering 45.8% of the time, going 27-32-0 against the spread.
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
10/18/19 PG John Wall Achilles is out indefinitely
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
10/30/19 PG Stephen Curry Hand is out indefinitely
10/19/19 SG Klay Thompson Knee is out for season
02/28/20 SG Jordan Poole Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Phoenix
02/28/20 SF Andrew Wiggins Back is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Phoenix
02/27/20 PG Ky Bowman Ankle is out indefinitely
Ish Smith averages 10.5 points per game in 26.3 minutes per contest. He averages 4.7 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%. Bradley Beal comes into this contest averaging 30.3 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Eric Paschall averages 13.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Andrew Wiggins averages 22.0 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards allow 120.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 29th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.6 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they give up 25.3 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league. Washington averages 115.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 42.3 rebounds per game and 25.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 27th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 14.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Warriors surrender 115.1 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 26.2 assists allowed per contest, and 27th with 46.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Warriors are 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game. Golden State is 27th in the league with 105.6 points per game this year. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -9.4. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 42.8 boards per game and 12th in assists per contest with 25.2. The Warriors are 10th in turnovers per game with 15.1.
The Wizards are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.7, and their defensive rating of 115.8 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 103.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 17th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Washington is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 2nd in the league.
Golden State is 10th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the league. The Warriors are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.1, and their defensive rating of 113.4 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 30th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Washington -6.5
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