Golden State Warriors vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 4/21/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Washington Wizards
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (-2.5)
Capital One Arena is the site where and the Washington Wizards (24-33) will play the Golden State Warriors (29-29) on Wednesday. Golden State opens this matchup as 2.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 240.
The Golden State Warriors faced the Philadelphia 76ers and earned the victory with a final of 107-96 in their last game. Golden State ended the game having earned a 44.7% field goal percentage (34 of 76) and converted 14 out of their 32 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Warriors made 25 of 32 attempts for a percentage of 78.1%. When talking about hauling in rebounds, they earned 45 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 15 assists for this game while creating 13 turnovers and earning 2 steals. When talking about defense, Golden State let their opponent shoot 39.3% from the field on 35 of 89 shooting. Philadelphia totaled 26 dimes and had 9 steals in this contest. Moreover, Philadelphia snagged 42 rebounds (10 offensive, 32 defensive) and had 5 blocks. Philadelphia finished 77.8% from the charity stripe by burying 14 of 18 tries. They buried 12 of 32 attempts from beyond the arc.
Stephen Curry is one player who had an impact in this game. He was able to score 49 points on 14 of 28 shooting. He was on the court for 36:55 minutes played and pulled down 3 rebounds. Curry went 50.0% from the floor and totaled 5 dimes. Someone else that came through in the matchup for the Warriors was Andrew Wiggins. He pulled down 10 rebounds in his 41:35 minutes on the hardwood. He finished shooting 54.5% from the floor for the contest via 6-of-11 (16 points). In all, Wiggins totaled 2 assists.
Golden State heads into this contest with a win-loss record of 29-29 so far this year. They cough up possession 15.0 times per game and as a unit they are committing 21.6 fouls per contest. As a team, Golden State is collecting 42.6 rebounds per contest and has racked up 1,580 dimes this year, which is 1st in the NBA in terms of passing. The Warriors are connecting on 37.3% on shots from downtown (815 of 2,184) and 77.9% from the charity stripe. They average 112.9 points per outing (15th in the league) while connecting on 46.6% from the field. On the defensive end, the Warriors are forcing their opponents into 15.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.1 fouls. They are currently ranked 12th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,392 surrendered so far this year. The Warriors defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.6% (893 of 1,167) and they concede 47.5 boards per contest as a basketball team. They relinquish 36.5% on 3-point attempts and they are 21st in basketball in opponents PPG (113.3).
When they last stepped on the court, the Washington Wizards took home the win by a final score of 119-107 when they played the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Wizards pulled down 34 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards totaling 42 for this game. They also gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while getting 8 steals for the matchup. The Thunder were called for 26 personal fouls for this game which took the Wizards to the charity stripe for a total of 29 shots. They were able to convert 17 of those for a percentage of 58.6%. In the matter of shooting from downtown, Washington converted 10 of their 31 attempts (32.3%). When the final whistle was blown, the Wizards shot 46 out of 91 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.5%. The Wizards permitted the Thunder to make 36 of 83 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 43.4% for the game. They shot 39.4% from beyond the perimeter by going 13 out of 33 and ended up shooting 22 out of 27 from the free throw line (81.5%). When discussing how they attacked the glass, Washington allowed Oklahoma City to get 48 in all (9 offensive).
Bradley Beal was important for the Wizards in this game. He knocked down 12 of 21 in the game giving him a rate of 57.1%, and had 1 rebound. Beal tallied 30 points in his 35:29 mins of playing time and totaled 2 assists in the matchup. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Washington was Russell Westbrook. He accumulated 17 dimes in 39:10 mins on the hardwood, and he shot 5 of 18 from the floor. Westbrook finished going 27.8% from the field while also totaling 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Washington has a mark of 24-33 for the campaign. Washington has earned 6,500 pts so far this season (114.0 per game) and they collect 44.5 boards per contest. The Wizards have committed 21.8 fouls per contest while shooting 75.5% from the free throw line. In terms of offensive execution, the Wizards are hitting on 47.0% from the floor, which has them ranked 12th in the league. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 25.1 times per game (13th in basketball) and they turn it over 14.7 times per contest. The Wizards are ranked 28th in the league in points per game surrendered with 118.1. The Washington defense gives up 37.6% from downtown (724 of 1,923) and their opposition makes 77.7% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 24.2 dimes and 46.5 rebounds per game, which is 9th and 26th in the NBA. They are able to force 14.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.1% from the field (20th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Golden State (-2.5)
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