San Antonio Spurs vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 4/26/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Washington Wizards
Date: Monday, April 26, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: San Antonio (-2.5)
The Washington Wizards (26-33) host the San Antonio Spurs (30-29) at Capital One Arena on Monday. Washington opens this matchup as 2.5-point dogs. The O/U opens at 225.
The San Antonio Spurs stepped onto the hardwood against the New Orleans Pelicans and earned the victory with a final of 110-108 in their last contest. San Antonio ended having earned a 43.5% FG percentage (37 out of 85) and converted 9 of 31 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Spurs made 27 of their 32 tries for a rate of 84.4%. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they earned 46 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 22 assists for the matchup as well as forcing 19 turnovers and having 9 steals. In relation to the defense, San Antonio allowed the other team to shoot 47.1% from the field on 41 out of 87 shooting. New Orleans dished out 20 assists and had 12 steals for the game. Moreover, New Orleans had 48 boards (10 offensive, 38 defensive) and got 8 blocks. New Orleans finished the contest at 53.1% from the charity stripe by converting 17 of 32 shots. They converted 9 of their 22 shots from beyond the perimeter.
DeMar DeRozan is a player who was important for this game. He accounted for 32 points on 10 out of 21 shooting. He played for 37:06 minutes played and also grabbed 7 rebounds. DeRozan ended up shooting 47.6% from the floor and also earned 8 assists. One more player that was a contributor in this matchup for the Spurs was Derrick White. He snagged 5 rebounds in 37:33 min played on the night. He walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the field for the game via 8-of-16 (22 points). In all, White earned 2 assists.
San Antonio will enter this contest with a win-loss mark of 30-29 so far this season. The Spurs are shooting 35.6% from downtown (611 of 1,718) and 78.5% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 110.1 pts per contest (21st in the league) on 46.0% from the field. They cough up possession 11.6 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 18.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, San Antonio is grabbing 44.1 boards per game and has accounted for 1,450 assists so far this year, which ranks 20th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. On defense, the Spurs are able to force 13.5 turnovers per game while drawing 18.7 personal fouls. They are 9th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,431 relinquished so far this season. The Spurs defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 46.5% (797 of 1,103) and they surrender 47.3 rebounds per contest as a team. They are giving up 37.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 11th in the NBA in points per game allowed (110.6).
The last time they took the court, the Washington Wizards walked away with a victory by a final of 129-109 when they faced the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Wizards snagged 38 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 50 for the contest. They also turned the ball over 20 times, while earning 7 steals in the matchup. The Thunder had 17 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Wizards to the charity stripe for 16 attempts. They were able to make 15 of those for a percentage of 93.8%. Regarding shots from beyond the arc, Washington made 18 out of 32 tries (56.3%). In all, the Wizards finished shooting 48 out of 93 from the field which had them sitting at 51.6%. The Wizards allowed the Thunder to make 39 of 93 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 41.9% for the game. They wrapped up this game 30.3% from distance by going 10 of 33 and finished the contest at 21 of 25 at the free throw line (84.0%). In relation to how they rebounded, Washington permitted Oklahoma City to pull down 40 overall (14 on the offensive side).
Russell Westbrook ended up being a major contributor for the Wizards in this game. He converted 14 out of 23 in this game giving him a rate of 60.9%, and had 11 rebounds. Westbrook accumulated 37 points in his 37:01 minutes of playing time and earned 11 assists in this contest. One more player that ended being a contributor for Washington was Bradley Beal. He finished this one with 3 assists in 36:23 minutes played, and he knocked down 12 out of 24 from the floor. Beal ended up shooting 50.0% from the floor as well as earning 33 points and 6 total rebounds.
Washington has a mark of 26-33 so far this year. The Wizards are responsible for committing 21.7 fouls every game and they go 75.9% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 25.0 times per contest (13th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 14.9 times per game. Washington has accounted for 6,747 pts so far this year (114.4 per game) and they pull in 44.9 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Wizards are connecting on 47.0% from the field, which has them ranked 12th in the league. The Wizards on defense are ranked 28th in the NBA in PPG given up with 117.8. They have forced 14.7 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 46.8% from the floor (18th in the league). The Washington defense gives up 37.4% on 3-point attempts (749 of 2,001) and their opponents are knocking down 78.0% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 24.0 dimes and 46.3 rebounds every game, which is ranked 9th and 24th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Washington (+2.5) and over 225 points
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