Washington Wizards vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 4/9/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Friday, April 9, 2021
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+6)
The Golden State Warriors (24-27) play the Washington Wizards (18-32) at Chase Center on Friday. Golden State opens this matchup as 6-point favorites. The over/under is set at 239.
The Washington Wizards faced off with the Orlando Magic and notched a win by a score of 131-116 in their last game. Washington finished the game with a 57.6% FG percentage (49 of 85) and made 19 of their 36 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Wizards converted 14 of their 16 tries for a percentage of 87.5%. In regard to pulling down boards, they collected 37 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 35 dimes in this contest as well as forcing 11 turnovers and getting 7 steals. In reference to defense, Washington allowed 47.3% from the field on 44 of 93 shooting. Orlando earned 22 assists and had 11 steals for the game. On top of that, Orlando pulled down 39 boards (11 offensive, 28 defensive) and got 3 blocked shots. Orlando finished the game shooting 69.6% at the free throw line by making 16 of their 23 attempts. They also made 12 out of their 31 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Bradley Beal is one guy who was a major factor in the game. He accumulated 26 points on 11 out of 19 shooting. He played 30:22 minutes and pulled down 1 rebound. Beal finished shooting 57.9% from the floor and dished out 5 dimes. An additional guy that had an impact in the matchup for the Wizards was Russell Westbrook. He had 14 rebounds in his 37:42 minutes played on the night. He ended up shooting 72.7% from the floor for the game by going 8-of-11 (23 points). Overall, Westbrook earned 15 assists.
Washington steps onto the court with a mark of 18-32 so far this year. The Wizards are shooting 34.7% on shots from 3-point land (535 of 1,544) and 76.0% from the free throw line. They average 113.6 pts per game (11th in basketball) while connecting on 46.6% from the field. They cough up possession 14.6 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 22.0 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Washington is pulling down 44.1 boards per game and is sitting with 1,239 dimes for the year, which is 19th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Wizards are forcing 14.6 turnovers per game and they draw 22.2 fouls. The Wizards defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 47.2% (732 of 1,111) and they surrender 46.8 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are 8th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,204 conceded so far this year. They give up 38.0% from 3-point land and they rank 30th in the league in opponents points per game (118.7).
The last time they took the court, the Golden State Warriors got the victory with a final of 122-121 against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Warriors pulled down 30 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 42 in the game. They coughed up the ball 11 times, while earning 6 steals for this contest. The Bucks committed 13 fouls for the matchup which took the Warriors to the free throw line for 17 tries. They were able to bury 15 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 88.2%. In the matter of shots from beyond the arc, Golden State made 15 out of 40 tries (37.5%). At the conclusion of this game, the Warriors finished 46 out of 96 from the floor which had them shooting 47.9%. The Warriors allowed the Bucks to convert 44 out of their 86 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 51.2% for this game. They finished 43.8% from downtown by hitting 14 of 32 and finished the contest at 19 out of 22 from the charity stripe (86.4%). In relation to rebounds, Golden State allowed Milwaukee to get 40 in all (6 on the offensive side).
Stephen Curry was important for the Warriors in this contest. He knocked down 14 of 21 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and accounted for 6 rebounds. Curry accumulated 41 points in his 37:47 minutes on the court and tallied 4 dimes in the game. Someone else that ended up playing a role for Golden State was Kelly Oubre Jr.. He ended up walking away with 1 assist in his 37:06 mins played, and he knocked down 6 out of 14 from the floor. Oubre ended up shooting 42.9% from the floor as well as collecting 19 points and 6 total rebounds.
Golden State has a mark of 24-27 for the campaign. Golden State has accumulated 5,714 pts on the year (112.0 per contest) and they pull in 42.6 boards per game. The Warriors commit 21.7 fouls per contest and they connect on 77.8% from the free throw line. When it comes to executing on offense, the Warriors are connecting on 46.1% from the field, which ranks 18th in the league. They are dishing out assists 27.3 times per contest (1st in the league) and they turn it over 14.9 times per contest. The Warriors on defense are ranked 24th in the league in points given up per game with 114.1. They have relinquished 24.1 dimes and 48.0 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 9th and 29th in basketball. The Golden State defense allows 37.1% on three-point shots (656 of 1,770) and their opponents are making 78.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing 15.3 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.6% from the floor (8th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Golden State (-6) and under 239 points
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