Washington Wizards vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 1/24/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Sunday, January 24, 2021
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+6.5)
The Washington Wizards (3-8) go to AT&T Center on Sunday where they'll meet the San Antonio Spurs (8-8). The line on this game has San Antonio as 6.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 221.5.
The Washington Wizards stepped onto the hardwood against the Phoenix Suns and notched a win by a score of 128-107 in their last game. Washington finished the contest with a 52.2% FG percentage (48 of 92) and buried 15 out of their 34 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Wizards made 17 of 28 attempts for a percentage of 60.7%. In the matter of pulling down rebounds, they earned 53 with 14 of them being offensive. They also doled out 29 dimes in this contest while having 3 steals and 3 blocks. Pertaining to defense, Washington allowed their opponent to shoot 44.8% from the field on 39 of 87 shooting. Phoenix recorded 21 dimes and had 3 steals for the game. In addition, the Suns collected 42 boards (8 offensive, 34 defensive) and earned 6 blocked shots. Phoenix finished shooting 83.3% from the free throw line by making 25 of 30 attempts. They also buried 4 out of their 27 shots from beyond the arc.
Bradley Beal is one guy who was a major contributor for this game. He totaled 34 points on 12 of 22 shooting. He played 35:03 mins and totaled 8 boards. Beal went 54.5% from the floor and also distributed 9 assists. Another guy that played a role in this contest for the Wizards was Dāvis Bertāns. He pulled down 2 rebounds and also collected 2 dimes. He finished 60.0% from the floor for the game by going 6-of-10 (18 points). In all, Bertāns saw the court for 24:29 minutes.
Washington enters this one with a mark of 3-8 this season. They are averaging 120.5 pts per game (1st in basketball) while connecting on 47.8% from the floor. The Wizards are shooting 38.9% from downtown (143 of 368) and 73.7% from the free throw line. As a unit, Washington is pulling down 42.8 boards per game and has earned 300 assists so far this year, which is 30th in the league in terms of passing. They are turning it over 13.5 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 24.6 fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Wizards are able to force 15.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 22.3 personal fouls. The Wizards defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 49.1% (472 of 962) and they surrender 46.2 rebounds per contest as a group. They are currently ranked 1st in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 275 relinquished for the season. They are giving up 37.7% on 3-point attempts and they are 30th in the league in opponents PPG (121.3).
The last time they took the court, the San Antonio Spurs took a defeat with a final score of 122-117 when they played the Dallas Mavericks. The Spurs were able to pull down 40 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 49 in this game. They rejected 5 tries while getting 3 steals for this game. The Mavericks had 21 personal fouls in the game which took the Spurs to the charity stripe for 30 shots. They were able to bury 23 of the free throw tries for a clip of 76.7%. In reference to shots from beyond the arc, San Antonio made 12 out of their 28 attempts (42.9%). When this game wrapped up, the Spurs ended up shooting 41 out of 89 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.1%. The Spurs permitted the Mavericks to make 45 of 93 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 48.4% in the matchup. They went 35.9% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 14 of 39 and finished the contest at 18 of 20 at the charity stripe (90.0%). With respect to attacking the glass, San Antonio allowed Dallas to collect 42 in total (7 on the offensive glass).
DeMar DeRozan pitched in for the Spurs in this game. He converted 8 of 20 for this game for a rate of 40.0%, which gave him 29 points. DeRozan collected 6 rebounds in his 40:59 minutes of playing time and accumulated 6 assists for this game. Another guy who came through for San Antonio was LaMarcus Aldridge. He walked away with 26 points in his 30:21 mins on the court via 11 out of 18 shooting for this game. Aldridge wrapped this one up going 61.1% from the field while also earning 2 dimes and 9 rebounds.
San Antonio has a mark of 8-8 on the season. San Antonio has tallied 1,772 points this year (110.8 per game) and they grab 46.2 boards per contest. The Spurs have committed 17.9 fouls every game and they go 78.9% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Spurs are hitting on 44.3% from the field, which is ranked 23rd in basketball. They are assisting teammates 24.8 times per game (16th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 10.3 times per game. The Spurs defensively are ranked 17th in the NBA in points given up per game with 111.3. The San Antonio defense gives up 38.6% on 3-pointers (199 of 516) and their opposition knocks down 72.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 24.4 assists and 49.1 boards every game, which has them ranked 13th and 28th in basketball. They are forcing their opponents into 14.1 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 46.9% from the field (22nd in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington (+6.5)
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