Golden State Warriors vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 1/16/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Washington Wizards
Date: Monday, January 16, 2023
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Capital One Arena is the site where the Washington Wizards will take on the Golden State Warriors on Monday.
The Warriors faced the Spurs and went home with a win by a final score of 144-113 in their last game. Golden State walked away from the game with a 54.5% FG percentage (55 of 101) and made 18 out of their 48 3-point shots. When they shot from the free throw line, the Warriors knocked down 16 of 20 shots for a percentage of 80.0%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 55 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 33 assists in this contest as well as forcing 15 turnovers and getting 9 steals. In terms of the defense, Golden State allowed the other team to go 45.5% from the field on 40 of 88 shooting. San Antonio earned 26 dimes and had 6 steals in this game. In addition, San Antonio had 38 rebounds (7 offensive, 31 defensive) and got 6 blocks. San Antonio ended up going 73.5% when shooting free throws by burying 25 of 34 tries. They made 8 of 22 shots from distance. When talking about personal fouls, the Warriors walked away with 26 and the Spurs had 19 personal fouls.
Jordan Poole is someone who was a major contributor in the matchup. Poole walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the floor and dished out 6 assists. He was on the court for 31 mins and also totaled 3 rebounds. He racked up 25 points on 8 of 16 shooting.
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Golden State heads into this one with a mark of 21-21 so far this year. They currently have an average of 117.3 pts per game (5th in the NBA) while shooting 47.2% from the field. The Warriors are hitting 37.2% on shots beyond the perimeter (680 of 1,826) and 79.6% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Golden State is pulling in 44.2 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 1,228 assists for the year, which ranks 1st in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession by turning the ball over 16.7 times per contest and as a group are committing 22.1 fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Warriors are forcing 15.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.6 fouls. They give up 35.8% from beyond the arc while they are 26th in the NBA in PPG allowed (117.6). The Warriors are allowing a shooting percentage of 46.7% (1,768 of 3,783) and they relinquish 44.5 boards per contest as a basketball team. They currently rank 13th in the NBA in allowing assists with 1,071 surrendered so far this season.
In their last game, the Wizards took a loss by a score of 112-108 against the Knicks. In regard to rebounding, Washington allowed New York to collect 54 in total (14 offensive). They finished 27.6% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 8 of 29 and finished the game at 22 out of 31 at the charity stripe (71.0%). The Wizards allowed the Knicks to convert 41 of 92 tries from the floor which had them shooting 44.6% for the matchup. Overall, the Wizards shot 36 out of 93 from the floor which gave them a rate of 38.7%. Concerning shooting from beyond the arc, Washington made 13 out of 42 tries (31.0%). They were able to knock down 23 of those for a rate of 88.5%. The Knicks committed 23 fouls in the game which took the Wizards to the charity stripe for 26 shots. They gave up possession of the ball 7 times, while recording 3 steals in the game. The Wizards were able to snag 38 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 50 for the game.
Kyle Kuzma ended up being important for the Wizards in this game. He converted 14 out of 27 in the game for a field goal rate of 51.9%, and had 7 rebounds. Kuzma tallied 40 points in his 40 mins of playing time and had 7 dimes for this game.
Washington has a win-loss record of 18-25 this year. When it comes to offensive execution, the Wizards are connecting on 47.9% from the floor, which is ranked 9th in the NBA. Washington has totaled 4,803 points on the campaign (111.7 per contest) and they grab 44.1 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 24.7 times per game (16th in the league) and they are turning it over 14.1 times per contest. The Wizards are responsible for committing 19.5 fouls every game and they connect on 77.4% from the charity stripe.
The Wizards defensively are ranked 15th in the league in points given up per game with 113.1. They are able to force 12.6 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.3% from the field (7th in basketball). The Washington defense surrenders 36.1% on three-point shots (506 of 1,400) and opponents are connecting on 80.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 23.5 dimes and 43.4 boards on a nightly basis, ranking them 7th and 13th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington
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