Spurs vs. Wizards Prediction
Are the San Antonio Spurs giving up too many points on the road tonight when they face the Washington Wizards at 7PM ET?
531 San Antonino Spurs vs. 532 Washington Wizards
Friday, April 5, 2019
7PM ET – Capital One Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Spurs are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -7 points against the Wizards. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 226.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 56 percent going on the Spurs as the road favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
The San Antonio Spurs are in a pretty big funk, going just 3-5 in its last eight while failing to cover the spread in five straight. The Spurs are 45-34 on the season, 14-25 on the road, 41-36-2 against the spread and 42-36-1 with the over. The Spurs have locked up a playoff spot, but are eighth in the West right now, ½ a game behind OKC.
The Spurs are putting up 111.5 points per game this season while shooting 47.7 percent from the field and a league-best 39.2 percent from the arc. Defensively, San Antonio is giving up 110.4 points per game while opponents shoot 46.4 percent against them. Marco Belinelli is questionable to play tonight due to a hip injury. The Spurs are led by DeMar DeRozan, who is averaging 21.4 points, 6.1 rebounds and 6.2 assists per contest. LaMarcus Aldridge is adding 21.2 points and 9.1 rebounds per game.
Wizards fall to Bulls
Washington is coming off a surprising 115-114 loss at home to Chicago on Wednesday. The Wizards are just 2-7 in their last nine, but have covered the spread in three of their last four. Washington is now 32-47 on the season, 21-17 at home, 38-41 against the spread and 48-31 with the over.
The Wizards have one of the worst defenses in the NBA, giving up 116.8 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 47.8 percent against them. Offensively, Washington is averaging 114.2 points per game while shooting 46.9 percent from the floor. Bradley Beal is leading the team with 25.9 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game. Bobby Portis is adding 14.5 points and 8.6 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Spurs are 4-9-1 against the spread in their last 14 road games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last six when playing on 1 day of rest.
The Wizards are 9-2 against the spread in their last 11 against Western Conference opponents and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 following a loss.
The Wizards lost at San Antonio earlier this year, 132-119, but it’s hard to trust San Antonio right now. The Spurs failed to cover at home against the likes of the Hawks and Cavs recently. Expecting them to go on the road and cover a spread as a favorite certainly doesn’t inspire confidence. Washington’s last three home games have been decided by five points or less. I am going to roll the dice on the Wizards.
NBA Prediction: Washington Wizards +7