There was a point in time when the Washington Wizards believed they were a firm contender in the Kevin Durant sweepstakes, but those days are firmly in the rear-view mirror now. Durant makes his first return to his hometown in D.C. as a member of the Golden State Warriors tonight, where most sportsbooks opened the Wiz as 7-point home underdogs with a total of 231.
– Shark Bites
- The total has gone OVER in the Warriors’ last five games on the road against the Wizards.
- The Wizards are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games after a loss.
- The Warriors are 9-0 SU and 8-1 ATS in their last nine games against teams with winning records.
Durant returned from a one-game absence to score 27 points in Monday’s 119-108 triumph over the Philadelphia 76ers. Point guard Stephen Curry missed all 11 of his 3-point shots to match the dubious NBA record for most attempts from downtown without a make – shared by Antoine Walker (2001) and Trey Burke (2015). The superstar did score 19 points in the victory, however.
Washington was on fire prior to the all-star break, winning 18 of 21 games, but has lost consecutive contests since returning to play. The Wizards had a streak of 23 straight contests of 100 or more points halted by the Utah Jazz in Sunday’s 102-92 setback.
Golden State has straight up dominated this series over the years. The Warriors have won 11 of their past 12 meetings with the Wizards.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The visiting Golden State Warriors betting line opened this morning as -7-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds – Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 231 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.
Odds – Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 120-103 win for the Warriors on Tuesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Golden State Warriors vs Washington Wizards Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Supporters of the Golden State Warriors have seen them go 50-9 and 28-29-2 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Washington Wizards are at 34-23 and 32-25 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Wizards are 34-22-1, while the Golden State Warriors are 26-33. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Golden State injuries news.
According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds – Shark, it’s the No. 6-rated Washington Wizards and the No. 1-rated Warriors in this NBA basketball matchup.
Offensively the game matches up Washington’s No. 8-ranked offense (107.86 PPG) against a Golden State Warriors defense that ranks No. 13 at 105.41 PPG. The Washington Wizards have averaged 47.56% from the field per game, less than the Golden State Warriors have managed so far this NBA season (49.86% on average).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Warriors grabbed a 119-108 win over the 76ers on Monday, behind a 27-point effort from Kevin Durant at Wells Fargo Center.
John Wall poured in 23 points and chipped in with 11 assists in a losing cause for Washington on Sunday, as the Jazz rolled to a 102-92 victory over Washington at Verizon Center.
- Golden State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Golden State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
- Golden State is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Golden State’s last 6 games on the road
- Washington is 13-6 ATS in its last 19 games
- Washington is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
- Washington is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games
- Washington is 16-5 ATS in its last 21 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Golden State at Chicago, Thursday, March 2nd
Washington at Toronto, Wednesday, March 1st