Golden State at Washington NBA Odds, Game Info & Expert Pick

Golden State at Washington NBA Odds, Game Info & Pick

Written by on February 28, 2018

Over the last few years, the league has been dominated by the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers. If truth be told, we have all been waiting for someone else to come along and shake things up a little, which is exactly what we are getting this season. Over in the East, the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics are ahead of Cleveland, while the Western Conference has the Houston Rockets on top ahead of the Golden State Warriors. The race in the West is tight, though, with the Warriors sitting just a half game out of the lead and dominating the NBA odds week after week, just like they do for this contest.They and the Rockets have opened up a huge gap at the top, and it’s probably fair to suggest that it has become a 2-horse race for the conference crown. The Warriors will continue their quest for first on Wednesday night when they head to Washington as the NBA lines favorite to face a Wizards team that is making  little bit of noise over in the Eastern Conference. This one should be highly entertaining to watch and wager on, so let’s take a closer look.

Warriors vs. Wizards NBA Odds, Game Info & Expert Pick

  • When: Wednesday, February 28 at 8 PM EST
  • Where: Capital One Arena, Washington
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: 95.3 FM (Golden State) / 1340 AM (Washington)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Odds: Golden State Warriors -9 (Over/Under at 229 points)

Team Records

  • All: Golden State Warriors 47-14 / Washington Wizards 36-25
  • Home: Golden State Warriors 24-7 / Washington Wizards 18-11
  • Away: Golden State Warriors 23-7 / Washington Wizards 18-14
  • ATS: Golden State Warriors 28-32-1 / Washington Wizards 30-31
  • Over/Under: Golden State Warriors 32-28-1 / Washington Wizards 27-33-1

NBA FINALS POSSIBLE MATCHUPS

Recent Head to Head (Last 10 Games)

  • Record: Golden State Warriors lead 8-2
  • Score: Golden State Warriors 112.20 / Washington Wizards 101.80
  • Field Goal Percentage: Golden State Warriors 43.70 / Washington Wizards 47.71
  • Rebounds: Golden State Warriors 43.00 / Washington Wizards 46.80
  • 3 Point Shots: Golden State Warriors 81-222 / Washington Wizards 116-290
  • Steals: Golden State Warriors 8.70 / Washington Wizards 9.10

Why bet on the Golden State Warriors?

Prior to the All-Star Break, there was a lot of chatter concerning what might be wrong with the Warriors. They were losing more games than we have been used to seeing, and even had an evening where coach Steve Kerr handed off the coaching duties to the players. The reality here is that the Warriors are just fine. Sure, they are in an unfamiliar second place position, but they are 47-14, 11 games ahead of the Minnesota Timberwolves in third.The Warriors are on a modest 3-game winning streak and have won 7 of their last 10 games. Golden State has been very good against the best teams in the league this season, going 27-10 against teams with a record of .500 or better. They are also a8-5 versus teams from the East. This is a match-up that the Warriors have dominated, winning 6 of the last 7 versus the Wizards, including a 120-117 win earlier this season.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Total Score: 116.28
  • Field Goal Percentage: 51.16
  • Three-Point Percentage: 39.85
  • Free Throw Percentage: 81.07
  • Total Rebounds: 44.20
Defense
  • Total Score: 107.66
  • Field Goal Percentage: 44.18
  • Three-Point Percentage: 35.56
  • Free Throw Percentage: 75.90
  • Total Rebounds: 41.87

Why bet on the Washington Wizards?

The Washington Wizards are currently 4th in the Eastern Conference and just a half game back of the Cleveland Cavaliers for the #3 spot. The Wizards have won back to back games ahead of this one, also winning 7 of their last 10. Washington has a solid enough record in their own building, going 18-11 to this point in the season. They have a winning record against teams from the Western Conference, although just 3 games above .500 at 13-10.The Wizards come in as the underdog at the NBA Odds against the Warriors.While the majority of the wins that the Wizards have come up with this season have been against a team below .500, they do have a decent record against teams with a winning record, going 17-15. What the Wizards are going to need to overcome here is a very poor record against the Warriors.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Total Score: 107.44
  • Field Goal Percentage: 46.94
  • Three-Point Percentage: 37.09
  • Free Throw Percentage: 77.20
  • Total Rebounds: 42.77
Defense
  • Total Score: 105.54
  • Field Goal Percentage: 45.70
  • Three-Point Percentage: 34.05
  • Free Throw Percentage: 76.42
  • Total Rebounds: 42.95

Latest NBA Betting Trends

  • Warriors are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games
  • Warriors are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Golden State’s last 7 games
  • Wizards are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games
  • Wizards are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 6 games

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

While both teams are playing well right now, it’s tough to look beyond how ineffective the Wizards have been against Golden State. I think they continue to struggle with this match-up on Wednesday night.Score: Golden State Warriors 112 – Washington Wizards 104