As we head into the final couple of weeks of the NBA season, the pressure will really start to build on the teams that are battling it out for the final playoff spots in their respective conferences. While the majority of that pressure is on the teams who are on the outside looking in, you may also see a few clubs buckle under the extreme weight of trying to hold on to the final spot.
The Washington Wizards are trying to do their part to get in, but they are also looking for help from the Detroit Pistons and Indiana Pacers, the two teams that are closes to them at the bottom of the playoff standings. Washington will have a good opportunity to edge a little closer when they take a trip to Sacramento to face a Kings team that are as good as eliminated at this point. It’s a huge game for the Wizards, and we have an exclusive NBA betting pick and game preview here at MyBookie.ag.
Washington Wizards Vs Sacramento Kings NBA Betting Pick
When: Wednesday, March 30 at 10 PM EST
Where: Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento
TV: CSNB and CSAC
Radio: WDCH and KHTK
Live Stream: NBA Stream
NBA Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Washington Wizards
The Wizards (36-37) are 6-4 in their last 10 games, although that record may take a little bit of a knock by the time they get to Sacramento on Wednesday, as they are going to have to face the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night.
Washington will not be totally writing off their chances of beating the Warriors, but when you are facing a team that has yet to lose at home this season, the odds are totally stacked against you. If they do drop that one, it leaves them just 8 games to make up a 2.5 game deficit to get into the playoffs. It’s a big ask, but you believe they could close some ground by beating the Kings, as Washington has already taken them down this season. The Wizards are averaging 103.5 PPG, and are giving up 104.4 PPG.
Why bet on the Sacramento Kings
A loss to the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night could well be the end of the Sacramento Kings (29-45) season. They are already 7 games back of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference, and with just 7 games to play after the Wizards, math could become their worst enemy. Even with the playoffs out of the picture, you still have to remember that these types of teams love to play the role of spoiler, and they will be looking to put a dent in the Wizards playoff aspirations. It’s worth noting that the Kings have come out on top the last 5 times that they have faced Washington in Sacramento. The Kings are averaging 106.7 PPG, and are giving up 109.0 PPG.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
This game is absolutely huge for the Wizards, as back to back losses at this stage of the season could well spell the end for them. I think the rise up in this one, and come away with the win in a very tight battle.
Washington Wizards 106 Sacramento Kings 105