The Golden State Warriors emerged from the Capital One Arena victorious, defeating the Washington Wizards by a final score of 127-118. The Warriors’ Steph Curry had an impressive performance, scoring 41 points with 7 rebounds to lead the team. Jordan Poole and Stephen Curry combined for 73 points, while Kristaps Porzingis put up 32 points for the Wizards.
The Warriors won at -161 odds, meaning a bet of $161 would have won $100. The Warriors needed to win by 4 points or more to cover the spread, which they did, and the total of 236 points was surpassed, making the over a winning bet. The Warriors trailed since 5:17 in the first quarter, but managed to take the lead 22-21. They never relinquished the lead after that, with the Wizards tying the game at 48 in the second quarter. This win will give the Warriors a boost of confidence, as they look to make a run for the playoffs in the second half of the season.
Washington Wizards VS Golden State Warriors Spread
The Golden State Warriors open up as the 2.5-point favorites over the Washington Wizards, according to the Maryland sports betting sites. This suggests a road win is possible, but it won’t be by much. In the last ten matchups in this series, the average points margin between these two sides was 8.7 points. In the last ten matchups in this series, the average points margin between these two sides was 8.7 points.
The Washington Wizards have failed to cover the spread in four of their last five games. The hosts are 4-6 ATS in the past ten games at home and 6-4 ATS overall from their previous ten games.
The Golden State Warriors, on the other hand, have failed to cover the spread in four of their last five games. The visitors are 3-7 ATS from their ten most recent road trips, as well as 5-4-1 ATS in their last ten games overall.
Washington Wizards VS Golden State Warriors Total
The ten meetings between the Washington Wizards and the Golden State Warriors have produced a total of 219.1 points.
The total has averaged 225.8 points in the Washington Wizards’ ten most recent games, as well as 223.4 points in their last five at home. Meanwhile, betting on the over would’ve paid out as a winning bet in the last three games at the Capital One Arena for the Washington Wizards, who are 5-4-1 in their last ten home and away matches combined.
As for the Golden State Warriors, the average total has been 238.2 points in the away team’s past ten matches and 245.0 points in the last five on the road. Impressively, the total has gone over in no less than four of the last five games on the road for the Golden State Warriors. In all, they are 4-5 in the over/under when looking back on their past 10 games, home and away.
Washington Wizards Form
A 112-108 loss to the New York Knicks last time out extended the Washington Wizards’ miserable run of form in the league, leaving the hosts with four defeats in five games.
Things haven’t improved on the offense front for the Washington Wizards, putting just 108.6 points on board across the last five matches. In all, they rank 21st in offense with 111.7 points per game. Defensively, the hosts sit 16th after conceding 116.1 points on average.
The Washington Wizards failed to qualify for last year’s playoffs after finishing 12th in the Eastern Conference. This season, they are again 12th in the Eastern Conference – two positions off the final spot for the Play-In Tournament – and third in the Southeast Division.
The Washington Wizards have four players injured for the upcoming match: Bradley Beal, Monte Morris, Vernon Carey, and Johnny Davis.
Golden State Warriors Form
The Golden State Warriors are in bad shape, dropping four of their last five matches. Their most recent game ended in a 132-118 defeat against the Chicago Bulls.
There has been no letup from the ever-impressive away offense, having put up 119.0 points on average across the last five matches. This leaves the Golden State Warriors with a regular season average of 117.3 points. On the other side of the ball, the hosts have continued to struggle in defense. In the same number of games, they’ve surrendered 121.4 points and rank 19th in the NBA, with 117.9 points conceded on average.
Last season, the Golden State Warriors won the NBA championship. They went 53-29 in the regular season to take the third seed in the Eastern Conference before their glorious postseason run. They are seeded eighth in the conference this time around, which grants a spot in the Play-In Tournament.
Washington Wizards VS Golden State Warriors H2H history
The Golden State Warriors downed the Washington Wizards 95-104 in the previous matchup between these two franchises. The encounter took place at the Saitama Super Arena in October 2022. Both teams have failed to claim the upper hand in this series in recent years, having claimed five wins apiece from their previous ten matchups
In their last ten head-to-head games, the Washington Wizards managed 109.1 points on average per game, while the Golden State Warriors put 110 points on board.