The San Antonio Spurs (14-36) welcome Washington Wizards (23-26) at AT&T Center this coming Monday. The Washington Wizards hold the ninth seed in the Eastern Conference, having won 23 of their 49 matches, while 14 wins out of 50 games have left the San Antonio Spurs with the 14th seed in the Western Conference. It has been a miserable month for the San Antonio Spurs and reaching the playoffs seem but a distant dream following their recent losing streak of five defeats in a row. Are they capable of rising to the occasion against the Washington Wizards or does another disappointment lie in waiting?
San Antonio Spurs VS Washington Wizards Betting expert picks
San Antonio Spurs VS Washington Wizards Moneyline
Take the Washington Wizards to win (1.45) for the clear win on the moneyline.
Odds are not in favor of the San Antonio Spurs according to the MD sportsbooks, with +180 moneyline odds set for a home win. The hosts have been struggling at AT&T Center lately, losing six out of their last ten home games. Their last match ended in a 118-128 defeat to the Phoenix Suns. The Washington Wizards have been unstoppable lately, having won their last five games in a row. With such impressive form, they should be very confident heading into their clash with the San Antonio Spurs and the moneyline odds of -220 indicate they have a 69% chance of another victory.
San Antonio Spurs VS Washington Wizards Spread
Go for the Washington Wizards -5.0 (1.91) if you’re looking for a safe bet.
The Washington Wizards open as the 5 point road favorites against the San Antonio Spurs, according to the oddsmakers. This suggests they should win by a comfortable margin at the very least. A winning margin as high as 10.0 points has settled the last five matches between the San Antonio Spurs and Washington Wizards.
Backing the San Antonio Spurs to cover the spread looks like a red flag here, even on home court. They’ve failed to cover the spread in their last four outings ahead of Monday’s matchup. The hosts are also 7-3 ATS in the past ten games at home and 4-6 ATS overall from their previous ten games.
The smart money is on the Washington Wizards, who have covered the spread in their last five games. They may be on the road, but they still look too good to pass up here. The visitors are 7-3 ATS from their ten most recent road trips, as well as 6-4 ATS in their last ten games overall.
San Antonio Spurs VS Washington Wizards Total
Take the Total over 235.0 (1.91) for the best over/under bet
Based on their head-to-head record, the San Antonio Spurs and the Washington Wizards look primed for a high-scoring affair. Both sides have seen plenty of points in their ten most recent matchups. They averaged 245.1 points between them, including 223.8 points in the last five at AT&T Center.
The total line is set at 235.0. The San Antonio Spurs and the Washington Wizards’ combined points total has surpassed this 235.0 line six times in their last ten encounters. This gives the -110 odds for betting Over on the Total market a lot of appeals.
The past ten San Antonio Spurs games produced 244.2 points per game on average, with the total going over in the last two. Against the total, the San Antonio Spurs have gone over in their past three home games and are 6-2-2 in the last ten overall.
Meanwhile, the Washington Wizards have seen an average of 227.6 points in their past five road games and 230.0 points in their last five contests in all. They have gone under in four of their last five matchups against a team with a losing home record.
San Antonio Spurs VS Washington Wizards Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): Washington Wizards (-220) | San Antonio Spurs (+180)
- Against the spread (ATS): Washington Wizards -5.0 (-110) | San Antonio Spurs +5.0 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 235.0 (-110) | (-110)
San Antonio Spurs Form
The San Antonio Spurs were dealt a tough blow last week when they lost 118-128 to the Phoenix Suns. The defeat extended their losing streak to five games, leaving their overall record for the past 10 games at 1-9.
The San Antonio Spurs are more of an average side for the offensive side of the game. Entering Monday’s matchup, the hosts are averaging 112.7 points per game. On the other side, the home defense has been middle-of-the-pack, allowing 131.4 points on average in the last five contests and 122.2 points across the season.
Chances of reaching even the Play-In Tournament looks unlikely for the San Antonio Spurs. Following their failure to advance past the preliminary playoff competition last year, they’ve gone 14-36 this season. That leaves the home team 14th in the Western Conference and fourth in the Southwest Division.
Josh Richardson, Romeo Langford, and Devin Vassell are all carrying injuries going into the latest San Antonio Spurs game.
Washington Wizards Form
Form is really looking good for the Washington Wizards after claiming a 103-113 win against New Orleans Pelicans last week. The victory extended their winning streak to five matches, improving their regular season record to 23-26. They are also 11-16 on the road.
The Washington Wizards average 112.7 points per contest, putting them near the middle of the pack among NBA teams for most points. Defensively, the away defense is one of the best in shutting out opponents, ranking fourth in the league with 113.2 points conceded per game.
Last year, the Washington Wizards failed to qualify for the playoffs after a 35-47 regular season. They ended up 12th in the Eastern Conference and fourth in the Southeast Division. However, with a 23-26 record this season, they hold the Eastern Conference’s ninth seed, leaving them set for the Play-In Tournament.
The Washington Wizards enter their latest game with 2 players sidelined in Anthony Gill and Kristaps Porzingis
San Antonio Spurs VS Washington Wizards H2H history
The San Antonio Spurs came away with a 153-157 win in their latest encounter with the Washington Wizards, which took place at the Capital One Arena. Playing the San Antonio Spurs on the road has often proved to be an experience to forget for the Washington Wizards, especially in their last five visits, which saw them fall to defeat each time.
In their past ten head-to-head games, the San Antonio Spurs pulled off 125.8 points on average per game, whereas Washington Wizards managed 119.3 points per match.