San Antonio Spurs at Washington Wizards Betting Prediction 04/05/19

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The San Antonio Spurs (45-34) will travel to Capital One Arena to clash with the Washington Wizards (32-47). The Wizards opened as 6-point underdogs. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 227 points and it will air on KMYS CW 35 San Antonio at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, April 5, 2019.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Washington Wizards ATS Odds

Both teams fell in their last game. The Wizards (9.5-point favorites) were defeated by the Chicago Bulls, 115-114, while the Spurs (5-point underdogs) fell to the Denver Nuggets, 113-85. The Washington game went 3.5 points over the projected point total of 225.5, while the San Antonio game went 16.5 points under the projected point total of 214.5.

San Antonio did a terrific job of getting and making free throws (18-25; 72.0 percent) while Washington forced Chicago into a turnover percentage of 17.0 (above their season average of 12.3). Thomas Bryant played a pivotal role for Washington with 20 points, 12 rebounds and five assists. Meanwhile, LaMarcus Aldridge had a good outing for San Antonio, contributing 16 points and six rebounds.

In their first matchup this season, Aldridge led the Spurs to a 132-119 victory. He was the game’s leading scorer with 30 points. The two teams combined for 251 points, which was well over the projected point total of 220.5, and San Antonio covered as a 5-point favorite. The Spurs’ 22.6 offensive rebounding percentage was their largest strength over the Wizards, who had a mark of 16.0.

Vegas has typically been fairly accurate when setting the total of Spurs games, with 42 overs compared to 37 unders. San Antonio comes into the game with records of 45-34 straight up (SU) and 41-36-2 against the spread (ATS).

Games involving the Wizards tend to finish over the O/U total (60.8 percent). Moreover, Washington owns records of 32-47 SU and 36-41-2 ATS.

Second-chance opportunities might be scarce for Washington in this battle. The Wizards are among the NBA’s elite on the offensive glass, ranking 25th in offensive rebounding percentage at 21.0 percent. Meanwhile, San Antonio ranks fourth in the NBA at corralling defensive rebounds with a defensive rebounding percentage of 79.3 percent. Additionally, the Spurs commit the second-fewest errors in the NBA (turnover percentage of 11.8 percent), while the disruptive defense of the Wizards causes the fifth-most (opponents’ turnover percentage of 14.5 percent).

Spurs at Wizards Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Spurs, ATS Winner – Spurs, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • The Spurs rank fourth in blocks allowed per game (4.1) while the Wizards rank ninth (4.6).
  • San Antonio ranks seventh in points allowed in the paint per game (46.9) while Washington ranks 29th (52.4).
  • The Spurs rank eighth in rebounds allowed per game (44.2) while the Wizards rank 28th (47.3).
  • Washington ranks 12th in three pointers attempted per game (33.2) while San Antonio ranks 29th (25.3).
  • Washington averages 26.3 assists per game, which ranks fifth in the NBA. San Antonio ranks 19th in assists allowed per game (24.8).
  • The Wizards rank sixth in points off turnovers per game (17.9) while the Spurs rank 28th (14.1).
  • The Wizards rank 12th in fast break points per game (14.5) while the Spurs rank 28th (10.4).
  • Washington ranks 24th in second chance points per game (12.4) while San Antonio ranks 28th (11.6).
  • Washington ranks seventh in steals per game (8.4) while San Antonio ranks 28th (6.1).
  • Washington is 10-0 when they allow below 100 points, while San Antonio is 14-3.
  • In games where they score over 100 points, the Wizards are 30-40 and the Spurs are 44-22.
  • San Antonio is 17-20-2 ATS on the road, while Washington is 22-15-1 ATS at home.
  • The total has gone over in 24 of the Spurs’ 39 road games, while 24 of the Wizards’ 38 home games have gone over.

Bettings Trends:

  • The Wizards are 3-2 ATS over their last five games, while the Spurs are 0-5.
  • In their last five games, Washington has 3 overs and 2 unders, while San Antonio has 3 unders and 2 overs.
  • During their last five games, the Wizards have scored an average of 112.6 points per game (1.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 115.6 points per game (1.2 below their season average).
  • The Spurs have been outscored by an average of 6.4 points in their last five games. For the season, San Antonio has defeated opponents by an average of 1.1 points.