Golden State Vs Washington Free Pick

Posted by Aaron . on February 3, 2016 in

This Wednesday, the Golden State Warriors head to the nation’s capital to take on the Washington Wizards, with an 8:00pm Eastern time tipoff. The Warriors (44-4) remain atop the Western Conference after a recent stretch in which they thrashed some of their closest rivals, including the Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs, by more than 30 points each. The Wizards are out of the playoffs in the East as of this writing, with a record of 21-25. Remember to check more betting odds for NBA at our online sportsbook.

Warriors Vs Wizards TV Info and NBA Betting Lines

When: Wednesday, February 3, 8 PM EST
Where: Verizon Center, Washington DC
TV: ESPN
Radio: KNBR
TV Stream: WatchESPN
Opening NBA Lines: Warriors at -11.

Why Should You Bet on the Warriors?

Do you need a reason, other than that the Warriors have won 23 more games than the Wizards at this point in the season? At this rate, the Wizards will be lucky to win 38, while the Warriors could double that if they get on the sort of hot streak that they started the season with. One particularly ominous statistic: there is no Warrior in the top 25 in minutes per game, despite the fact that they have that 44-4 tally so far. So it’s not like Stephen Curry, Thompson or any of the other starters are going to wear down, because they’re getting the rest they need without the team having to resort to such shenanigans as resting their starting lineup on a particular night, just to get the load off that legs. That might work for San Antonio (and, to a limited degree, for Dallas), but the Warriors won’t have to, because their players aren’t getting that much of a burden.

Should You Put Your Money on the Wizards?

Well, take a look at the line. Are the Warriors favored by more than a dozen? Then you might think about it. After all, the Warriors appear to be saving their biggest routs for the teams closest to them in the standings. When they played Philadelphia last weekend, they almost lost — they needed a dagger three-point shot at the buzzer to put the game away. So even the mighty Warriors are subject to the trap game — of course, that experience over the weekend could increase their focus as they head to an Eastern Conference foe that is playing subpar ball, and they might deliver a focused victory.

The Wizards are coming off a 114-98 loss in Oklahoma City on Monday night. Russell Westbrook put up a triple-double (17 points, 13 boards, 11 assists), whipping his counterpart, Wizards point guard John Wall. Kevin Durant put 28 points on the board, and Serge Ibaka contributed 19 points and 10 boards. For the Wizards, Wall did have 17 points with eight assists, and Bradley Beal scored 18 off the bench. Even so, the Wizards have lost four of their last five. The worst stat was the 53-27 advantage that the Thunder enjoyed on the boards.

Expert Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Wizards will be without their head coach, Randy Wittman, who left the team to attend a family funeral. This is not a team that will mount much opposition to the Warriors. I’m expecting Golden State to roll, 111-95.