Don’t miss out on the NBA showdown between the Wizards and Warriors. The game is starting at 10:00 ET on ESPN, and it’s hosted by the Warriors at Chase Center in San Francisco, CA. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Warriors as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 248 points.

WASHINGTON WIZARDS VS GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Washington Wizards +12.5

This game will be played at Chase Center at 10:00 ET on Friday, December 22nd.

WHY BET THE WASHINGTON WIZARDS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 114-109 in favor of the Wizards.
  • Our projections have Kyle Kuzma finishing with Kyle Kuzma points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Wizards finishing with a field goal percentage of 52.4% and knocking down 12 threes.

Are the Wizards Ready for a Win at San Francisco?

Heading into today’s game, the Wizards are 5-22 overall and will have to bring their A-game if they want to come away with a win, as they are 12.5-point underdogs. In Eastern Conference games, the Wizards are 3-18 and are 2-4 in non-conference games across 27 games.

So far, Washington is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 13-14. On the road, the Wizards have an ATS record of 11-6 compared to a 2-8 record vs. the spread at home.

The Wizards offense is coming off a game in which they scored 118 points vs. the Trail Blazers. Overall their field goal percentage was 50% while connecting on 12 threes. In terms of offense, the Wizards have a season-long field goal percentage of 48%, putting them 8th in the NBA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 20th in percentage and 18th in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Wizards’ defense holds the 30 rank in the NBA, allowing 126.5 points per game.

The Washington defense has allowed opponents to shoot 36.9% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 50.2% of their field goal attempts vs. Washington.

Will Golden State Win at Home?

With a 13-14 record, the Warriors are below .500 as they look to defeat the Wizards. In the Western Conference, they are currently 11th and are 5th in the Pacific division.

Golden State currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 11-15 at this point. Golden State has gone 4-11 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 7-4 when playing as underdogs.

Golden State’s offense had a good outing, putting up 132 points against the Celtics. They achieved a 45.9% field goal percentage and went 12/14 from the free-throw line. The top scorer for the Warriors was Stephen Curry with 33 points, while Klay Thompson also chipped in with 24 points.

Coming into today’s game, the Warriors’ defense is giving up an average of 116.0 points per contest.

So far this season, the Warriors’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 5th in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 25.4 times per game vs. Golden State.