Wizards vs Warriors: Curry, Warriors Favored to Down Westbrook, Wizards
Tonight’s Washington Wizards vs Golden State Warriors matchup is a must-win in every sense of the word for both teams. Both teams have taken far too many losses as of late and are battling to make the NBA postseason. The Wizards are four games behind the Chicago Bulls for the East’s final playoff spot, while the Warriors are still holding on to the West’s final playoff spot for now.
The Warriors are favored by a solid margin (as per today’s updated NBA odds), which might seem generous. However, the numbers actually line up in favor of the home team to win and cover tonight. But will they?
Washington Wizards (18-32) vs Golden State Warriors (24-27), NBATV, 10:00 pm ET
Road Win Welcomed for Wizards, But Odds Oppose a Repeat
The Wizards broke a seven-game road losing streak with Wednesday’s 131-116 win over the Orlando Magic. It was a big win, as it was only their fifth win in their last 19 games.
However, it was against a Magic squad that is 4-16 SU in their last 20 and is poor at home. So there isn’t much to read into the win. But it is good to head into tonight’s game after an excellent offensive performance. The Wizards shot a season-high 57.6 percent (49 of 85) overall and hit a season-high 19 threes against Orlando.
The Wizards are only 8-16 SU this season but have been a profitable spread pick, coming in at 13-11 ATS. That includes ATS wins in their last two road games.
Wins and Covers Go Hand-in-Hand for Warriors
The Wizards have not been good, but neither have the Warriors. They are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games, and they’re also 3-7 ATS in that stretch. However, last time out, they edged the Giannis-less Milwaukee Bucks 122-121 on Tuesday.
Our consensus NBA picks strongly back the Wizards to cover, but the trends favor the opposite outcome. The Warriors are 12-7 ATS as a favorite this season, and they are 8-3 ATS when favored by four or more points. Additionally, they are 8-3 ATS as a home favorite this season.
The Warriors do have the edge when it comes to picking up the W, and that bodes rather well for their spread bettors. Golden State is 22-2 ATS in wins this season. They failed to cover -3.5 in a 129-128 road win over the Chicago Bulls on December 27, and they didn’t cover -9 in a 111-105 home win over the Magic on February 11. Since then, they have covered ten straight times in wins.
Other Top NBA Games for April 9, 2021
This Wizards vs Warriors matchup is one of nine NBA games tonight. We have detailed betting stats, odds, picks, and more for each game (and for the NHL and MLB). Here’s a look at tonight’s other notable NBA games.
Memphis Grizzlies vs New York Knicks, NBATV, 7:30 pm ET: The Grizzlies (26-23 SU, 31-18 ATS) have won four straight games and are 15-8 SU and 14-9 ATS on the road this season. The Knicks (25-27 SU, 30-21-1 ATS) have lost five of their last six games.
Chicago Bulls vs Atlanta Hawks, 8:00 pm ET: The Bulls (22-28 SU, 21-28-1 ATS) have won three in a row to take hold of 10th in the East. The Hawks (27-25 SU, 27-24-1 ATS) are looking to rebound from a third-quarter implosion against the Grizzlies in Wednesday’s 18-point home loss.
Philadelphia 76ers vs New Orleans Pelicans, 8:00 pm ET: The Pelicans (22-29 SU, 23-28 ATS) have lost four of five without the injured Brandon Ingram. Ingram is questionable for tonight’s tilt against Joel Embiid and the Sixers (35-16 SU, 28-21-2 ATS).
Charlotte Hornets vs Milwaukee Bucks, 9:00 pm ET: The Hornets (26-24 SU, 28-21-1 ATS) are 6-3 SU since losing LaMelo Ball. They have since lost Gordon Hayward as well but continue to stay in the hunt for the #4 seed in the East. Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed as questionable tonight for the Bucks (32-19 SU, 22-29 ATS). The Bucks are on a back-to-back and are trying to avoid a third straight loss.
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