Warriors vs Wizards Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Monday, January 16, 2023

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The Golden State Warriors (21-22) visit the Washington Wizards (18-25), with the matchup tipping off at 3:00 PM ET from Capital One Arena on Monday, January 16, 2023. The Warriors are 3.5-point favorites in the game. The matchup’s point total is set at 235.5.

How to bet Warriors vs. Wizards

Golden State Warriors vs. Washington Wizards Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Warriors as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Warriors have -149 odds to pick up the win, while the Wizards are listed at +127 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 235.5 points.

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Warriors vs. Wizards Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Monday, January 16, 2023
  • Game Time: 3:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBC
  • Location: Washington D.C.
  • Arena: Capital One Arena

Warriors vs. Wizards Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Warriors are 19-23-1 this season. Golden State has been chosen as the favorite in 28 games this year and has walked away with the win 16 times (57.1%) in those games. Warriors games this year have gone over the total in 25 out of 43 opportunities (58.1%).

Against the spread, the Wizards are 18-24-1 this season. Washington has won 10 of the 28 games it was the underdog on the moneyline this season (35.7%). Wizards games this season have eclipsed the over/under 21 times in 43 opportunities (48.8%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Warriors

Warriors Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Stephen Curry 29 28.9 6.4 6.4 1 0.4 4.9
Klay Thompson 34 20.9 3.9 2.5 0.6 0.4 4.1
Jordan Poole 43 20.7 2.5 4.5 0.7 0.2 2.5
Andrew Wiggins 26 18 5 2.2 1.4 0.8 2.8
Donte DiVincenzo 33 7.8 4.7 3.1 1.3 0.1 1.8

Wizards

Wizards Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Bradley Beal 24 22.9 3.5 5.2 1 0.6 1.5
Kristaps Porzingis 38 21.9 8.9 2.3 1 1.5 1.8
Kyle Kuzma 42 21.7 7.4 3.9 0.5 0.4 2.5
Rui Hachimura 27 12.7 4.5 1.2 0.4 0.4 0.9
Monte Morris 37 10.1 3.3 5.3 0.7 0.2 1.2
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Warriors: Andre Iguodala: Out (Hip), Jonathan Kuminga: Out (Foot), James Wiseman: Out (Ankle), JaMychal Green: Out (Illness)

Wizards: Bradley Beal: Questionable (Hamstring)

What you need to know about the Golden State Warriors

Because of Golden State’s defensive struggles this year, ranking fourth-worst in the NBA with 117.9 points allowed per game, it has had to rely on its offense, which ranks fourth-best in the league tallying 117.3 points per game. Offensively the Warriors have played better at home this year, posting 119.2 points per game, compared to 115.4 per game in road games. The Warriors have been scoring 120.1 points per game in their last 10 appearances, an average that’s a little higher than the 117.3 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign.

In terms of three-point shooting, it’s been a dominant stretch for Golden State, who is making 16.3 threes per game (best in NBA) and shooting 37.3% from beyond the arc (fifth-best). In terms of shot breakdown, the Warriors have taken 51.5% two-pointers (accounting for 61.7% of the team’s baskets) and 48.5% from beyond the arc (38.3%).

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What you need to know about the Washington Wizards

With 111.7 points scored per game and 113.1 points allowed, Washington is 25th in the NBA on offense and 14th on defense. In 2022-23 the Wizards are scoring 0.2 more points per game at home (111.8) than on the road (111.6). The Wizards have performed better offensively over their past 10 games, compiling 114.8 points per contest, 3.1 more than their season average of 111.7.

Washington is 25th in the NBA in 3-pointers made (10.8 per game) and 22nd in 3-point percentage (34.3%). The Wizards take 63.8% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 36.2% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 74.1% of the Wizards’ buckets are 2-pointers, and 25.9% are 3-pointers.

Our pick to win this matchup is the Wizards, and we expect that Wizards will cover the spread (Warriors -3.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 235.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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