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Wizards vs Warriors Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Curry Out Again for Golden State

The Washington Wizards, coming off an impressive shooting night, will face the Golden State Warriors on Monday. It has been three games since Warriors superstar Stephen Curry went down with a leg injury and the impact has resulted in back-to-back tough losses.

In the Wizards’ last game, they shot over 70% from the field in the first half, beating the Indiana Pacers 127-113. The Warriors lost their previous game to the Los Angeles Lakers 109-103, missing the offensive ability to turn the game.

Wizards vs Warriors Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks
Wizards vs Warriors Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Let’s check the latest NBA news, stats, injury report and NBA lines for the Wizards vs Warriors. We’ve got plenty of NBA picks for you to consider.

Wizards: Beal’s Health is Everything

The Wizards, at the moment, are a very top-heavy team. They have three players, Bradley Beal, Kyle Kuzma and Kristaps Porziņģis, averaging over 20 points per game. The issue has been health for those players, especially since Beal only played 33 of 55 games. In the games he has missed, the Wizards are 8-14.

Beal returned to the court 11 games ago after playing just one out of nine. Since then, the Wizards have gone 8-3, including two losses when Beal was sitting. During this stretch, he isn’t averaging amazing stats: 21.6 points and 5.4 assists. The team’s struggles show the lack of depth in the rest of the roster, with only one other player averaging over 10 points.

However, during this 11-game run, the Wizards have looked like one of the best teams. They have the second-highest offensive rating through that time and the third-best net rating. On top of that, it seems like Beal is the most significant factor in the success. Porziņģis missed three games, which were wins. Kuzma has been out the last three games, with the Wizards going 2-1.

Warriors Strong at Home

Playing in the Chase Center has been crucial for the Warriors’ somewhat successful season. They have gone 21-7 at home, compared to 7-21 on the road. Now with Curry out for an extended amount of time, six of the Warriors’ next eight games will be at home. The two road games will be against the Los Angeles teams, so they won’t have to leave the state for some time.

Everything seems to click into place when the Warriors are home. On the season, they have a middle-of-the-pack defensive rating, but at home they have the third-best. The defense has been a bigger factor than the offense at home, leading the team to the sixth-best winning percentage.

With Curry out, it also helps to have Jordan Poole, who has been moved to the starting lineup and is finding consistent success. His points per game coming off the bench is 14.7, and it jumps to 25.3 when he starts. Also, despite Klay Thompson’s overall struggles, when Curry is out, Poole has stepped up and is averaging 26.5 points.

Curry’s absence is felt the most in close games, like the Warriors‘ three-point loss to the Portland Trail Blazers and getting beat by the Lakers at home.

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Wizards vs Warriors Head-to-Head

The Warriors won the first game against the Wizards 127-118 this season. It was one of the few road wins for the Warriors, and Curry had 41 points to get it done. Poole also helped, scoring 32 points and hitting seven threes.

Wizards vs Warriors Game Information

  • Game: Wizards (26-29) vs Warriors (28-28)
  • Location: Chase Center, San Francisco
  • Day/Time: Monday, Feb. 13, 10:00 p.m. EST
  • Wizards vs Warriors Live stream: NBA Game Pass

Wizards vs Warriors Betting Lines

Wizards vs Warriors Picks and Prediction

Being the home team gives the Warriors a big advantage even without Curry. Everything seems just to be smoother, and it helps that the Warriors can move Poole into the starting lineup and remain confident.

The Wizards are picking up momentum, but with Kuzma out, it might be hard to beat the Warriors. Beal in the lineup should make the game close, but with the spread of just three points, the Warriors should cover.

The Golden State Warriors are listed at -155 in our Vegas NBA lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Warriors, you have a chance to win $65. The Washington Wizards is +135, offering a chance to win $135 on a $100 wager.

The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Golden State Warriors a 60.78% chance to win, with the Washington Wizards at 42.55%.

The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.

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