Golden State Warriors vs. Washington Wizards NBA Game Betting Odds & Preview – 2/28/18
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The Golden State Warriors aren’t leading the Western Conference, but they’re not far behind. Right now, the Houston Rockets own a ½ game lead over the Warriors. A ½ game lead that could be usurped in tonight’s Golden State Warriors vs. Washington Wizards matchup. Let’s take a look at what kind of turnout the evening’s NBA game betting odds are predicting for tonight’s’ matchup.
Golden State Warriors vs. Washington Wizards – Wed., Feb. 28th
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
Stream: Watch ESPN
NBA Games Betting Odds:
Golden State Warriors
Led by Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, and Draymond Green, the Warriors come into tonight’s matchup looking to extend their current 3-game win streak. Additionally, the Warriors will be looking to improve upon their 47-14 record. That record presently ranks the Warriors as the best team in the Pacific Division but the 2nd best in the Conference. But as aforementioned, the Rockets’ ½ game lead over the Warriors could be usurped this evening. Granted, the Warriors will need James Harden & Co. to suffer a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers later tonight. Clearly, online sportsbooks believe the Warriors will get the job done on the road this evening. What should NBA bettors believe?
Considering the Warriors already beat Washington once this year, it’s looking Golden State is the better betting option. Nevertheless, that early-season victory came on home court for the Warriors. The final score was 120-117 Golden State, so maybe Washington might be able to deliver different results on their home court. All things considered, taking a chance on the Wizards doesn’t seem like a terrible idea. Not with those NBA Games Betting odds.
To overcome the Warriors, the Wizards will need both Bradley Beal and John Wall to have a terrific night. Considering that Beal is coming off a 21-point performance to lead the Wizards to a 107-104 victory over the Bucks, it’s clear he has the makings to get it done. However, Golden State isn’t considered the top-dog in the league for no reason. The Warriors might not have the best defense in the NBA, but they’re unquestionably one of the hardest teams to outscore. Let’s take a look at both teams’ numbers to get a better idea of what we can expect this evening.
If Washington is to upset Golden State this evening, they’ll need to put their superior defense to work. At the current moment, Washington ranks 14th in the league in points allowed. For comparison, the Warriors rank 21st in the same category. That said, Golden State’s No. 1 scoring offense is near impossible to contain. Similarly, the Wizards rank 10th in the NBA in scoring, so they might have a hard time keeping up this evening.
Golden State Warriors vs. Washington Wizards Betting Predictions
Golden State Warriors vs. Washington Wizards Picks
There’s no question the odds are dead-set on this matchup’s outcome, but online sportsbook players shouldn’t share that sentiment. Simply put, both teams have been having success lately and there’s no guarantee the Warriors will come out on top on the road. After all, the Warriors just got done playing a road game in New York this past Monday. Nonetheless, players who feel confident in the Warriors’ chances this evening can find great value in tonight’s 8 team parlay odds.
Score Prediction: 112-108 Golden State. The Warriors extend their win streak on the road but fail to cover the 8 ½ point spread. Likewise, the TOTAL will be UNDER this evening.