Warriors-Wizards: Who’ll Win This Sportsbook Battle?
Posted by: Mike Davis
The Golden State Warriors came into this year’s online NBA betting season as favorites to win the NBA title and so far haven’t backed down from living up to their stellar reputation. Although they’re not on track to match last season’s record-setting season, the Warriors have still stunned sportsbook fans all season long by not conceding back-to-back losses. The playoffs are still several weeks away but there’s no doubt that Golden State will be a shoo-in for this year’s postseason. Once there, the Warriors are likely to keep steamrolling through their competition.
Tuesday night, the Warriors will take the trip to the nation’s capital to face off against the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center. So far this season, Golden State has enjoyed a 24-6 record, which means that more than half of their losses have come on the road. On the other hand, the Wizards have enjoyed a pretty spectacular 24-8 home record, which makes it seem like Washington has a legitimate shot Tuesday evening. Let’s see if most basketball betting sites share that sentiment.
ONLINE NBA BETTING ODDS – REGULAR SEASON – Tuesday, February 28th
Washington Wizards +6 ½ (-110) 228 ½ (-110) +230
Golden State Warriors -6 ½ (-110) 228 ½ (-110) -270
The sportsbooks have spoken and frankly, they don’t feel like the Wizards have much of a shot against the Warriors. Washington, who currently leads the Southeast Division, enters this contest with a 34-23 record that ranks the Wizards 4th in the Eastern Conference, just 1 game above the advancing Atlanta Hawks. The Wizards come into this matchup riding a two-game losing streak that puts a smile on the face of Hawks’ fans. Washington missed out on the playoffs last season and will be looking to find their way into the postseason this time around. As things stand now, the Wizards have a very good chance of accomplishing that.
The Wizards will turn to leading point-scorer John Wall to lead them to an online NBA betting upset victory Tuesday night. Wall is currently averaging 22.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, and a whopping 10.7 assists per game. Second in points for the Wizards is Bradley Beal who is netting the team 22.6 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game.
The sportsbook favorites enter this contest flashing a 50-9 record that pegs the Warriors No. 1 in the Pacific Division as well as the Western Conference. Although they’ve suffered most of their losses on the road this season, Golden State is currently enjoying a 4-game win streak that includes their most recent road win against the Philadelphia 76ers. With a 5-game lead over No. 2 San Antonio, it’s more than probable that the Warriors will end up winning the No. 1 seed in the West for the third straight year.
The Warriors will turn to their array of All-Stars to lead them in Tuesday night’s contest. Kevin Durant is currently putting up 25.8 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game. Second in points for the Warriors is Steph Curry who is draining 24.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per game for the Warriors.