Warriors at Wizards Prediction - NBA Picks 1/16/23

Washington Wizards (18-25) vs Golden State Warriors (21-21)

Game Info: Monday, January 16, 2023 at 3:00 pm (Capital One Arena)

Betting Odds: Washington Wizards +3.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Golden State Warriors invade the Capital One Arena to take on the Washington Wizards on Monday night.

The Golden State Warriors have been in a rut as they’ve lost four of their last five games overall and they will be hoping to bounce back in this one after getting run over by the Bulls in a 132-118 road loss last night. Klay Thompson drained eight 3-pointers to lead the team with 26 points, Stephen Curry added 20 points with 10 rebounds and four assists while Jordan Poole chipped in with 15 points off the bench. As a team, the Warriors shot 49 percent from the field and 21 of 51 from the 3-point line as they exploded for 42 points in the second quarter to overcome an early 15-point deficit, before they got completely destroyed by 73-56 in the second half.

Meanwhile, the Washington Wizards have been in a funk as they’ve lost four of their last five games overall and they will be hoping to bounce back here after falling just short to the Knicks in a 112-108 loss on Friday. Kyle Kuzma led the way with 40 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, Kristaps Porzingis added 21 points while Corey Kispert chipped in with 13 points. As a team, the Warriors shot just 38 percent from the field and 13 of 42 from the 3-point line as they went back and forth with the Knicks in a tightly-contested first half, but they went cold in the third quarter and fell behind by as many as 15 points which was too much to overcome in the end. Rui Hachimura had a rough night as he scored just nine points on four of 14 shooting while Jordan Goodwin scored just five points on two of 12 shooting.

Looking at the betting trends, the Warriors are 8-21 ATS in their last 29 road games and 10-25 ATS in their last 35 road games against a team with a winning home record. The Wizards are 14-36-1 ATS in their last 51 games playing on two days’ rest and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall.

Head to head, the over is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Washington, the Warriors are 1-5 ATS in the last six meetings in Washington and the Warriors are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings overall.

The Warriors are again missing Jonathan Kuminga and James Wiseman, while the Wizards are again missing Bradley Beal and Monte Morris. The Warriors will be eager to get back on the court to make amends for the mistakes they made in last night’s loss, but they’ve been a poor road team all season and they didn’t look good in their loss last night. The Wizards have been mired in their own slump, but they are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings overall and 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings in Washington. You couldn’t back either team with much confidence here, but the Warriors will surely come out with a better effort after last night, so I’ll back them to bounce back here.

Peter’s Pick Golden State -3.5

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