Russell Westbrook vs. Stephen Curry? What else do you want? That’s what we are going to get this Friday, as those two MVP point guards clash in this Washington Wizards-Golden State Warriors matchup in the Bay Area. Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Washington Wizards vs Golden State Warriors NBA Regular Season Game on April 9, 2021
Where: Chase Center, San Francisco, CA
When: Friday, April 9, 2021, 10:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: NBA TV
Betting on the Washington Wizards (odds)
Regular Season Record: 18-32
Russell Westbrook and the Wizards snapped a four-game losing skid on Wednesday, as they beat the Orlando magic on the road, 131-116. Westbrook played like he’s from another planet, recording a monster triple-double of 23 points, 15 assists, and 14 rebounds. Bradley Beal, meanwhile, had 26 points on 11-19 shooting from the field. Washington will always be heavily dependent on the tandem of Beal and Westbrook, and those two could wreak havoc again this Friday against the Warriors. For one, Golden State’s defense has allowed 117.2 points with opponents shooting 49.6 percent from the field over the Warriors’ last five games — eighth and third-worst in the NBA over that stretch. Beal and Westbrook should have their way against Stephen Curry’s defense, especially with the two-time NBA MVP not too far removed from recovering from a tailbone injury.
The Wizards are 2-0 against the spread in their last two road games.
Betting on the Golden State Warriors (odds)
Regular Season Record: 24-27
What injury? Curry exploded for 41 points on 14-21 shooting from the field and 5-10 from behind the arc to carry the Warriors past the Milwaukee Bucks in a 122-121 win on Tuesday. The win also ended the Warriors’ three-game losing skid and gave them the momentum it needs to combat Russell Westbrook and company. With Curry healthy, the Warriors’ offense has the potential to lay waste on Washington’s defense that is the worst in the NBA with 118.7 points allowed per game. On the season, Curry is putting up 29.7 points per game this season on 48.1 percent shooting from the field and 40.8 percent from long range. Washington hasn’t really figured out how to play team defense this season, which is great news for Golden State’s offense that likes to swing the ball and confuse opponents. Golden State is tops in the NBA with 27.3 assists per game and second with 0.669 assists per field goal made.
The Warriors are 2-0 against the spread in their last two home games.
The Warriors win, 124-119.
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