Locally, Comcast SportsNet Baltimore and Fox Sports Southwest will provide the television coverage for when the San Antonio Spurs ( 23-15 SU, 17-20-1 ATS ) and Washington Wizards (25-12 SU, 16-20-1 ATS ) battle the NBA odds against one another on Tuesday, January 13th beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET. The Wizards will host the Spurs in this one from the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
Tim Duncan and Tony Parker Look to Lead San Antonio Spurs Over Washington Wizards Tuesday Night
Written by Steven Wisner of North Shore Sports, INC
Looking to rebound from a tough loss, the Washington Wizards will host the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday and BookMaker Sportsbook has you covered, giving you the information you need to help you beat the NBA odds.
The San Antonio Spurs have held the upper hand against for the Washington Wizards for years and have beaten the Wizards in each of their last ten head-to-head meetings, capturing the win against the NBA odds in nine of those ten games.
Most recently, the Spurs topped the Wizards 101-92 in San Antonio a little over a week ago. Washington will look for revenge as they get home court advantage this time around.
On January 3, the Spurs got a particularly impressive performance out of guard Cory Joseph as he notched a team-high 19 points as Tim Duncan was only able to get four points and San Antonio played without Tony Parker or Kawhi Leonard.
Parker is back now and will be in the line-up alongside Duncan on Tuesday. This will only be his fourth game since returning from injury, but Parker managed to score 12 points and record five assists against the Timberwolves on Saturday and with two days’ rest should be able to do even better on Tuesday.
Washington, meanwhile, will only have one day off before battling the Spurs against the NBA wagering odds. The Wizards do not have the same injury concerns as the Spurs, but they are coming off a disappointing 120-89 defeat at the hands of the Atlanta Hawks.
Washington had no answers for Atlanta on Sunday as eight different Hawk players recorded at least 10 points as the team was particularly effective behind the arc shooting 51.6% while sinking 16 threes compared to just five for the Wizards, beating Washington at their own game. After all, on the year, the Wizards are leading the NBA with a 39.2% mark from three point range.
Despite the poor showing in Atlanta, the Wizards are still a defense first team on the year, ranking in the top five in fewest PPG allowed with just 97.6. Offensively, however, they can produce as well, leaning on guard John Wall ( 17.1 PPG and 10.3 APG ) to lead the way.
NBA Prediction – At first glance, it would seem the Spurs have the edge, having beaten the Wizards once this year and having the extra day off, but the trends and stats just do not bear that out as the Wizards are 15-5 SU and 12-8 ATS on one days’ rest while the Spurs are just 3-4 SU and 2-4-1 ATS when given an extra day. In addition, the Wizards are playing with a full roster while the Spurs are without Leonard and Manu Ginobili. Ginobili is a big loss, but not nearly as big as Leonard considering the Spurs are just 7-10-1 against the NBA odds when he is not in the line-up. Add in the Spurs’ 1-6 ATS mark in their last seven following an ATS win and the Wizards’ 7-5 ATS in their last 12 home games, and I am going with the Wizards over the Spurs.
Take the Wizards at Home Over the Spurs