Wizards vs. Warriors Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 16 (Golden State Overcomes Lengthy Injury List)

Devon Platana
Washington Wizards vs Golden State Warriors prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
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Wizards vs. Warriors Game Info

  • Date: Monday, January 16, 2023
  • Time: 3:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Capital One Arena -- Washington D.C.
  • Coverage: NBCS-DC and NBCS-CA

The Golden State Warriors (21-22) hope to overcome several injuries when they face the reeling Washington Wizards (18-25) at 3 p.m. ET on Monday, Jan. 16.

Winning hasn't been easy for the Warriors, who lost 132-118 to the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, marking Golden State's fourth loss in its last five outings. Meanwhile, the Wizards have also gone 1-4 in their last five contests, most recently picking up a 112-108 loss to the New York Knicks on Friday.

Do the Warriors have what it takes to leave the nation's capital with a .500 record? Or will the Wizards find a way to add to Golden State's woes?

Wizards vs. Warriors Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: GSW: (-144) | WSH: (+122)
  • Spread: GSW: -2.5 (-110) | WSH: +2.5 (-110)
  • Total: 236 -- Over: (-112) | Under: (-108)

The Warriors enter this contest as slight road favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 3 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 236 points with the over being favored at -112 odds.

Warriors vs Wizards Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Warriors -3 - - 232.5 -110 -110 -154 130

Wizards vs. Warriors Betting Trends

  • The Warriors covered 41 times in 82 matchups with a spread last season.
  • As 3-point underdogs or greater, the Wizards went 17-23-1 against the spread last season.
  • Last season, the combined scoring went over the point total 34 times in Warriors games.
  • The Wizards had 45 of their 82 games go over the point total last season.

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Wizards vs. Warriors Prediction & Pick

There are already five Warriors players ruled out for tonight's game, including Klay Thompson (rest), Jonathan Kuminga (foot) and Andre Iguodala (hip). The good news for them is that the Wizards will likely be without leading scorer Bradley Beal, who has missed the last four games with a hamstring injury.

Without Beal, there isn't much of a reason to like Washington. After all, the Wizards are 4-10 in their last 14 games this season without the three-time NBA All-Star. At least the Warriors can still rely on Stephen Curry, who's averaged 32.4 points on .493/.436/.950 shooting in his last 10 games against the Wizards, finishing with at least 32 points in four of the last five meetings.

With the Wizards' offense also having disappeared lately, only averaging 107.5 points in their last four games, I expect the Warriors to get the job done in D.C.

Final Score Prediction: Warriors: 122 | Wizards: 117

Wizards vs. Warriors Best Bet

There's a good chance that this game could wind up being a high-scoring affair. On top of having the fourth-worst scoring defense in the NBA, the total has gone over in each of the Warriors' last 10 road games. Furthermore, the over is also 9-2 in their last 11 games against Eastern Conference foes.

If that isn't convincing enough, the total has also gone over in six of the Wizards' last nine home games, as well as in six of their last eight battles with the Warriors. Unless both sides suddenly discover defense, the over is the best option.

Bet: Over 236 Points (-112)


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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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