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Golden State Looks for Eighth Straight Win

NBA action on Wednesday will head to the nation’s capital in an inter-conference showdown when the Washington Wizards host the Golden State Warriors. The current line has Golden State favored by 10 points with the over/under point total sitting on 224.5.

Heading into this game, Golden State has an overall record of 44-4 straight up and 29-18 against the spread. On the road, the Warriors are 22-4 SU and 17-8 ATS.

Washington has an overall record of 21-25 SU and 23-23 ATS. At home, the Wizards are 10-15 SU and 11-14 ATS.

Golden State has won seven straight games and was led on Sunday night by the triple double of forward Draymond Green who scored 20 points, pulled down 10 rebounds and handed out 10 assists in a 116-95 rout of the New York Knicks.

Washington has been struggling of late as they play through a difficult part of their schedule. The Wizards lost on the road Monday to Oklahoma City and now face the top team in the league Wednesday. The loss on Monday was the sixth in the past eight games for the Wizards.

Stephen Curry, the reigning MVP has not shot well of late and is averaging just 16.7 point per games over his past three games played.

However, backcourt mate Klay Thompson has picked up the slack averaging 37 points over the same span hitting 42 of his 64 shots.

Washington has given up an average of over 115 points during its past five games. Four of the five games resulted in losses. The Wizards were outrebounded by the Thunder on Monday 52-27.

Washington is No. 14 in the Eastern Conference in points allowed at over 105 per game ahead of just the Philadelphia 76ers.

Golden State won both games last season between the two and has won 8 of the past 9 against the Wizards.

Randy Whittman the head coach for Washington is expected to miss a second consecutive game due to personal reasons.

The OVER has cashed in each of the past 4 games between the two teams played in Washington.

Golden State has covered the number in 4 of its past 5 games versus Washington and in 4 of its past 5 games played in Washington.

The favorite has covered the number in 4 of the past 5 games between the two teams.

Prediction: Golden State has played the best basketball of any team in the NBA and is on track to set a new NBA record for regular season wins. However, playing on the road will not help especially against another up-tempo team like the Wizards. Nevertheless, I like the Warriors

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