*10* NBA Game of the Week (Power Sports) ~ *RED HOT* 31-16-1 NBA RUN!
Minnesota vs. Washington,
03/03/2019 18:00 EDT,
Score: 121 - 135
Point Spread: -1½/-101 Washington
10* Washington (6:05 ET): The Wizards simply could not find any offensive rhythm Friday night vs. Boston as they shot just 40% from the field and lost 107-96. That was just fine by me as I was holding an Under ticket. But for the Wiz themselves, the loss dropped them four games off the playoff pace in what has been quite the disappointing season. Tonight, they're back home and that's ultimately the key here as neither they or their Sunday opponent (Minnesota) is a very good road team. The T'wolves have lost two in a row on the road and I played against them both times. Let's make that three. Lay the short number.
Washington has just one win in its last six games. Ironically, it was on the road against Brooklyn. But note they've gotten only one of those last six games at home. It was against Indiana and they were in the second night of a back to back. Tonight, they're rested and home, the first time in this situation since a Feb 8 win and cover against Cleveland. The Wiz are a respectable 16-12 SU at home this season (16-11-1 ATS). While far from the most dominant home court edge in the league, it's still a far cry from their somewhat heinous 8-25 SU (9-23-1 ATS) road record.
Speaking of heinous road records, Minnesota is now just 9-23 SU away from the Twin Cities after losses to Atlanta and Indiana earlier this week. They won just one road game in February and it was against woeful Knicks. They've given up at least 122 pts in each of their last five road losses and are just 4-17 SU when priced as the road underdog this season. Both teams badly need this game, but Washington is the lucky one to get it at home. They are 14-7 SU at the Verizon Center since 11.20 and 4th in league in PPG at home w/ 117.0. They are +2.8 pts per 100 possessions here while Minnesota is -4.5 points per 100 possessions on the road. 10* Washington