The NBA season is back tonight, and we go straight in early on this time with a pick in order to try and take advantage of some poor lines early on.
SA Spurs -4 to beat WAS Wizards @ 1.80 (Bet365) – 2.5 points
The San Antonio Spurs look good in the last few games especially after losing their opening game against Oklahoma City Thunder; they have beaten New York, Boston and Brooklyn. They now go to complete their east coast sweep taking on the Washington Wizards and will be looking to try and dominate that performance tonight.
The Spurs have shown in the last few games how Aldridge has integrated along with Duncan in the front court for Spurs playing High-Low game; switching on the 4 and 5 of the opposition to create mismatches on the speed for the pick and pop. The Spurs now also have Kawhi Leonard playing in all star form on the offensive end in addition to the great defence that he plays currently. The big 3 Duncan, Parker and Ginobili have a big role to fill in by integrating the new team that they are building; as well as contribute to the limited level as they have in order to deliver one more championship before they all retire.
The Wizards have a great 1-2 punch with Beal and Wall challenging Thompson/Curry and Buttler/Rose and DeRozan/Lowry for the best backcourts in the NBA today. The two of them average 45 points among them in the scoring department, and will want to replicate similar performances when they take on the ageless San Antonio Spurs. The Wizards have strength in depth with players like Nene, Gortat, Sessions, Dudley, Porter, Humprhies among players who can contribute to their performances; but the big 2 and occasionally Nene and Porter are the ones who only contribute to their scoring.
This game will be an exciting one with the quick guards being the strength of one team and the big men being the strength of the other team; and I expect this one to be a good encounter, but leaning towards the Spurs only due to their experience and solid defence keeping opponents to less than 90 points per game, while scoring close to 100 themselves.
NBA ACCA @ 4.50 (Bet365) – 1 point
SA Spurs to beat WAS Wizards
ATL Hawks to beat BKN Nets
HOU Rockets to beat ORL Magic
MIL Bucks to beat PHI 76ers
UTA Jazz to bet POR Trailblazers
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