NBA Picks: Washington Wizards vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

Jeff GrantContributor IMarch 27, 2013

NBA Picks: Washington Wizards vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

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    The Washington Wizards are 22-7 against the spread versus Western Conference opponents this year, which is important to consider when making your NBA picks on Wednesday night as they prepare to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

    Sports bettors will find that the Wizards are 14-point road underdogs in the pro basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 198.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this non-conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

Washington Wizards

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    The Washington Wizards have won seven of their last 10 games, including a 107-94 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies as five-point home underdogs on Monday night.

    Sports bettors will find that the Wizards are 35-18-1 against the spread as underdogs during the 2012-13 NBA season. 

Oklahoma City Thunder

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    The Oklahoma City Thunder have won eight of their last nine home games, with those victories coming by an average of 22.0 points per game.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Thunder are 11-6 against the spread as home favorites of 12.5 or more points, with the UNDER going 10-7 in that situation. 

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Washington Wizards as one of their NBA picks against the spread, as I established the Oklahoma City Thunder as 13.5-point home favorites. 

    NBA Pick: Washington Wizards +14

     

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