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Washington vs. San Antonio,
12/02/2016 20:30 EDT,
Score: 105 - 107
Point Spread: -9½/-110 San Antonio
8* San Antonio (8:35 ET): Greg Popovich may be ornery, but if he were to state that his team is no better than third right now in the Western Conference, he would not be incorrect. But as much as the early returns on the Spurs' 2016-17 campaign have been a little disappointing (at least compared to those of the Warriors and Clippers), this remains one of the best teams in the league. Sure, they dumped a game to Orlando (here at home!) earlier in the week and then followed that up by barely beating a terrible Dallas team on the road. But the ornery Popovich, I believe, will have his team ready to go tonight against Washington, a team in far worse shape right now than San Antonio. Lay the points.
If you want to talk disappointments, how about the Wizards? Scott Brooks inherited what most believed was a pretty talented roster, led by John Wall and Bradley Beal, but the Wiz are going nowhere fast. Currently, they are 6-11 SU after "giving one away" at Oklahoma City Wednesday night. That was an overtime game and I see the loss being difficult to get over. They are now 1-5 ATS as an underdog and just 1-6 SU on the road. They've not fared well against teams w/ winning records either and their last three wins came against Sacramento, Orlando and Phoenix. A big problem is they are giving up 105.7 PPG and that number goes even higher on the road. This despite playing at a much slower place compared to last year.
Washington has not won in San Antonio since 1999 and I wouldn't look for that streak to come to a halt anytime soon. Keep in mind that these teams have already met once this year and the Spurs won comfortably in D.C., 112-100 as 5.5-pt favorites. Using that line as a baseline for tonight's pointspread, you would then figure San Antonio would be asked to lay double digits. I wouldn't be surprised if the number got there as I don't think bettors will put much stock into the fact this team has already lost four times at home. I also put little to no stock in that as te Spurs are simply the way better team here. 8* San Antonio