The Washington Wizards are on the second of a back-to-back set after losing to the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night. The Utah Jazz are coming off a win over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday. Utah hasn’t been as dominant recently, going 3-4 in their past seven games. The Wizards are looking to shake off a five-game losing streak. Let’s go over the lines and make a few picks.
Pick ATS: Wizards +11
This is me risking it for the biscuit and going a little off the wall. Like I mentioned, the Jazz have lost four of the past seven games and won’t have Mike Conley (injury management) tonight. So as long as the Wizards don’t rule out Russell Westbrook (which could happen), then I think Washington can hang in this game and be competitive. The Jazz haven’t been as tight on defense and don’t have a dominant post scorer. Westbrook and Beal have played well despite the team struggling overall. This is sort of a must-win for Washington if it wants to stay in the playoff chase. I’ll take the points and the desperate Wizards.
Player Prop: Joe Ingles O22.5 Pts + Rebs + Asts (-117)
With Conley on the shelf, the Jazz should starting Jingling Joe Ingles in the backcourt with Donovan Mitchell. If that’s the case, Ingles has a good chance of clearing this number. When Ingles starts, he averages 16.4 points, 5.4 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game (9 starts this season). That would clear the 22.5 mark by 3.1 total. This is a great matchup against a team that plays up in pace and doesn’t play much defense. I also like Ingles O5.5 assists at +100.
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