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#541 Washington Wizards 231.5 vs.
#542 Utah Jazz -10.5
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 9:05pm EST
Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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Washington Wizards vs Utah Jazz

Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, UT

When: Friday, February 28, 9:00 PM. ET.

The Utah Jazz will be trying to snap their four-game losing streak when they take on the Washington Wizards on Friday night.

Wizards Going for Second Consecutive Win

The Wizards were able to snap their three-game losing streak with a win over Brooklyn on Wednesday night. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Jazz, which will give them their second win in a row and fourth win in their last seven games. They covered the spread in their last two games as underdogs and will be going for their third consecutive win against the spread as underdogs on Friday night.

Washington has done a good job offensively, averaging 115.8 points per game. The team is shooting 46 percent from the field and 36 percent from three-point range. They finished with 110 points in their last game and will need to do a better job offensively if they want to get the win.

Bradley Beal had another big game for the Wizards and led the way with 30 points, five rebounds, and five assists. Rui Hachimura finished with 17 points and four rebounds, while Davis Bertans added 14 points and three rebounds for the Wizards.

Washington is the worst defensive team in the league, giving up 120.1 points per game. They gave up 106 points in their last game and will need to keep playing well defensively if they want to get past the Nets.

Jazz Going For Ninth Consecutive Win Over Wizards

The Jazz have struggled at home over the last week, losing their last four games. Despite their recent struggles, they will go into this game with a lot of confidence because they have dominated the Wizards in recent years, winning the last eight games between the two teams. They lost their last four games as favorites against the spread and will try to snap their losing streak with a win over the Wizards.

If the Jazz want to pick up the win, they will have to do a better job on the defensive end than they have in their last four games. Utah is giving up 106 points per game at home, but the team hasn’t played as well during their losing streak, giving up 119.5 points per game. With the Wizards averaging 115.8 points per game, the Jazz will have their hands full but have to play better than they did in their last four games to get the win.

Utah has played well offensively, averaging 111.1 points per game. The team is shooting 47 percent from the field and 38 percent from three-point range. They finished with 103 points in their last game and will need a better performance if they want to beat the Wizards.

Donovan Mitchell led the way for the Jazz with 37 points, five rebounds, and five assists. Mike Conley finished with 15 points and four rebounds, while Royce O'Neale added 14 points and four rebounds for the Jazz.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The Wizards are one of the worst defensive teams in the league, giving up 120.1 points per game. They are giving up 123.5 points per game on the road and will have a hard time slowing down the Jazz, who are averaging 111.1 points per game. The Jazz have played well defensively, giving up 107.9 points per game. They are holding opponents to 106 points per game at home and will frustrate the Wizards, who are averaging 115.8 points per game. Utah is also the better rebounding team, averaging 45.5 rebounds per game to Washington’s 42.3 rebounds per game, which will give them more second-chance scoring opportunities. With the Jazz winning the last eight games between the two teams, Utah is the best bet.

Prediction: Utah Jazz

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Jazz are usually a good defensive team and are giving up 106 points per game at home. However, they haven’t played well in their last four games, giving up 119.5 points per game and will not be able to keep the Wizards under their season average of 115.8 points per game. The Wizards haven’t played well defensively, especially on the road where they are giving up 123.5 points per game. They are giving up 120.5 points per game in their last four games and won’t be able to keep the Jazz from hitting their season average of 111.1 points per game, which will push the score over the total. The Jazz and Wizards have played over the total in three of their last four meetings.

Prediction: Over

Half-Time Side Pick

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The Jazz will cover the first-half spread in this game because they have outplayed the Wizards in the first half of their last three games, averaging 58 points per game while the Wizards average 57 points per game.

Prediction: Utah Jazz

Half-Time Total Bet

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The Jazz and Wizards are averaging 115 combined points per game the first half of their last three games and will go over the first half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Over
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.