Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Washington Wizards – Game #47

The San Antonio Spurs have a great opportunity to notch their first three-game winning streak of the season tonight when they host the Washington Wizards. The Spurs are coming off of victories over the Portland Trail Blazers and Minnesota Timberwolves and come into the game versus the Wizards with a record of 10-36.

At 8-37, Washington is just one of two teams with a record worse than the Spurs (the other is the Detroit Pistons at 6-40). The Wizards have lost six of their last seven games. However, they won their latest game, a 118-104 victory over the Pistons. On the season, Kyle Kuzma and Jordan Poole lead the Wizards in scoring at 22.0 and 16.5 points per game, respectively.

These two teams played each other just nine days ago in Washington DC. In that game, the Spurs came away with a 131-127 victory on the road. Victor Wembanyama led the way with 24 points, eight rebounds, four assists and six blocked shots.

San Antonio Spurs Injury Update

Zach Collins, who missed last game due to ankle soreness, is questionable again tonight against the Wizards. Collins struggled after returning from an ankle injury so apparently the Spurs are being careful with him.

Dominick Barlow played in place of Collins in the rotation in the impressive win over the Timberwolves. In that game, Barlow played well, tallying nine points, four rebounds, one assist and one block in 18 minutes. He was one of many players who performed well for the Spurs in what has to be considered the team’s best win of the season (see the Grades).

San Antonio Spurs Starting Lineup

With the Spurs riding a two-game winning streak, head coach Gregg Popovich will surely keep the same starting five that has been working so well. That starting lineup has Tre Jones at point guard, Devin Vassell at shooting guard, Julian Champagnie at small forward, Jeremy Sochan at power forward and Victor Wembanyama at center.

Spurs vs. Wizards – Betting Guide

The Spurs are favored by four points and the over/under is 241.5 points. The smart money tonight is on the Spurs. This is a squad desperate to stay on the winning track that is in the middle of a seven-game home stand. Expect San Antonio to give the Wizards their best shot tonight in the Frost Bank Center.  Yes, Washington is coming off of a win … but that win was over the lowly Pistons.