NBA FREE PICK: Washington Wizards +1.5

NBA FREE PICK: Washington Wizards +1.5

Detroit vs. Washington, 03/26/2012 19:00 EDT, Score: 79 - 77

Point Spread: +1½/-102 Washington

Sportsbook: 5Dimes

Result: Loss

NBA FREE PICK: Washington Wizards +1.5

This is a great spot to jump on the Wizards. Washington comes in on a three-game losing streak, but they have competed at a high level in each of those games. They have lost their last two home games by a combined 4-points, against a couple of solid teams in Atlanta and Indiana.

This is the Wizards third game in the last three days, which is a big reason why Washington is getting points. However, that won't keep me from laying a small bet here. Detroit has lost five in a row, and each of their last two have been decided by 15-plus. Detroit is also in the middle of a tough stretch. This is the Pistons third road game in the last six days.

The Wizards have already proven they have what it takes to beat Detroit. Washington crushed the Pistons 98-77 in Detroit back on Feb. 12. Since that game the Wizards have acquired Nene in a trade, which in my opinion has made them a much better team.

Washington is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a S.U. loss and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a home underdog. BET THE WIZARDS!

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