Take Washington ' Sacramento UNDER (#701-702)
Wizards head coach Scott Brooks was not happy with his team's collective defense through the opening stretch of the season and he wasn't shy about letting his team know about his displeasure. And this veteran squad has responded to Brooks tutelage. Three of their last four opponents have failed to reach the century mark and they've cashed four consecutive Under bets. That's a streak primed to continue on Monday Night.
John Wall, following the Wizards shutdown defensive effort last Thursday: 'We took on the challenge of trying to guard our man one on one. When guys were getting beat back door, someone was there to help. We just took care of each other's back, no matter what.' Bradley Beal, following their lone defensively weak game during this span, allowing 133 to the Mavericks: 'It starts with me and John. We've got to come out better and be better leaders on the team. The rest will follow.'
Sacramento ranks #29 in the NBA in offensive efficiency, a VERY limited team on that end of the court. They play at the #28 pace in the league ' typical Dave Joeger basketball, not looking to push the pace against anybody. Sacto has been held under 100 points six times in their last seven games, and they managed just 83 points on 39% shooting against the Wizards less than three weeks ago, a game that stayed Under 208.5. Expect another Under cash tonight! Take the Under