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Beal Out for Wizards Restart: Line Moves 2 Points

Written by:
Don Shapiro
Published on:
Jul/07/2020

The Washington Wizards, which owns the worst record of the 22 teams playing at the Walt Disney World resort, will resume its season without three of its best players.  The Wizards were at +6.5 underdog versus Phoenix as of early Tuesday afternoon.


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Star point guard John Wall is out for the season with an Achilles injury, and second-leading scorer Davis Bertans opted out of returning to play.

It was revealed on Tuesday that star guard Bradley Beal will not play in the NBA's restart because of a right rotator cuff injury.

"Bradley did everything possible to be ready to play, but after closely monitoring his individual workouts we came to the conclusion that it was best for him to sit out the upcoming games in Orlando and avoid the risk of further injury," Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard said in a statement. "Although he was able to play through the majority of the season with the injury, the layoff from March until now did not leave any of us feeling comfortable that he would have enough time to be ready to perform at the extremely high level we are all accustomed to seeing and agreed that not participating in the games in Orlando was the right decision."

The Wizards will face Phoenix on July 31.  The line on this game has moved from Suns -4.5 to -6.5 or two full points on the news.  The line had opened at Suns -3.5. 

- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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