Wizards vs. Nets Betting Odds & Predictions 2/4/23
Washington Wizards (24-27 SU, 24-26-1 ATS) vs. Brooklyn Nets (31-20 SU, 25-25-1 ATS)
When: Saturday, February 4th, 6:00 PM (ET)
Where: Barclays Center, NY, Brooklyn
Point Spread: Wash +2/Bkn -2
Money Line: Washington Wizards +105/-126
- Anthony Gill (Out) Health Protocols
- T.J. Warren (Questionable) Shin
- Kevin Durant (Out) Knee
- Ben Simmons (Questionable) Knee
Heading into the game, Washington is 24-27 overall. When taking to the road, Washington has a mark of 12-16 and a win percentage of 43%. Currently, the team is 9th in the Eastern Conference. So far, they are 24-26-1 vs. the spread. When looking at how the team has performed of late straight and vs. the spread, they are 4-1 in their past five games and 4-1 ATS. Over their past ten games, they are 7-3 SU and 7-3 ATS.
In their last game, the Trail Blazers defeated Washington by a score of 124-116. Despite Bradley Beal scoring 34 points, the team was unable to come out on top. Going into the game, the Wizards were 4-point favorites.
Heading into the game, Brooklyn is 31-20 overall. When playing at home, Brooklyn has a mark of 15-8 and a win percentage of 65%. Currently, the team is 4th in the Eastern Conference. So far, they are 25-25-1 vs. the spread. In Brooklyn’s last five games, the Nets have a straight-up record of 2-3 while going 3-2 in those games. Going back to the last 10, they are 4-6 and 5-5 ATS.
Brooklyn most recently lost to the Celtics by a score of 139-96. The team high 20 points from Kyrie Irving was not enough to come home with the win. The Nets were 9-point favorites going into the game.
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Nets picked up the 128-86 win over the Wizards. Heading into the game, Brooklyn was the 3.0-point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. So far this season, the Nets have a record of 3-0 vs. the Wizards. Over the last five head-to-head meetings, the Nets have averaged 113 points per game compared to 104 for Washington. This has led to an ATS record of 4-1 for Brooklyn. The over-under record in these same games is 2-3, with the teams combining for an average of 217 points per game.
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This year, the Washington offense is not only near the NBA average in points at 113.1 points per game, but they are also playing at a pace similar to the league average. So far, the Wizards are ranked 19th in possessions per contest. Washington comes into the game ranked just 21st in 3-point attempts per game. So far, they have connected on 35.2% of their shots from deep, which places them 21st in the NBA. On defense, the Wizards allow an average of 112.0 points per game, placing them 16th in the league. So far, teams have shot 35.92% on their looks from outside vs. Washington. This figure places them 21st in 3-point shooting defense.
Going into today’s game, Kyle Kuzma is the leading scorer for the Washington team, with an average of 21.6 points per game. This season, his field goal percentage is 45.6%. The team’s second top scorer is Kristaps Porzingis, averaging 22.2 points per game.
This season, the Nets’ offense averages 114.2 points per game, which is 17th in the NBA. In terms of pace, Brooklyn has been playing at one of the slower tempo’s in the league, averaging just 97.9 possessions per game. Brooklyn has struggled with their 3-point shot this season, as they are currently ranked just 2nd in 3-point shooting percentage at 39.0%. In addition, they are near the bottom of the league in attempts, at just 31.7 shots per contest. On defense, the Nets allow an average of 112.12 points per game, placing them 18th in the league. So far, they have done a good job defending the 3-point arc, as teams are hitting just 34.46% of their looks from deep.
A significant injury to consider for today’s game is that Brooklyn will be without Kevin Durant, who is listed as out on the injury report. Kyrie Irving will assume the role of primary scorer for the team. This season, Irving has been averaging 27.1 points per game for the Nets.
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- The Wizards are, 5-0 ATS in their last five road games.
- The Wizards are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall.
- The Nets are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games.
- The Nets are 4-1 ATS in their last five games playing on two days’ rest.
Joes Pick To Cover The Spread
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire! I’m disregarding the Wizards being on the second game of a back-to-back with travel and betting them at +1.5 Saturday. Turmoil is bad news when it comes to covering point spreads!
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