Brooklyn Nets at Washington Wizards Betting Prediction

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The Brooklyn Nets (8-15) and the Washington Wizards (8-14) clash at Capital One Arena. The Nets are 5-point underdogs and look to put an end to their five-game losing streak. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 226 points and it will air on YES Network at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Washington Wizards Betting Odds

Both teams did not cover as underdogs in their last outing. The Nets (3.5-point underdogs) were defeated by the Memphis Grizzlies, 131-125, while the Wizards (5.5-point underdogs) fell to the Philadelphia 76ers, 123-98. The Brooklyn game finished 41 points over the projected point total of 215, while the Washington game went 20 points under the projected point total of 241.

Brooklyn did a great job of getting to and converting from the charity stripe (25-30; 83.3 percent) while Washington had a better effective field goal percentage (0.446 vs. 0.500). John Wall played well for Washington with 11 points and seven assists. Meanwhile, Brooklyn was led by DeMarre Carroll, who finished with 21 points and 12 rebounds.

In their first matchup this season, Dinwiddie led the Nets to a 115-104 win. He put up 25 points and 8 assists. Brooklyn covered as a 7-point underdog and the two teams combined to put up 219 points, which was just under the projected point total of 224. The Nets’ 9.3 turnover percentage was their biggest strength over the Wizards, who had a mark of 11.3.

There does not appear to be a trend for Nets games in regards to the projected point total, as there has been an even split between games finishing over and under. Brooklyn comes into the contest with records of 8-15 straight up (SU) and 10-12 against the spread (ATS).

Vegas has a tendency to place the total low when the Wizards are involved, as 66.7 percent of their games have gone over the O/U total. Further, Washington owns records of 8-14 SU and 7-13-1 ATS.

Spencer Dinwiddie has taken his game to another level recently for Brooklyn, averaging 20 points,5.4 assists over the last five games.

The physical Washington offense looks poised to dominate from the free throw line. The Wizards rank fifth in the league with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.228, while Brooklyn is among the league’s most foul-prone squads (giving up a 27th-ranked FTA rate of 0.235). ,

Nets vs. Wizards Free Pick

Free Prediction: SU Winner – Nets, ATS Winner – Nets, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • The Nets rank 15 in rebounds per game (44.869565217391305) while the Wizards rank 29 in rebounds allowed per game (48.77272727272727).
  • Brooklyn ranks first in assists allowed per game (21.3) while Washington ranks 27th (25.7).
  • The Nets rank first in three pointers allowed per game (25.7) while the Wizards rank 21st (32.7).
  • Washington ranks sixth in points off turnovers per game (19.1) while Brooklyn ranks 26th (15.0).
  • Brooklyn averages 14.434782608695652 second chance points per game, which ranks 10 in the league. Washington ranks 24 in second chance points allowed per game (15.545454545454545).
  • The Wizards rank fourth in blocks per game (6.3) while the Nets rank 26th (4.2).
  • The Nets rank 4 in fast break points allowed per game (10.782608695652174) while the Wizards rank 24 (15.227272727272727).
  • Washington ranks 13 in points in the paint per game (48.27272727272727) while Brooklyn ranks 16 in points allowed in the paint per game (48.69565217391305).
  • Washington ranks sixth in steals per game (8.7) while Brooklyn ranks 27th (6.7).
  • When allowing less than 100 points, Washington is 2-0 and Brooklyn is 4-0.
  • In games where they reach 100 points, the Wizards are 8-12 and the Nets are 8-13.
  • Washington is 5-5-1 ATS at home, while Brooklyn is 7-5 ATS on the road.
  • The total has gone over in 8 of the Wizards’ 11 home games, while 7 of the Nets’ 12 road games have gone under.

Bettings Trends:

  • The Wizards are 3-2 ATS over their last five games, while the Nets are 2-3.
  • In their last five games, Washington has 4 overs and 1 under, while Brooklyn has 3 unders and 2 overs.
  • The Wizards’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 10.0, up from 6.3 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Nets have scored an average of 111.2 points per game (1.2 above their season average) and allowed an average of 118.0 points per game (6.1 above their season average).