Brooklyn Nets vs. Washington Wizards Betting Prediction 02/26/20

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The Brooklyn Nets (26-30) will travel to Capital One Arena to clash with the Washington Wizards (20-36). The Wizards opened as 1.5-point underdogs. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 235 points and it will air on YES Network at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Washington Wizards ATS Odds

Both teams lost a close one in their last matchup. The Wizards (12.5-point underdogs) were defeated by the Milwaukee Bucks, 137-134, while the Nets (3.5-point favorites) fell to the Orlando Magic, 115-113. Both games went over their projected point totals. The Washington game finished 28.5 points over the projected point total of 242.5, while the Brooklyn game finished 15 points over the projected point total of 213.

Brooklyn held Orlando to an offensive rebounding percentage of 16.3 (below their season average of 22.2) while Washington forced Milwaukee into a turnover percentage of 17.7 (above their season average of 12.2). Washington received a boost from Bradley Beal, who contributed 55 points. Meanwhile, Jarrett Allen played a key role for Brooklyn with 16 points and 11 rebounds.

In their first matchup this season, Beal led the Wizards to a 113-107 victory. He was the game’s top overall scorer with 34 points. The two teams combined to score 220 points, which was well under the projected point total of 242.5, and Washington covered as a 1.5-point underdog. The Wizards’ turnover percentage was their biggest strength over the Nets. Washington had a rate of 7.5, while Brooklyn posted a mark of 12.7.

It’s tough to find a trend for Nets games in regards to the total, as there has been an even split between games finishing over and under. Brooklyn heads into the game with records of 26-30 straight up (SU) and 27-27-2 against the spread (ATS).

Of the Wizards’ 56 games, 33 have finished over the projected point total. Further, Washington owns records of 20-36 SU and 29-27 ATS.

There’s a decent chance that Brooklyn struggles to create turnovers. Washington ranks eighth in the NBA at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 12.8 percent), while Brooklyn forces the third-fewest turnovers (12.0 percent).

Brooklyn Nets at Washington Wizards Betting Pick

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

Betting Notes:

  • The Wizards rank 21st in blocks per game (4.3) while the Nets rank 22nd in blocks allowed per game (5.5).
  • Brooklyn ranks second in rebounds per game (48.4) while Washington ranks 27th (42.3).
  • The Wizards rank fifth in points off turnovers per game (18.6) while the Nets rank 24th (15.1).
  • Brooklyn averages 13.7 second chance points per game, which ranks 10th in the NBA. Washington ranks 27th in second chance points allowed per game (14.9).
  • Brooklyn averages 37.5 three pointers per game, which ranks sixth in the NBA. Washington ranks 14th in three pointers allowed per game (33.5).
  • The Nets rank second in assists allowed per game (22.1) while the Wizards rank 26th (25.6).
  • The Wizards rank 14th in steals per game (7.9) while the Nets rank 25th (6.7).
  • Brooklyn averages 50.0 points in the paint per game, which ranks fifth in the league. Washington ranks 26th in points allowed in the paint per game (51.9).
  • In games where they allow below 100 points, Brooklyn is 8-1 and Washington is 4-0.
  • The Nets are 26-23 when they reach 100 points, while the Wizards are 18-34.
  • Washington is 15-13 ATS at home, while Brooklyn is 11-14-2 ATS on the road.
  • Of the Nets’ 27 road games, they have 14 unders, 12 overs and 1 push.
  • The Wizards have 15 overs, 12 unders and 1 push in 28 home games.

Bettings Trends:

  • The Nets are 3-1-1 ATS over their last five games, while the Wizards are 3-2.
  • In their last five games, Brooklyn has 4 unders and 1 over, while Washington has 3 overs and 2 unders.
  • The Nets have outscored opponents by an average of 6.0 points in their last five games. On the season, Brooklyn has lost by an average of 0.1 points.
  • During their last five games, the Wizards have scored an average of 119.8 points per game (4.0 above their season average) and allowed an average of 117.2 points per game (2.9 below their season average).