Check out our free Wizards vs Nets pick and preview for this NBA game in Brooklyn. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Wizards vs Nets NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Washington Wizards at Brooklyn Nets
- Where: Brooklyn at Barclays Center
- Date: Saturday, February 4th
- Betting Odds BKN -2, WAS +105 | BKN -126 O/U 230.5
The Wizards come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 24-27. So far, the team has gone 24-26-1 against the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 2-1. Washington is 2-1 vs the spread in these matchups.
In their previous game, the Wizards were favored to win vs the Trail Blazers. However, their 124-116 loss, gave them both a straight up and ATS loss. Washington let an opportunity for a win slip away as they held a lead going into the 2nd half of action. In the loss, Bradley Beal led the team in scoring with 34 points on a field goal percentage of 56.0%.
So far, the Nets have put together an overall record of 31-20, while going 25-25-1 vs the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 2-1 straight-up and 2-1 vs the spread.
Brooklyn is trying to bounce back from a 139-96 loss to the Celtics. Going into this game, the team was 9 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. In the defeat, Brooklyn did not outscore the Celtics in a single quarter. Leading the team in scoring was Kyrie Irving, as he contributed 20 points while hitting 50.0% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I Similar to their season-long average, the Wizards averaged 109.5 points per game vs the Nets. Just like the Wizards, the Nets maintained their usual level of scoring in head-to-head matchups, averaging 109.5 points per game vs Washington. The ATS record across the previous 5 head-to-head meetings is 4-1 in favor of the Nets. In these matchups, Brooklyn has averaged 113 points per game, while allowing 104. In these contests, they averaged a combined 217 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 2-3.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 51 games, Washington is averaging 113.1 points per game (20th). Coming into today’s game, the Wizards will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.2 made 3’s per game. Not only is the Washington offense struggling with their outside shot, but they are also getting to the charity stripe at a below average rate. So far, they are the 17th ranked team in made free-throws per contest.
Against the Nets, the Wizards will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 16th in points allowed.
This season, the Wizards offense has primarily worked through Kyle Kuzma and Kristaps Porzingis who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 50 games, Kuzma is 37th in the NBA at 21.6 points per game. So far, him and Porzingis have accounted for 38% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 43.8 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Kristaps Porzingis is grabbing 8.7 rebounds for Washington to go along with 2.5 assists.
For the season, the Nets offensive unit is ranked just 17th in scoring at 114.2 points per contest. So far, the Nets are averaging 97.9 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Although the Nets have a current effective field goal percentage of 58.0%, their below average pace of play is a key factor behind their mediocre scoring numbers.
Currently, the Nets defense is ranked 18th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 112.12 points per game vs the unit.
Brooklyn will be relying on Kyrie Irving to provide a strong scoring performance in today’s game against the Washington. Kevin Durant has been ruled out. So far this season, Durant has been the team’s leading scorer with an average of 29.7 points per game. Irving is 2nd on the team with 27.1 points per game, which places him 12.0th in the NBA. In 40 games, he has hit 48.6% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 5.1 rebounds per game.
Wizards vs Nets Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Nets -2
- Free Total Prediction: Over 230.5