The Washington Wizards (2-6) travel to face off against the Brooklyn Nets (4-5) on Sunday, November 12th. This game will be played at Barclays Center in Barclays Center and televised on YES. Both the Wizards and Nets will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 3:00 ET.
Wizards vs Nets
The Wizards Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their most recent game, the Wizards fell to the Hornets by a score of 124-117. At the beginning of the second half, the Wizards were leading 63-57.
Today, the Wizards are entering the action with an overall record of 2-6 and have achieved a 1-2 record over their last three games. During their eight games, the Wizards have gone 1-6 against teams in the Eastern Conference and 1-0 in non-conference matchups.
Washington has an ATS record of .500 for the season, and they stand at 4-4 ATS. The Wizards maintain an ATS record of 3-2 on the road, while they have a 1-2 record vs. the spread when playing at home.
The Nets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their most recent game, the Nets fell to the Celtics by a score of 121-107. Despite being behind at halftime 66-54, the Nets picked up the win.
So far this season, the Nets have a record of just 4-5, as they look to pick up a win over the Wizards. So far, the Nets have gone 3-4 when playing against Eastern Conference teams and 1-1 in non-conference contests.
Brooklyn comes in with an overall ATS record of 7-1 so far this season. The Nets’ flawless ATS record at home stands at 3-0, while it is 4-1 on the road vs. the spread.
Wizards Offense Breakdown
The Wizards step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 119 points per game (5th). In terms of pace, the Wizards are one of the top units in the NBA, averaging 104.5 possessions per game. Washington has been effective on offense due to the fact that they not only play an up-tempo style, but they have one of the best effective field goal percentages in the league at 55%.
Nets Offense Breakdown
The Nets step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 114.4 points per game (12th). So far, the Nets are averaging 98.7 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. A key reason behind the team’s overall offensive success is their ability to knock down the 3-point shot. Despite their slow style of play, their 3-point shooting percentage of 38% has help make up for fewer opportunites.
Wizards Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Wizards will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 126.5 points per game (30th).
When it comes to forced turnovers, the Wizards are forcing 14.4 per game, which is 17th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 9th in blocked shots at 5.9 per game.
Nets Team Defense
At present, the Nets’ defense is ranked 19th, allowing 115.4 points per game.
When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Nets squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 55.0% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 34.0% from downtown.
Key Players For The Wizards And Nets
For today’s matchup, we project Kyle Kuzma to lead the scoring for the Wizards, putting up 15 points and shooting at a rate of 6/12. During this season, he is delivering an average of 24 points per game, along with 6.8 rebounds.
On the flip side, our predictions place Cameron Johnson as the leading scorer for the Nets. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 14 while also collecting 4 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 39.1%, and his scoring average is 11.5 points per game.
Wizards vs Nets Trends
- When looking at their past five road matchups, Washington has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 123 per game. The team went 1-4 overall in these games.
- Across their last five home contests, Brooklyn has been good against the spread posting a mark of 4-1. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 115 points per game.
- Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Wizards have gone 3-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-4.
- In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Nets have a strong straight up record of 2-1. In addition, their ATS record was 2-1 in these scenarios.
Wizards vs Nets Prediction
In this Nets vs. Nets matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Wizards at +7. While we project the Nets to win 108-107, our recommendation is to bet on the Wizards for the point-spread.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 234.5, and our model predicts the Wizards and Nets to score a combined 215 points. We recommend betting on the under.
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