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NBA Washington Wizards vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction 12/8/2023

The Washington Wizards (3-17) travel to face off against the Brooklyn Nets (11-9) on Friday, December 8th. This game will be played at Barclays Center in Barclays Center and televised on YES. The Nets are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Wizards are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Hawks. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

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The Wizards Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their latest game against the 76ers, Jordan Poole was the top scorer for the Wizards’ offense, scoring 23 points and shooting 10/16 from the field. While Tyus Jones was 2nd on the team with 20 points, Washington fell short in the game with a final score of 131-126.

The Wizards are looking to improve their below .500 record of 3-17 as they face off against the Nets. On the road, the Wizards are 2-10 this season, while going 1-7 in their home games.

So far, Washington is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 9-11. Washington has not been good vs. the spread in their last seven home games, and they are 1-7 ATS at home compared to 8-4 on the road.

The Nets Are Coming Off A Win

In their most recent game, the Nets took down the Hawks by a score of 114-113. Heading into the game, the Nets were the underdogs at +3.5 giving them both a straight-up and ATS win. Regarding the over/under, the combined score of 227 points ended up below the over/under line of 243.

Coming into today’s game, the Nets are 11-9 overall and are looking to build on their two game win streak. In the Eastern Conference, they are currently ranked 9th and are 4th in the Atlantic division.

The Nets are riding a two game ATS win streak and currently possess an overall ATS record of 15-4. On the road, the Nets have an ATS record of 6-2 compared to a 9-2 record vs. the spread at home.

Wizards Offense Breakdown

Leading up to today’s matchup, the Wizards are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 117.2 points per game (7th). So far, Washington is averaging 103 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Not only does the team maintain an up-tempo playing style, but they have also effectively combined it with one of the better field goal percentages in the NBA, which is 48%.

Nets Offense Breakdown

Heading into play, the Nets’ offense is rated 8th in the league in scoring, averaging 116.5 points per contest. The Nets come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 15.1 made 3’s per game. A key to the teams offensive success is their ability to avoid turning the ball over. So far, Brooklyn is ranked 9th in fewest turnovers per game.

Wizards Team Defense

Currently, the Wizards’ defense holds the 30th rank in the NBA, allowing 125.4 points per game.

Washington’s defense is currently forcing 13.3 turnovers per game, which is 15th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 18th in blocked shots, with an average of 4.8 rejections per game.

Nets Team Defense

In terms of defense, Nets is currently on par with the NBA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 114.0 points per game.

On two point field goal attempts, the Nets’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 52.1% and allowing 36.0% from beyond the arc.

Key Players For The Wizards And Nets

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Kyle Kuzma will be the primary scorer for the Wizards, with 16 points and going 6/13 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 23.2 points per game, along with 5.9 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Cam Thomas as the leading scorer for the Nets. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 16 while also collecting 3 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 45.7%, and his scoring average is 24.3 points per game.

Wizards vs Nets Trends

  • Across their last three road contests, Washington has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 123 points per game.
  • Across their last five home contests, Brooklyn has a 3-2 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 2-3, while averaging 118 points per game.
  • Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Wizards have a straight up record of 1-4. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-3.
  • As the betting favorite, the Nets have an ATS mark of just 8-2 in their last ten games. Brooklyn posted a straight up mark of 8-2 in these matchups.

Wizards vs Nets Prediction

As the underdogs with a spread of +9, we recommend going with the Wizards on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 240.5, and our model projects the Wizards and Nets to reach a combined total of 222 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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