Brooklyn Nets (6-9) vs Washington Wizards (5-9)Date : 11/16/2018
Time : 7:00 pm EST
Location : Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Brooklyn Nets vs Washington Wizards
The reeling Brooklyn Nets will travel to Capital One Arena in Washington, DC, to face the Washington Wizards on Friday night at 7 pm EST. The Nets have lost their last three games recently as they dropped the final two games of a four-game road trip while extending their awful play versus the Miami Heat at home on Wednesday night as they suffered the 120-107 loss. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 18 points to lead Brooklyn in scoring while they must get used to life without Caris Levert, who injured his foot earlier in the week.
The Wizards, on the other hand, have recovered from a disastrous beginning to the season in picking up their third straight win by beating up on the Cleveland Cavaliers at home by a 119-95 score on Wednesday night as Bradley Beal scored 20 points in the contest while Otto Porter chipped in 18 as the Wizards had 73 points at the half compared to 53 points for the Cavs. The Nets are 3-12 ATS in the last 15 games at Capital One Arena while the over is 7-3 in the last ten meetings amongst these two teams.
Brooklyn Nets's Latest Performance :
Washington’s winning streak began with a 116-110 road win over the Miami Heat on November 10th. Since, the Wizards have averaged 116 points per game while holding their opponents to 103 points per during their outstanding streak to where they have beaten the Orlando Magic along with the Cleveland Cavaliers as of Wednesday night. The Cavaliers were coming off a back and back as they allowed the Wizards to shoot 48% for the game with Bradley Beal leading the pack with 20 points. And while John Wall only had 8 points for the night on three for ten shooting, he had 9 assists for the game while Otto Porter contributed 18 points to the winning effort.
As stated, Washington would love to continue their outstanding play with a win over a struggling and undermanned Brooklyn team on Friday night. It is for this reason that they will indeed illustrate the same type of philosophy relating to pushing the ball while distributing it to all players in which to get everyone involved. For a Brooklyn team that struggles on the defensive end for the year, look for their chances to be high in coming out with a victory.
Washington Wizards's Latest Performance :
Caris Levert was averaging 18 points per game along with four assists for the season before he went down with a foot injury on Monday night versus the Timberwolves. With that being said, everyone will have to step up in which to make up for his lost production, as he should be out for a couple months. The bench certainly rose to the occasion in their last outing versus the Miami heat as reserves Shabazz Napier (13 points), Rondae Hollis Jefferson (14 points, 9 rebounds), along with Spencer Dinwiddie (18 points, 5 assists) stepped up their games in a losing effort. The starters were led by DeAngelo Russel with 12 points along with 5 assists.
In all, they continue to give up too many open looks to their opponents in allowing 47% shooting to their foes per outing. On the other hand, they shoot only 44% from the field per game along while scoring 109 per. They will now square off versus a Wizards team that has gain much confidence during their current home stand.
How Brooklyn Nets & Washington Wizards Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Brooklyn is 7-8 ATS while the OU is 8-7
Washington is 5-9 ATS while the OU is 9-5
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
This will certainly be a game that the Wizards will need as they continue to take advantage of their home stand. Also, they will get Portland at home after their matchup with the Nets, so they will want to come out focused and sharp before such an important contest. In all, look for this to be a competitive game, however, one where the Wizards certainly have an edge due to them being healthy and playing well. Of course, with Levert going down for the Nets, look for the Nets to also step up their play in which to keep the game competitive.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Washington Wizards
My reason for the pick :
I will back the Wizards in this contest as they will certainly want to look sharp, once again, versus a Brooklyn team that is struggling at this point in looking to replace productivity that was lost with Levert going down with a foot injury. Again, look for the Nets to come out and compete in this contest, however, they will succumb to a Washington team that is shooting well from the field due to their ability to distribute the ball effectively while playing much better on the defensive end.
Totals Selection: Pick: Over
My reason for the prediction :
I will back the over in this contest due to the fact that the Nets allow teams to shoot at an efficient percentage from the floor along with the Wizards being so accurate from the field at this time. Combine this with the fact that the over has been the play in three of the last four games for the Nets due to their dismal play on defense, look for the trends to continue as the over will indeed be the strong play in this matchup as well.
Betting trends for Brooklyn Nets:
- Over is 7-0 in Nets last 7 vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Nets are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Over is 5-1 in Nets last 6 Friday games.
Betting trends for Washington Wizards:
- Under is 3-0-1 in Wizards last 4 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points.
- Over is 8-2 in Wizards last 10 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Under is 4-1 in Wizards last 5 games playing on 1 days’ rest.