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2021 NBA Handicapping
(13-8) Brooklyn Nets vs. Washington Wizards (3-12)
Date: Sunday, January 31st
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Nets -9
NBA Betting Total: 244
On Sunday, January 31st the Brooklyn Nets face the Washington Wizards for the team’s second meeting of the 2020-21 season. Washington won the first meeting 123-122 on January 3rd.
Last season, the teams played three times with the Wizards taking two to the three contests. The Wizards hold the all-time advantage winning 104 of their 193 meetings.
Kevin Durant returned to Oklahoma City with another former Thunder player in tow as James Harden faced his old team for the first time sporting a Brooklyn Nets jersey.
The Thunder had shocked the Nets earlier this season winning at Barclays with KD in the lineup but Kyrie Irving out.
This time Durant sat while Harden and Irving did all the damage and everything went the way of the Nets as they routed the Thunder 147-125 and won every quarter.
Harden registered a triple-double of 25 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds while Irving also scored 25. Reggie Perry collected a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Six other Nets reached double-digits including Joe Harris (20), Bruce Brown (19), Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (13), Landry Shamet (11), Jeff Green (11), and DeAndre Jordan.
Westbrook might not get to play against Harden who is nursing a left thigh contusion and is questionable for Sunday.
Spencer Dinwiddie suffered a torn ACL that will keep him out the remainder of the season. Nicolas Claxton is dealing with tendinopathy in his right knee that has kept him off the court this season with no timetable for return.
It’s been a rough start to the 2020-21 season for the Washington Wizards. COVID-19 has hit their club hard causing them to postpone five games that will need to be made up later in the schedule.
Scott Brooks spoke of how difficult it has been missing games and even trying to mount some sort of practice because he wasn’t sure who would be available to play.
Fortunately, on Sunday he should have close to a full roster available albeit many of the players won’t be in game shape having been quarantined for several weeks.
The Wizards have the worst record in the NBA with a mere three wins and have a big margin to make up to get back into the mix although they’ve got five extra makeup games in their back pocket.
In their last match, they lost badly (116-100) to the Hawks. Westbrook and Bradley Beal scored 26 points each with only Garrison Mathews (10) joining them with a double-digit effort.
Deni Avdija, Troy Brown Jr., and Ish Smith have missed four consecutive games due to the COVID-19 health and safety protocols. All three are probable to play on Sunday.
Raul Neto is nursing a groin strain that will keep him out Sunday. Thomas Bryant tore his ACL and is lost for the season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 10-1 in BK last 11 games as a favorite.
- Over is 6-2 in WAS last 8 home games
- Home team is 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings
Free Brooklyn Nets vs. Washington Wizards NBA Prediction:
It’s not often the oddsmakers go above 230 cumulative points as the point total for a match. That is unless there are two teams expected to blow up the offensive side of the court and pay little attention to the defensive end.
Enter the Wizards and Nets who rank 28th and 23rd respectively. Since Harden’s arrival, the Nets have fallen even further down the defensive rankings to 25th.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Wizards +9
I won’t be surprised if the Nets win and the score hits the lofty cumulative 244 points, however, I also won’t be surprised if the Wizards light up Brooklyn and keep the game close.
NBA Free Prediction: Nets 125 – Wizards 120 (Bet Now!)
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