Free NBA Pick: Nets vs Wizards NBA Odds
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(14-56) Brooklyn Nets vs. Washington Wizards (43-28)
Date: Friday, March 24
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Verizon Center – Washington D.C
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: WSH -12.5
NBA Betting Total: 224
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The Brooklyn Nets and Washington Wizards are on opposite paths in the Eastern Conference. The Nets, despite not owning their own draft pick this season (it will go to the Boston Celtics), are essentially a lock to finish the 2016-17 season as the worst team in the league.
The Wizards, on the other hand, are doing whatever it takes to prove they’re the second-best team out East — and therefore a legitimate threat to the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers.
The final result of this contest won’t be in question barring an unforeseen turn of events; however, the 12.5-point spread is a large one and could be in danger if the Wizards can’t put together a decent defensive showing.
*All statistics, standings, records, rankings and trends are current as of this writing at 5:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 23, 2017.
Brooklyn enters this contest averaging 105.7 points per contest. That number is good enough to keep it in the top half of the league (14th), but that doesn’t tell the whole story about this group’s offense.
The Nets have found a way to put up decent points without actually being decent on that side of the floor. This group is dead last in offensive efficiency and top three in terms of pace.
Brooklyn looks to get out and score by taking advantage of opponent turnovers and baiting opponents into running a fast pace.
If the Nets, a poor defensive team as well (113.6 points per game, 30th in the league), can get Washington out in transition, they stand a chance of keeping this one within single digits.
If they’re unable to keep the pace fast, that will equal fewer possessions — which in turn will make for fewer scoring opportunities.
Russell Westbrook and James Harden are the clear-cut favorites for MVP this season. Kawhi Leonard and LeBron James are dark horses behind them.
But if you look at the next level of MVP candidates, there’s really only one name that stands out — and it’s a name that probably deserves to be in that second tier right beside Kawhi and The King.
Wall is the engine that keeps this team running. He’s averaging a carer-high 22.9 points per contest while shooting a career-high 18.4 field-goal attempts per night.
But it’s not just about his scoring. And it’s not even about his assists, which are also sitting on a career-best 10.8 per night.
It’s about his overall playmaking and his energy on the court. This is a superstar point guard who will (and often does) lead a transition attack, score at the rim, and then collect a chase-down block on the other end.
If Wall is having a complete game on both ends of the floor against Brooklyn, the Nets don’t stand a chance.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Nets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games.
- Nets are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Nets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600
- Wizards are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- Wizards are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Wizards are 2-13-1 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Wizards are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games.
- Wizards are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
Free Brooklyn Nets vs. Washington Wizards NBA Prediction:
As much as we like the Wizards straight up in this one (everyone should), we just don’t like them ATS.
Brooklyn has been a decent team this year against the spread, in large part because oddsmakers see their atrocious overall record and assume the worst, ignoring the pace at which they play and create scoring opportunities.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: BKN ATS
Give this one to Washington straight up, but don’t be shocked if the Nets keep it to nine or 10 points when it’s all said and done.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Washington 115 – Brooklyn 106
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