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(24-36) Washington Wizards vs. Brooklyn Nets (32-30)
Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Nets -5
NBA Betting Total: 236.5
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These two teams have faced off three times this season, but they haven’t seen each other since the flip of the calendar.
Back on Dec. 14, 2018, Washington lost to Brooklyn on the road, 125-118. The two games before that—played on Dec. 1 and Nov. 16—were split with one win going to the Nets and one going to the Wiz.
These two tip off for the final time in the regular season on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. ET.
The Wizards enter this contest putting up 113.8 points per contest. That number is good enough for the No. 8 spot in the NBA, but unfortunately for the Wizards, that raw stat doesn’t tell the whole story.
When looking at advanced metrics, Washington slides down to 15th in Offensive Effiency. That stat doesn’t account for pace and instead calculates a team’s average points per 100 possessions, which for the Wizards comes out to 108.1.
Defensively, Washington has struggled all year. Entering this game, the team is 29th in points per game allowed, as their opponents are torching them for 117 points per night.
In theory, it would be nice to “blame” this on the fact that Washington runs the eighth-fastest pace in the NBA, creating extra possessions for their opponents to score.
The catch is that this really isn’t the case. Although their pace is, in fact, No. 8 out of 30 teams, their Defensive Effieicncy—which, again, removes pace from the equation and calculates how many points a team allows per 100 possessions—is ranked just 26th in the Association.
They are allowing opponents to score an average of 110.7 points per 100 possessions, putting them ahead of only the No. 30 Cleveland Cavaliers, No. 29 Phoenix Suns, No. 28 Atlanta Hawks and No. 27 New York Knicks—all teams that are prioritizing lottery positioning over winning this season.
The Nets enter this contest posting 112 points per game. That number is good enough to put this squad at 17th in the NBA throughout the 2018-19 campaign.
Defensively, Brooklyn is allowing opponents to score 112.3 points per game, which is only good enough for 21st in the league.
When looking at the same advanced metrics we used to analyze Washington, the Nets are 16th in Defensive Efficiency and tied with the utah Jazz for 18th in Offensive Efficiency.
On the year, Brooklyn is posting 107.2 points per 100 possessions while giving up 107.6 at the same rate.
It’s an almost identical net margin when looking at raw points-per-game averages or advanced stats.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 11-1 in WAS last 12 overall.
- Over is 10-1 in WAS last 11 vs. Eastern Conference.
- WAS are 20-41 ATS in their last 61 road games
- BK are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 Wed. games
- Home team is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings
Free NBA Prediction: Nets continue playoff push
Both of these teams have their sights set on the playoffs, but there’s no reason to believe the Wizards will make it at this point. Their season has been a wreck (for the most part), and they will struggle against a team that is downright desperate to get back to the postseason.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Brooklyn ATS
The Nets are favored by five, but their victory on Wednesday could come closer to double-digits.
The Nets at home should be bigger favorites against the Wizards and will show why by the time the clock strikes zero.
Brooklyn wins big.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Brooklyn Nets 119 – Washington Wizards 110
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