Wizards vs. Nets - 1/16/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brooklyn Nets (16-23) at Washington Wizards (27-12)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards -10.5 -- Over/Under: 192 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, CSNB
The Brooklyn Nets and Washington Wizards meet Friday night at the Verizon Center.
The Brooklyn Nets are playing their way out of the playoffs by losing seven straight games. On the season, the Nets are averaging 95.5 points on 44.6 percent shooting and are allowing 98.2 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Joe Johnson is averaging 16.2 points and 3.8 assists while Brook Lopez is averaging 14.6 points and 6.3 rebounds. Jarrett Jack is dishing 4.3 assists and Mason Plumlee is grabbing seven rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are struggling offensively during this stretch without Deron Williams, as they’re shooting just 27.8 percent from beyond the arc in their last five games. The Nets have lost 11 of their last 12 games when scoring less than 100 points. Kevin Garnett is expected to return from his one-game suspension.
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The Washington Wizards are starting to separate themselves in the East by winning five of their last six games. On the season, the Wizards are averaging 99.7 points on 47.4 percent shooting and are allowing 97.5 points on 44.2 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 17.4 points and 10.2 assists while Bradley Beal is averaging 15.1 points and 3.7 rebounds. Paul Pierce is shooting 46 percent from the field and Marcin Gortat is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The Washington Wizards continue to shoot lights out offensively, as they’re making 49.4 percent from the field and 41 percent from deep in their last five games. The Wizards have won 14 of their last 15 games when topping 100 points and are one of the tougher team to beat when the shots are falling. The Wizards have won 17 of their 27 games on their home court.
The Nets are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Wizards are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 vs. NBA Atlantic. The Nets are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Washington and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
While this is a lot of points to leave on the table, the Wizards have been an offensive machine as of late and the Nets can't score without their starting points guard running the show. Look for Washington to win this game by double digits.