Brooklyn Nets vs. Washington Wizards - 12/26/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (13-14) at Brooklyn Nets (8-21)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets +2 -- Over/Under: 205.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, YES
The Washington Wizards and Brooklyn Nets square off Saturday afternoon at the Barclays Center.
The Washington Wizards look for their fourth straight win to get back to a .500 record. The Washington Wizards are averaging 101.9 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 105 points on 46.4 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 19.4 points and 9.6 assists while Marcin Gortat is averaging 13.4 points and 9.4 rebounds. Gary Neal is dishing 1.3 assists and Kris Humphries is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Wizards are allowing 39.5 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16 turnovers per game. The Washington Wizards have lost five of their last eight road games. Drew Gooden, Nene and Otto Porter are questionable.
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The Brooklyn Nets need a big victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 96.8 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 103.2 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 19.1 points and 8.1 rebounds while Thaddeus Young is averaging 16 points and 9.2 rebounds. Jarrett Jack is dishing 7.1 assists and Joe Johnson is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Nets are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.7 turnovers per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost five straight home games.
The Wizards are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Nets are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 2 days rest and 16-6 ATS in their last 22 games overall. The Wizards are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Washington Wizards are better than the Nets even with all of their injuries. I can't back a Brooklyn team that continues to find ways to lose and is limited offensively.