Wizards vs. Nets - 4/6/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brooklyn Nets (21-56) at Washington Wizards (37-40)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards -13.5 -- Over/Under: 206 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, CSNB
The Brooklyn Nets and Washington Wizards clash Wednesday night at the Verizon Center.
The Brooklyn Nets look for a win in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 98.5 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 105.3 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 20.6 points and 7.8 rebounds while Thaddeus Young is averaging 15.1 points and 1.9 assists. Sean Kilpatrick is grabbing 1.9 rebounds and Bojan Bogdanovic is dishing 1.3 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Nets are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost nine straight road games.
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The Washington Wizards also could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 103.5 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 104.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 19.9 points and 10.2 assists while Bradley Beal is averaging 17.6 points and 3.4 rebounds. Marcin Gortat is grabbing 10 rebounds and Otto Porter Jr. is dishing 1.7 assists. The Washington Wizards are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. The Wizards are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have split their last six home games.
The Nets are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 2 days rest and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Wizards are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 2 days rest and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following a straight up loss. The Nets are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Washington and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
The Wizards pretty much have to win out in order to have any shot of sneaking into the playoffs. The Nets are god awful, especially on the road. I don't like laying massive numbers, but this may one of those spots where you have no choice.