Nets vs. Wizards - 4/10/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (45-33) at Brooklyn Nets (36-42)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, YES
The Washington Wizards and Brooklyn Nets play Friday night at the Barclays Center.
The Washington Wizards look to build on their four-game winning streak. On the season, the Wizards are averaging 98.6 points on 46.5 percent shooting and are allowing 97.3 points on 43.3 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 17.5 points and 10 assists while Bradley Beal is averaging 15 points and 3.8 rebounds. Paul Pierce is dishing two assists and Marcin Gortat is grabbing 8.7 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 50.9 percent from the field and 38.8 percent from deep in their last five games. The Wizards have split their last eight road games and are still fighting for home court in the first round of the playoffs. Nene is questionable with a shoulder injury.
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The Brooklyn Nets look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. On the season, the Nets are averaging 98.2 points on 45.3 percent shooting and are allowing 101.2 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 17.2 points and 7.4 rebounds while Joe Johnson is averaging 14.6 points and 2.6 assists. Thaddeus Young is grabbing 5.8 rebounds and Deron Williams is dishing 6.6 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 48.7 percent from the field and 38.9 percent from deep in their last five games. The Nets need a win to hold onto one of the last playoff spots in the East. Alan Anderson is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Wizards are 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 vs. Eastern Conference and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Nets are 7-21 ATS in their last 28 vs. NBA Southeast and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 home games. The Wizards are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the home team is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
Am I missing something with this line? Sure, the Nets need this game more, but the Wizards are the far better team and are finally showing consistency. Give me the Wizards and the points.