Washington Wizards (17-14) at Brooklyn Nets (11-19)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 22, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets +5 -- Over/Under: 211 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Washington Wizards and Brooklyn Nets meet Friday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.
The Washington Wizards look for another victory after winning five of their last eight games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 105.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 103.1 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 23.8 points and 4.3 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 19.3 points and 8.6 assists. Otto Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Kelly Oubre Jr. is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have lost four of their last six road games.
The Brooklyn Nets could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 106.8 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 110.7 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 14.4 points and six rebounds while DeMarre Carroll is averaging 12.9 points and 6.9 rebounds. Spencer Dinwiddie is the third double-digit scorer and Allen Crabbe is dishing 1.5 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost five of their last seven home games.
The Wizards are 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 Friday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Nets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Southeast and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The favorite is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings, the home team is 19-7 ATS in the last 26 meetings and the over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The Brooklyn Nets have a win over the Wizards this month, but that was without John Wall. The Wizards are healthy again and seem to be picking up where they left off before their point guard went down. The Nets are being outscored by 10.4 points in their last five games and are giving teams whatever they want offensively. This is a game the Wizards should cruise in and cover the reasonable number, as the Nets have been falling apart the last couple of weeks.