Washington Wizards vs. Brooklyn Nets - 12/1/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brooklyn Nets (8-15) at Washington Wizards (8-14)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)
The Line: Washington Wizards -5 -- Over/Under: 227 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, NSWA
The Brooklyn Nets and Washington Wizards meet Saturday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena.
The Brooklyn Nets could use a win here that would snap a five-game losing streak. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 109.3 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 46.3 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 17.6 points and 5.6 assists while Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 16 points and 2.6 rebounds. Joe Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Jarrett Allen is grabbing 8.5 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.9 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have split their last six road games.
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The Washington Wizards look for a spark of consistency here after splitting their last 10 games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 112.9 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 118.2 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 21.8 points and 4.4 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 21.5 points and 8.1 assists. Kelly Oubre Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Otto Porter Jr. is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.2 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have won their last three home games.
The Nets are 16-7 ATS in their last 23 road games, 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Wizards are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games, 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 0 days rest and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games. The Nets are 4-12 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Washington and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The over is 5-1 in Wizards last 6 overall. The over is 7-3 in Nets last 10 games playing on 0 days rest.
The Brooklyn Nets have actually won three of the last four meetings against the Wizards, and Washington seems to be having those defensive issues again where they allow opposing teams to get anything and everything they want. However, the Nets are on the end of a back to back that includes double overtime, and for a team that's still without their best player, this is a brutal schedule spot. The Wizards have won their last three home games and should be able to take advantage of those tired legs by pushing the pace with their star backcourt.