Brooklyn Nets vs. Washington Wizards - 8/2/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Washington Wizards (24-41) at Brooklyn Nets (30-35)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 2:00 pm (HP Field House)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -1 -- Over/Under: 230 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Washington Wizards and Brooklyn Nets meet Sunday in NBA action at the HP Field House.
The Washington Wizards look for a victory after losing their return game to the Phoenix Suns. The Washington Wizards are averaging 115.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 119.7 points on 49 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 30.5 points and 6.1 assists while Davis Bertans is averaging 15.4 points and 4.5 rebounds. Rui Hachimura is the third double-digit scorer and Thomas Bryant is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game.
The Brooklyn Nets also need a victory after losing their return game to the Orlando Magic. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 110.9 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 111.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 20.6 points and 6.8 assists while Caris LeVert is averaging 17.7 points and four rebounds. Joe Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Taurean Prince is grabbing six rebounds. 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 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.3 rebounds per game.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The Washington Wizards have won three straight against the Nets and five of the last seven meetings overall. However, neither of these teams are fielding their full rosters and you question why either side is even playing in the bubble due to so many of the guys who aren't playing. It's hard to find an edge between these two watered down teams, but the Nets do have more higher level players on their roster than the Wizards do, as Brooklyn can find offense in LeVert and Harris to get them to the finish line. The Nets also competed against the Magic in their opener, while the Wizards allowed the Suns to have their way.
In a near pick em, the Nets should be the pick here.