Brooklyn Nets vs Washington Wizards NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/3/21

Brooklyn Nets vs Washington Wizards NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/3/21 Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Wizards (1-5) at Brooklyn Nets (3-3)

NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 6:00 pm (Barclays Center)

The Line: Brooklyn Nets -8.5 -- Over/Under: 242.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Washington Wizards and Brooklyn Nets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.

The Washington Wizards look for a win to build on their 1-5 record. The Washington Wizards are averaging 117.8 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 120 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 31.2 points and 4.2 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 19.8 points and 12.3 assists. Thomas Bryant is the third double-digit scorer and Rui Hachimura is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.

The Brooklyn Nets need a win after losing three of their last four games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 117.3 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 111.8 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 28.2 points and 6.2 rebounds while Kyrie Irving is averaging 26.2 points and 5.6 assists. Caris LeVert is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Harris is dishing 1.8 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.8 rebounds per game. 

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The Wizards are 1-11 ATS in their last 12 Sunday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Nets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Wizards last 5 overall. The under is 5-1 in Nets last 6 overall. The Wizards are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Brooklyn.

The Washington Wizards haven't been able to finish games this season, but they've hung around in a lot of contests and could easily have more than one run. Eventually a combination of Beal and Westbrook is going to produce results. The Brooklyn Nets have gone ice cold over the last week and the defensive effort can be hit or miss at times. The Nets are the better team and should be favored, but this is a lot of points to lay. I'll take the free buckets with the Wizards.

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Randy’s Pick Washington Wizards +8.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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