Brooklyn Nets (16-26) at Washington Wizards (24-18)
|Date & Time||Saturday January 13, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Washington Wizards -9.5 -- Over/Under: 215
The Brooklyn Nets and Washington Wizards meet Saturday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena.
The Brooklyn Nets look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 105.9 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 108.9 points on 46 percent shooting. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 14.7 points and 6.8 rebounds while Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 13.2 points and 6.4 assists. DeMarre Carroll is the third double-digit scorer and Caris LeVert is dishing 4.1 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost four of their last six road games.
The Washington Wizards look for another victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 106.4 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 104.1 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 23.6 points and 4.4 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 19.2 points and 9.1 assists. Otto Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Kelly Oubre Jr. is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have won four of their last six home games.
The Nets are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference, 11-4 ATS in their last 15 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Wizards are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 0 days rest, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Nets are 2-12 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Washington and the home team is 20-7 ATS in the last 27 meetings.
The Wizards are slowly starting to put together some consistent basketball and are always lightyears better at home than on the road. However, the Brooklyn Nets have been a covering machine the last few weeks and continue to get these large spreads for whatever reason. The Wizards don't have the depth to blow teams out on a consistent basis, and they are on the end of a back to back. I'll take a shot with the points here based on how the Nets keep covering games.