Friday, December 30, 2016
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Friday, December 30, 2016. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 10 point favorites and the total is set at 220.5. The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 8-23. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -8.0 as they are averaging 106.4 points per game while giving up 114.3 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 15-16. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.3 points per game and surrendering 106.5, good for a point differential of -1.2.
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Brook Lopez comes into this contest averaging 20.9 points per game while playing 29 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Sean Kilpatrick averages 15.8 points per game in 27.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
John Wall averages 23.7 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 9.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Bradley Beal averages 21.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Brooklyn averages 106.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 17.2 per game. The Nets allow 114.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.5 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Washington averages 105.3 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 49.8 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 20th with 14.4 per game. The Wizards allow 106.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Wizards force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
The Nets have an offensive rating of 103.7 and a defensive rating of 111.5. In terms of pace they average 101.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Brooklyn turns the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Wizards rating on offense is 107.9 and they have a defensive rating of 109.2. They get 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Washington turns the ball over on 13.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 17-12-2 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 19-12-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 16-15-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 21-10-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/29/16 G Joe Harris Hip doubtful Friday vs. Washington
12/28/16 PG Jeremy Lin Hamstring out indefinitely
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/29/16 G Bradley Beal Ankle injured last game, doubtful Friday vs. Brooklyn
12/09/16 C Ian Mahinmi Knee out indefinitely
11/25/16 F Danuel House Wrist out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Washington -10
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