Friday, March 24, 2017
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Friday, March 24, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 12 point favorites.
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The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 14-56. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.9 as they are averaging 105.7 points per game while giving up 113.6 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 43-28. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 108.7 points per game and surrendering 106.7, good for a point differential of 2.0.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 33-35-2 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 37-32-1 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 36-34-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 43-27-1 against the over/under
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
03/22/17 PG Jeremy Lin Ankle is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Phoenix
03/22/17 G Sean Kilpatrick Hamstring is downgraded to expected to miss Thursday vs. Phoenix
03/05/17 G Joe Harris Concussion out indefinitely
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
No key injuries to report
Brook Lopez comes into this contest averaging 20.8 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Sean Kilpatrick averages 13.3 points per game in 25.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
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John Wall averages 22.9 points per game while playing 36.7 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 10.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Bradley Beal averages 23.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 105.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.93 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 43.5 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 16.7 per game. The Nets allow 113.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.8 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 108.7 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.99 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 43.1 rebounds per game and 24 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 12th with 14.2 per game. The Wizards allow 106.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.4 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Wizards force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Nets have an offensive rating of 104.1 and a defensive rating of 111.9. In terms of pace they average 101.1 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 38% of their shots. Brooklyn turns the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Wizards rating on offense is 110.5 and they have a defensive rating of 108.5. They get 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Washington turns the ball over on 12.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Washington -12
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