Wednesday, February 8, 2017
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The Washington Wizards travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 9 point favorites.
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The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 30-21. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.2 as they are averaging 107.6 points per game while giving up 105.4 per contest. The Nets have an overall record of 9-42. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.1 points per game and surrendering 114.2, good for a point differential of -9.0.
Bradley Beal comes into this contest averaging 22.2 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. John Wall averages 23 points per game in 36.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 10.4 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Sean Kilpatrick averages 14 points per game while playing 26.7 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Brook Lopez averages 20.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Washington averages 107.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 50.3 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.3 per game. The Wizards allow 105.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Brooklyn averages 105.1 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 51.4 rebounds per game and 21 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 29th with 17 per game. The Nets allow 114.2 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 24th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.2 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. The Nets force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Wizards have an offensive rating of 110.2 and a defensive rating of 108. In terms of pace they average 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Nets rating on offense is 103.1 and they have a defensive rating of 111.9. They get 101.6 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 38% of their shot attempts. Brooklyn turns the ball over on 15 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 30-21-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 31-20-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 21-28-2 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 27-24-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/09/16 C Ian Mahinmi Knee out indefinitely
11/25/16 F Danuel House Wrist out indefinitely
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/28/16 PG Jeremy Lin Hamstring out indefinitely
02/07/17 G Caris LeVert Knee is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. Charlotte
02/06/17 F Quincy Acy Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs. Charlotte
Tony's Pick: Take Washington -9
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