Washington Wizards at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 12/22/2017
Friday, December 22, 2017
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The Washington Wizards travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, December 22, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 5 point favorites.
The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 17-14. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.5 as they are averaging 105.6 points per game while giving up 103.1 per contest. The Nets have an overall mark of 11-19. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 106.8 points per contest and giving up 110.7, which is a point differential of -3.9.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 15-16-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 10-21-0 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 17-13-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 12-17-1 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/21/17 F Otto Porter Jr. Hip is "?" Friday vs Brooklyn
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/13/17 PG D'Angelo Russell Knee is out indefinitely
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
Bradley Beal comes into this contest averaging 23.8 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. John Wall averages 19.3 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.6 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
DeMarre Carroll averages 12.9 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 105.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.45 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 43.4 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 14 per game. The Wizards allow 103.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 11th in the league with 106.8 points per game this year. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -3.87. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 44.7 boards per game, and 16th in assists per contest with 22.3. The Nets are 7th in turnovers per game with 15.8. The Nets surrender 110.7 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 21.2 assists allowed per contest and 30th with 46.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets are 4th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game this season.
The Wizards are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.1, and their defensive rating of 105.6 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 97 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 18th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Washington is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 25th in the league.
Brooklyn is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA. The Nets are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 109.6, and their offensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 10th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 22nd. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington -5
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