Brooklyn Nets at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 12/1/2018
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Capital One Arena to play the Washington Wizards on Saturday, December 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 5 point favorites.
The Nets head into this matchup with a mark of 8-14. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -1.8 as they average 109.3 points per contest while giving up 111.0 per game. The Wizards have an overall mark of 8-13. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They total 112.9 points per contest and give up 118.2, which is a point differential of -5.4.
Valuable Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 10-12-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 10-11-0 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 7-13-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 14-7-0 against the over/under
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/29/18 G Joe Harris Shoulder is questionable Friday vs Memphis
11/12/18 G Caris LeVert Foot is out indefinitely
10/20/18 SF Treveon Graham Leg is out indefinitely
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
11/28/18 C Dwight Howard Gluteus is out indefinitely
D'Angelo Russell averages 17.6 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest. He averages 5.6 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Spencer Dinwiddie comes into this contest averaging 16.0 points per game while playing 27.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Bradley Beal averages 21.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 76%. John Wall averages 21.5 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 8.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets allow 111.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.0 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they give up 21.0 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league. Brooklyn averages 109.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 44.6 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 17th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards surrender 118.2 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 25.6 assists allowed per contest, and 29th with 48.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards are 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per game. Washington is 9th in the league with 112.9 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -5.4. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 41.2 boards per game and 13th in assists per contest with 23.9. The Wizards are 21st in turnovers per game with 13.8.
The Nets are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.5, and their defensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 20th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Brooklyn is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 19th in the league.
Washington is 20th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 2nd in the NBA. The Wizards are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 114.7, and their offensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 30th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 102 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 15th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington -5
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