Washington Wizards at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 12/14/2018
Friday, December 14, 2018
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The Washington Wizards travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, December 14, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Brooklyn as 1.5 point favorites.
The Wizards head into this matchup with a mark of 11-17. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -4.8 as they average 112.1 points per contest while giving up 116.9 per game. The Nets have an overall record of 11-18 this season. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They average 109.3 points per game and surrender 111.1, good for a point differential of -1.8.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 10-17-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 17-11-0 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 14-15-0 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 13-15-0 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/12/18 SF Otto Porter Jr. Knee is questionable Friday vs Brooklyn
11/28/18 C Dwight Howard Gluteus is out indefinitely
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
11/12/18 G Caris LeVert Foot is out indefinitely
John Wall averages 21.0 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest. He averages 8.5 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%. Bradley Beal comes into this contest averaging 22.9 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Spencer Dinwiddie averages 16.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 77%. D'Angelo Russell averages 17.9 points per game while playing 29.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 5.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards allow 116.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.6 rebounds a game which ranks 29th, and they give up 25.3 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league. Washington averages 112.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 40.7 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 28th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 13.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets surrender 111.1 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 21.7 assists allowed per contest, and 18th with 45.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game. Brooklyn is 18th in the league with 109.3 points per game this year. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -1.8. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 16th in the league in rebounding with 45.2 boards per game and 23rd in assists per contest with 22.4. The Nets are 15th in turnovers per game with 14.3.
The Wizards are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.4, and their defensive rating of 114.1 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league. Washington is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 7th in the league.
Brooklyn is 15th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league. The Nets are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110, and their defensive rating of 111.8 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 21st. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Brooklyn -1.5
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