Brooklyn Nets vs Washington Wizards Predictions, Free NBA Picks 2/26/2020
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Washington Wizards
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn -2.5
Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards (20-36, 3rd in the Southeast Division) host the Brooklyn Nets (26-30, 4th in the Atlantic Division) at Capital One Arena on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. The spread on this matchup has Brooklyn as 2.5 point favorites. The over/under opens at 235.
The Nets are covering the spread 48.2% of the time, having gone 27-29-0 ATS. Washington is covering 50.9% of the time, going 28-27-1 against the spread.
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/19 SF Kevin Durant Achilles is out indefinitely
02/20/20 PG Kyrie Irving Shoulder is out for season
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
10/18/19 PG John Wall Achilles is out indefinitely
02/24/20 PF Davis Bertans Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Brooklyn
Spencer Dinwiddie averages 20.8 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest. He averages 6.7 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Joe Harris comes into this contest averaging 13.7 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Ish Smith averages 10.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 4.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 68%. Bradley Beal averages 30.1 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 6.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets allow 110.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.3 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league. Brooklyn averages 110.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 48.4 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 2nd and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards surrender 120.1 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.6 assists allowed per contest, and 25th with 46.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards are 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per game. Washington is 6th in the league with 115.8 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -4.3. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 42.3 boards per game and 11th in assists per contest with 25.6. The Wizards are 22nd in turnovers per game with 14.1.
The Nets are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.8, and their defensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 101.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 23rd. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. Brooklyn is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 27th in the league.
Washington is 24th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 2nd in the NBA. The Wizards are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 115.8, and their offensive rating of 111.7 is ranked 30th. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 103.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 15th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn -2.5
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