Nets vs Wizards Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Washington Wizards
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn -1.5
Ish Smith and the Washington Wizards (16-31, 3rd in the Southeast Division) host the Brooklyn Nets (20-26, 4th in the Atlantic Division) at Capital One Arena on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The spread on this contest has Brooklyn as 1.5 point favorites. The total is set at 239.
The Nets cover the spread 43.5% of the time, having gone 20-26-0 ATS. Washington is covering the spread 50.0% of the time, going 23-23-1 against the spread.
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/19 SF Kevin Durant Achilles is out indefinitely
01/31/20 SG Garrett Temple Head is upgraded to probable Friday vs Chicago
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/22/19 C Moritz Wagner Ankle is out indefinitely
10/18/19 PG John Wall Achilles is out indefinitely
01/30/20 PF Rui Hachimura Groin is questionable Saturday vs Brooklyn
01/30/20 SG Garrison Mathews Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Brooklyn
01/30/20 SG Jordan McRae Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Brooklyn
Spencer Dinwiddie comes into this contest averaging 21.4 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Kyrie Irving averages 26.8 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.6 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Ish Smith averages 11.0 points per game while playing 26.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Bradley Beal averages 28.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 6.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 109.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 48.0 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 15.8 per game. The Nets allow 112.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.0 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 4th in the league with 115.7 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -5.2. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 42.3 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 25.6. The Wizards are 21st in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Wizards surrender 121.0 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 25.8 assists allowed per contest and 18th with 46.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards are 22nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game.
The Nets are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 108.5, and their offensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 13th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 101.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA. Brooklyn is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA.
Washington is 24th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 1st in the NBA. The Wizards are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 117.1, and their offensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 30th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 16th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Nets/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Brooklyn -1.5
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