Washington Wizards vs Brooklyn Nets Predictions, NBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/2/2020
Game: Washington Wizards vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Sunday, August 2, 2020
Location: HP Field House in Orlando, Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn -2
HP Field House is the venue where Caris LeVert and the Brooklyn Nets (30-35, 4th in the Atlantic Division) will take on the Washington Wizards (24-41, 3rd in the Southeast Division) on Sunday. The spread on this matchup has Brooklyn as 2-point favorites. The over/under is set at 233.5.
The Wizards are covering 50.8% of the time, having gone 32-31-2 ATS. Brooklyn is covering the spread 47.7% of the time, going 31-34-0 against the spread.
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
10/18/19 PG John Wall Achilles is out for season
07/31/20 SG Garrison Mathews Personal is questionable Sunday vs Brooklyn
07/07/20 SG Bradley Beal Rotator Cuff is out for season
06/28/20 PF Davis Bertans Personal is out for season
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/19 SF Kevin Durant Achilles is out for season
07/31/20 G Jamal Crawford Undisclosed is questionable Sunday vs Washington
07/19/20 SF Michael Beasley COVID-19 is out for season
07/12/20 SF Taurean Prince COVID-19 is out for season
07/09/20 PG Spencer Dinwiddie COVID-19 is out for season
06/29/20 C DeAndre Jordan COVID-19 is out for season
06/29/20 SF Wilson Chandler COVID-19 is out for season
06/28/20 PF Nicolas Claxton Undisclosed is out for season
02/20/20 PG Kyrie Irving Shoulder is out for season
Shabazz Napier comes into this game averaging 10.4 points per contest while playing 24.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Troy Brown Jr. averages 9.8 points per contest in 24.9 minutes per game. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 5.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Caris LeVert scores 17.7 points per contest while playing 29.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 4 rebounds per contest and has 4.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Jarrett Allen averages 10.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 25.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.4 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 65% and his free throw percentage is 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 115.6 points per contest, which is 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 16th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 41.6 boards per contest and 25.2 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 22nd with 14.1 per game. The Wizards allow 119.7 points per contest, which is 30th in the NBA. They also surrender a 49% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 28th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they allow 25.3 assists per game which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 18th in the NBA with 110.9 points per contest this season. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -0.78. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 26th in the league. They are 2nd in the NBA in rebounding with 48.3 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 24.1. The Nets are 4th in turnovers per contest with 15.5. The Nets give up 111.7 points per game, which ranks them 18th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 5th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 22.6 dimes allowed per game and 22nd with 45.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Nets are 3rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per contest this year.
The Wizards are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.8, and their defensive rating of 115.8 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 102.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 21st. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league. Washington is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 1st in the league.
Brooklyn is 8th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 27th in the league. The Nets are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.2, and their defensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 101.2 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.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn -2
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