Brooklyn Nets vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 1/31/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Washington Wizards
Date: Sunday, January 31, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn (-9)
Capital One Arena is the site where and the Washington Wizards (3-12) will take on the Brooklyn Nets (13-8) on Sunday. Brooklyn opens this contest as 9-point favorites. The O/U is set at 243.5.
The Brooklyn Nets stepped onto the hardwood against the Oklahoma City Thunder and notched a win by a score of 147-125 in their last contest. Brooklyn finished the contest having earned a 57.0% FG percentage (57 of 100) and buried 19 of their 45 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Nets knocked down 14 of their 16 attempts for a percentage of 87.5%. In terms of rebounding, they compiled a total of 50 with 10 of them being offensive. They also distributed 33 dimes in this contest while earning 7 steals and 4 blocks. When talking about defense, Brooklyn let their opponent shoot 46.5% from the floor on 40 out of 86 shooting. Oklahoma City earned 23 assists and had 4 steals for the game. Additionally, the Thunder snagged 36 boards (6 offensive, 30 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Oklahoma City finished 85.3% at the charity stripe by making 29 of 34 attempts. They made 16 of their 38 attempts from distance.
Kyrie Irving is someone who was a contributor for this contest. He scored 25 points on 10 of 16 shooting. He played 33:40 mins played and also snagged 5 rebounds. Irving finished shooting 62.5% from the field and also totaled 7 dimes. An additional guy that was a contributor in the game for the Nets was James Harden. He snagged 10 rebounds and also earned 11 assists. He ended up going 64.3% from the floor for the game by hitting 9-of-14 (25 points). At the conclusion of this game, Harden saw the court for 32:27 min.
Brooklyn steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 13-8 for the campaign. The Nets are connecting on 39.5% on shots from 3-point land (306 of 775) and 82.0% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 121.0 pts per game (1st in the league) while shooting 49.5% from the floor. They cough up possession 15.0 times per game and as a group they commit 20.0 fouls per game. As a unit, Brooklyn is pulling in 45.5 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 563 dimes for the season, which is 1st in the league in terms of passing the ball. When they are on the defensive end, the Nets are able to force 13.0 turnovers every game and they draw 19.9 personal fouls. The Nets defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.4% (272 of 418) and they relinquish 44.0 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They rank 29th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 528 surrendered on the season. They are giving up 35.8% from 3-point land and they are ranked 26th in the NBA in PPG allowed (116.2).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Washington Wizards went home defeated by a final of 116-100 when they faced the Atlanta Hawks. The Wizards were able to collect 34 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards totaling 47 for this game. They also rejected 4 tries while earning 6 steals for the contest. The Hawks earned 30 fouls in this contest which got the Wizards to the charity stripe for a total of 38 tries. They were able to make 31 of them for a clip of 81.6%. Regarding shooting from downtown, Washington buried 7 out of 28 tries (25.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Wizards finished shooting 31 for 85 from the field which gave them a rate of 36.5%. The Wizards permitted the Hawks to convert 39 out of 87 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.8% in this contest. They shot 32.4% from three-point range by shooting 12 of 37 and ended up going 26 out of 34 from the free throw line (76.5%). Concerning how they attacked the glass, Washington allowed Atlanta to collect 47 in all (12 on the offensive side).
Bradley Beal pitched in for the Wizards in the game. He knocked down 10 out of 26 for the contest for a rate of 38.5%, which had him finishing with 26 points. Beal pulled down 2 rebounds in his 31:47 minutes of playing time and had 3 dimes for the game. One more player that ended being a contributor for Washington was Russell Westbrook. He ended up with 26 points in 27:06 minutes on the court by way of 8 out of 18 from the floor in this matchup. Westbrook ended the game having shot 44.4% from the floor while collecting 4 assists and 6 rebounds.
Washington has a win-loss mark of 3-12 so far this year. On the offensive side of the court, the Wizards are shooting 45.7% from the floor, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Washington has earned 1,720 points for the campaign (114.7 per contest) and they pull in 43.7 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 25.6 times per contest (10th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 13.9 times per game. The Wizards have committed 23.6 personal fouls every game while shooting 75.1% from the free throw line. The Wizards on the defensive end are ranked 29th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 120.1. They surrender 24.1 assists and 46.2 boards per contest, which has them ranked 13th and 21st in the NBA. The Washington defense allows 37.8% on shots from 3-point land (190 of 503) and their opponents are connecting on 77.5% of their free throw shots. They are able to force 15.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 48.6% from the floor (29th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Brooklyn (-9)
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