Washington Wizards vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 1/3/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Sunday, January 3, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+10)
The Washington Wizards (1-5) head to Barclays Center on Sunday where they'll take on the Brooklyn Nets (3-3). Washington opens this matchup as 10-point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 241.5.
The Washington Wizards took the court against the Minnesota Timberwolves and earned the victory with a final of 130-109 in their last game. Washington finished the game having earned a 55.1% FG percentage (49 out of 89) and made 16 out of their 33 3-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Wizards converted 16 of their 21 attempts for a percentage of 76.2%. When it comes to grabbing boards, they compiled 43 with 8 of them being offensive. They also recorded 35 assists for this contest in addition to earning 9 steals and 3 blocked shots. Regarding defending, Washington allowed 47.7% from the field on 42 out of 88 shooting. Minnesota totaled 17 dimes and had 9 steals for this game. On top of that, the Timberwolves pulled down 43 rebounds (11 offensive, 32 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Minnesota shot 57.1% when shooting free throws by making 12 of their 21 attempts. They also made 13 of their 36 shots from distance.
Bradley Beal is someone who was a factor for the contest. He recorded 31 points on 12 of 20 shooting. He was on the court for 27:58 minutes and also totaled 3 boards. Beal ended up going 60.0% from the field and also recorded 7 assists. One more player that was a determining factor in the game for the Wizards was Thomas Bryant. He totaled 7 boards and also earned 2 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 100.0% from the floor for the game by shooting 7-of-7 (18 points). When the final whistle blew, Bryant played 22:01 min.
Washington will enter this matchup with a win-loss mark of 1-5 on the season. They average 117.8 pts per contest (5th in the league) while hitting 48.7% from the field. The Wizards are shooting 37.9% on 3-point shots (74 of 195) and 74.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Washington is collecting 42.8 boards per contest and is sitting with 170 assists this season, which is 1st in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 16.3 times per contest and as a squad are committing 25.2 fouls per contest. When they are on defense, the Wizards are able to force 15.5 turnovers every game while drawing 22.0 fouls. They are 28th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 143 conceded for the year. The Wizards defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 47.9% (93 of 132) and they relinquish 45.0 rebounds per game as a team. They surrender 36.5% on 3-pointers and they are 27th in the league in PPG from their opponents (120.0).
For their last game, the Brooklyn Nets took a defeat with a final score of 114-96 when they played the Atlanta Hawks. The Nets pulled down 35 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 45 for the game. They rejected 6 attempts while getting 6 steals for this contest. The Hawks earned 20 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Nets to the free throw line for 23 shots. They were able to make 19 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 82.6%. When discussing three-point shots, Brooklyn knocked down 7 of their 37 attempts (18.9%). When the final whistle was blown, the Nets finished 35 out of 86 from the field which had them sitting at 40.7%. The Nets permitted the Hawks to convert 43 of their 93 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 46.2% for the matchup. They wrapped up this game 41.0% from three-point range by shooting 16 of 39 and ended up going 12 out of 14 from the charity stripe (85.7%). In the matter of cleaning the glass, Brooklyn permitted Atlanta to grab 48 in total (10 on the offensive side).
Kevin Durant was important for the Nets for this contest. He made 10 of 21 in the game giving him a rate of 47.6%, which had him sitting at 28 points. Durant totaled 8 boards in his 37:28 minutes of playing time and earned 4 dimes for the game. One more player that was important for Brooklyn was Kyrie Irving. He notched 18 points in 33:07 mins on the hardwood by going 6 of 21 from the floor in the matchup. Irving walked away from this one going 28.6% from the floor in addition to earning 4 dimes and 11 total rebounds.
Brooklyn has a mark of 3-3 so far this season. The Nets have committed 20.2 fouls every game and they go 80.1% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 24.2 times per contest (18th in the NBA) and they cough up possession 16.0 times per game. Brooklyn has tallied 704 points for the season (117.3 per game) and they collect 46.8 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Nets are shooting 46.3% from the floor, which ranks 14th in the league. The Nets defensively are ranked 16th in the league in points per game surrendered with 111.8. They have forced 15.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 42.7% from the field (2nd in the league). The Brooklyn defense allows 34.6% on shots from beyond the arc (72 of 208) and their opposition knocks down 73.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 25.8 assists and 50.7 boards per contest, ranking them 23rd and 29th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Brooklyn (-10)
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