Washington Wizards vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 10/25/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Monday, October 25, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+8.5)
The Brooklyn Nets (1-2) will compete against the Washington Wizards (2-0) at Barclays Center on Monday. Washington opens as 8.5-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 233.5.
The Wizards faced the Pacers and earned the victory with a final of 135-134 in their last game. Washington wrapped up the contest having earned a 52.1% FG percentage (49 out of 94) and buried 19 of their 38 3-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Wizards made 18 of 19 attempts for a rate of 94.7%. With respect to rebounding, they collected a total of 38 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 24 assists in the game in addition to forcing the other team into 6 turnovers and earning 5 steals. When it comes to defense, Washington allowed 53.6% from the floor on 52 out of 97 shooting. Indiana dished out 42 dimes and had 28 steals for this game. Moreover, Indiana had 35 rebounds (7 offensive, 28 defensive) and added 6 blocked shots. Indiana finished the game at 75.0% at the free throw line by burying 15 of their 20 tries. They knocked down 15 of their 34 attempts from three-point range.
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Spencer Dinwiddie is one guy who was important in the game. He ended up finishing with 34 points on 13 of 24 shooting. He was on the court for 35 mins and also totaled 6 rebounds. Dinwiddie finished the contest at 54.2% from the field and totaled 9 assists.
Washington comes into this game with a record of 2-0 on the year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 15.5 times per game and as a squad they commit 19.0 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Washington is pulling down 44.5 rebounds per game and has tallied 44 dimes on the campaign, which is 27th in the league in terms of passing. The Wizards are hitting 36.9% on 3-pointers (24 of 65) and 86.7% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 116.5 points per contest (7th in basketball) while shooting 48.6% from the floor. On defense, the Wizards are forcing 15.5 turnovers every game while drawing 21.5 personal fouls. They rank 6th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 42 relinquished for the campaign. The Wizards defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 42.3% (31 of 43) and they relinquish 48.0 rebounds per game as a unit. They are giving up 32.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 13th in the NBA in PPG allowed (108.5).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Nets took a defeat with a final score of 111-95 against the Hornets. The Nets pulled down 35 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 44 for the matchup. They also turned it over 17 times, while getting 10 steals in the matchup. The Hornets earned 12 fouls for this contest which took the Nets to the free throw line for a total of 12 tries. They were able to make 10 of the free throws for a rate of 83.3%. With regard to 3-point attempts, Brooklyn knocked down 9 out of 35 attempts (25.7%). Overall, the Nets finished shooting 38 out of 87 from the floor which gave them a rate of 43.7%. The Nets permitted the Hornets to make 43 of their 94 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 45.7% in this matchup. They shot 33.3% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 10 out of 30 and walked away from this one shooting 15 of 19 from the free throw line (78.9%). With respect to team rebounding, Brooklyn permitted Charlotte to snag 38 overall (10 on the offensive side).
Kevin Durant was important for the Nets for the game. He converted 17 of 24 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 70.8%, and had 5 rebounds. Durant earned 38 points in his 36 mins on the court and tallied 3 dimes for this contest.
Brooklyn has a record of 1-2 this year. Brooklyn has totaled 313 points this season (104.3 per contest) and they pull in 45.0 boards per game. The Nets are committing 17.3 fouls every game and they hit 72.9% from the charity stripe. In terms of offensive execution, the Nets are hitting on 44.8% from the field, which has them ranked 18th in the NBA. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 21.0 times per contest (25th in the league) and they turn the ball over 14.3 times per game. The Nets on the defensive end are ranked 20th in basketball in PPG allowed with 115.7. The Brooklyn defense gives up 36.9% on 3-pointers (41 of 111) and opponents are knocking down 79.2% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 22.7 assists and 45.7 boards per contest, which is 11th and 11th in the NBA. They have forced 10.0 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 46.2% from the field (19th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Washington (+8.5)
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