Washington Wizards vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 3/21/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Sunday, March 21, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+8)
The Washington Wizards (15-25) travel to Barclays Center on Sunday where they'll meet the Brooklyn Nets (28-14). Brooklyn opens this game as 8-point favorites. The O/U is set at 245.
The Washington Wizards faced off with the Utah Jazz and walked away with a win by a score of 131-122 in their last contest. Washington ended the contest with a 54.7% FG percentage (47 out of 86) and knocked down 7 of their 17 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Wizards made 30 of 38 attempts for a rate of 78.9%. With regard to rebounding, they earned 43 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 23 dimes for this contest in addition to forcing the opposition into 16 turnovers and earning 6 steals. With respect to defense, Washington allowed the other team to shoot 45.8% from the field on 44 of 96 shooting. Utah earned 19 dimes and had 10 steals for the game. Moreover, Utah pulled down 47 rebounds (11 offensive, 36 defensive) and earned 2 blocks. Utah finished 57.1% from the charity stripe by knocking down 16 of 28 attempts. They also made 18 of their 48 attempts from downtown.
Bradley Beal is a player who was a factor for the contest. He recorded 43 points on 16 out of 24 shooting. He played 39:21 minutes played and also totaled 2 boards. Beal finished the contest at 66.7% from the field and also totaled 5 assists. One more player that came through in the game for the Wizards was Russell Westbrook. He grabbed 15 rebounds in 37:40 min played on the night. He ended up shooting 52.2% from the floor in the game by connecting on 12-of-23 (35 points). When the final whistle was blown, Westbrook accounted for 13 assists.
Washington comes into this matchup with a win-loss record of 15-25 on the campaign. The Wizards are shooting 34.4% on shots from beyond the arc (441 of 1,282) and 76.7% from the free throw line. They average 115.2 points per game (6th in the NBA) while shooting 46.3% from the floor. They are giving up possession 14.2 times per game and as a group they commit 22.1 fouls every game. As a unit, Washington is pulling in 43.7 boards per game and is sitting with 995 dimes so far this year, which is 19th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end, the Wizards are forcing their opponents into 15.2 turnovers per game while drawing 22.7 personal fouls. The Wizards are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 47.6% (608 of 908) and they surrender 47.4 rebounds per game as a unit. They rank 11th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 976 relinquished on the season. They relinquish 38.4% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 30th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (120.2).
When they last played, the Brooklyn Nets took a defeat with a final score of 121-113 against the Orlando Magic. The Nets recorded 30 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 39 for this contest. They also coughed up the ball 8 times, while getting 9 steals in this matchup. The Magic were called for 20 fouls in this game which took the Nets to the charity stripe for 23 attempts. They were able to make 17 of them for a rate of 73.9%. Concerning shots from downtown, Brooklyn converted 10 of 37 attempts (27.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Nets went 43 for 91 from the floor which had them at 47.3%. The Nets permitted the Magic to make 43 of 84 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.2% in the game. They finished 52.5% from beyond the arc by connecting on 21 out of 40 and finished the game at 14 of 20 at the charity stripe (70.0%). Regarding rebounds, Brooklyn permitted Orlando to snag 44 overall (8 on the offensive side).
Kyrie Irving pitched in for the Nets for the contest. He buried 19 out of 31 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 61.3%, and tallied 6 rebounds. Irving accumulated 43 points in his 38:56 mins on the court and had 4 assists for the matchup. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Brooklyn was James Harden. He left the arena with 9 assists in his 34:29 minutes played, and he shot 4 out of 15 from the floor. Harden ended the game having shot 26.7% from the field while notching 19 points and 4 total rebounds.
Brooklyn has a mark of 28-14 on the season. Brooklyn has accumulated 5,056 pts for the year (120.4 per contest) and they pull down 44.0 boards per game. The Nets commit 19.0 fouls per contest and they connect on 79.9% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Nets are connecting on 50.0% from the floor, which is ranked 1st in the league. They are assisting teammates 26.8 times per game (6th in the NBA) and they turn it over 14.3 times per contest. The Nets defensively are ranked 27th in basketball in points allowed per game with 115.4. They are able to force 12.6 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.6% from the field (14th in the league). The Brooklyn defense concedes 36.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter (542 of 1,483) and their opponents are knocking down 77.7% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 24.7 dimes and 42.2 rebounds per game, which is 16th and 6th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington (+8)
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