Brooklyn Nets vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 11/4/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Washington Wizards
Date: Friday, November 4, 2022
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn (+1)
The Brooklyn Nets are en route to Capital One Arena on Friday where they will compete against the Washington Wizards. Washington opens this matchup as 1-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The total is 224.
The Nets took the court against the Bulls and ended up losing by a score of 108-99 in their last game. When discussing personal fouls, the Nets ended up with 20 and the Bulls had 13 personal fouls. They also knocked down 12 of 30 attempts from distance. Chicago finished shooting 85.7% from the free throw line by converting 18 of their 21 attempts. On top of that, Chicago grabbed 44 rebounds (11 offensive, 33 defensive) and added 7 blocked shots. Chicago earned 20 assists and had 8 steals in the game. With respect to the defense, Brooklyn allowed the other team to shoot 43.8% from the floor on 39 of 89 shooting. They also dished out 27 assists for the matchup while forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and getting 4 steals. In reference to getting rebounds, they collected 38 with 4 of them being of the offensive sort. When they shot from the free throw line, the Nets knocked down 15 of their 19 tries for a rate of 78.9%. Brooklyn finished the contest with a 48.6% field goal percentage (36 of 74) and made 12 of their 32 3-pointers.
Kevin Durant is one player who was important in the game. Durant finished 56.3% from the floor and recorded 6 dimes. He played 38 minutes and also snagged 9 boards. He totaled 32 points on 9 out of 16 shooting.
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Brooklyn comes into this game with a win-loss mark of 2-6 this year. They turn it over 14.5 times per game and as a unit are committing 23.0 fouls per contest. As a unit, Brooklyn is pulling down 38.9 boards per contest and is sitting with 200 dimes this season, which has them ranked 13th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Nets are hitting 33.8% on shots from 3-point land (88 of 260) and 80.4% from the free throw line. They average 112.0 points per contest (21st in the NBA) while hitting 48.0% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Nets are forcing 15.0 turnovers per game while drawing 21.4 personal fouls. They give up 41.2% on shots from downtown and they are 25th in the league in PPG from their opponents (118.8). The Nets defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 47.0% (338 of 719) and they concede 45.8 rebounds per contest as a group. They are 18th in the NBA in giving up assists with 197 surrendered for the year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Wizards got the victory with a final of 121-111 when they played the 76ers. When discussing rebounds, Washington permitted Philadelphia to pull down 32 in total (6 on the offensive side). They finished the game shooting 52.8% from beyond the arc by connecting on 19 of 36 and walked away from this one shooting 14 out of 20 from the free throw line (70.0%). The Wizards allowed the 76ers to knock down 39 out of 84 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.4% for the matchup. Overall, the Wizards ended up shooting 45 out of 78 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 57.7%. When talking about shots from distance, Washington converted 5 out of their 21 tries (23.8%). They were able to make 26 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 81.3%. The 76ers had 25 fouls in the matchup which got the Wizards to the free throw line for a total of 32 attempts. They also gave up possession 7 times, while getting 4 steals in the game. The Wizards pulled down 36 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 43 for the contest.
Kristaps Porzingis was important for the Wizards for this game. Porzingis tallied 30 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 3 assists in this contest. He made 9 of 13 in this game for a rate of 69.2%, and had 9 rebounds.
Washington has a win-loss mark of 4-4 on the campaign. As an offensive team, the Wizards are connecting on 48.3% from the field, which has them ranked 4th in the league. Washington has accounted for 886 points so far this year (110.8 per contest) and they snag 43.4 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 24.3 times per contest (20th in the league) and they turn it over 14.1 times per contest. The Wizards are committing 20.6 fouls every game and they hit 81.5% from the charity stripe.
The Washington defense surrenders 40.4% on three-point shots (110 of 272) and their opponents are converting on 80.7% of their free throw shots. They surrender 22.6 dimes and 40.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, ranking them 5th and 4th in the league. The Wizards on defense are ranked 13th in basketball in points given up per game with 111.4. They are able to force 13.0 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.3% from the floor (10th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington (-1)
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