Brooklyn Nets vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 12/12/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Washington Wizards
Date: Monday, December 12, 2022
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
The Brooklyn Nets are headed to Capital One Arena on Monday where they will attempt to beat the Washington Wizards.
The Nets faced the Pacers and went home with a win by a final score of 136-133 in their last contest. When it comes to personal fouls, the Nets left the arena with 24 and the Pacers totaled 27 personal fouls. They knocked down 21 of 44 attempts from distance. Indiana finished the contest at 75.0% from the free throw line by making 18 of their 24 shots. Moreover, Indiana grabbed 30 rebounds (7 offensive, 23 defensive) and added 3 rejections. Indiana earned 30 dimes and had 10 steals for this game. When discussing defense, Brooklyn allowed their opponent to shoot 55.3% from the floor on 47 of 85 shooting. They also doled out 19 assists for the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 18 turnovers and having 7 steals. When talking about hauling in boards, they compiled 59 with 29 of them being of the offensive variety. At the charity stripe, the Nets knocked down 23 of their 32 shots for a rate of 71.9%. Brooklyn ended having earned a 52.0% FG percentage (52 out of 100) and converted 9 of their 28 three-point attempts.
Cam Thomas is a guy who came through in the game. He ended up finishing with 33 points on 13 of 20 shooting. He was on the court for 29 mins played and grabbed 3 rebounds. Thomas ended up shooting 65.0% from the floor but wasn't able to get a dime.
Get all of our NBA Picks Tonight
Brooklyn comes into this game with a record of 16-12 on the campaign. They cough up possession 14.9 times per game and as a team are committing 22.0 fouls every game. As a unit, Brooklyn is pulling down 40.8 boards per game and is sitting with 731 dimes this year, which has them ranked 4th in basketball in terms of passing. The Nets are connecting on 37.3% on shots from downtown (329 of 883) and 79.1% from the free throw line. They average 112.5 points per game (17th in basketball) on 50.0% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Nets are forcing 14.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.1 fouls. They are 12th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 649 conceded on the campaign. The Nets defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 45.2% (1,120 of 2,477) and they concede 43.9 rebounds per game as a team. They concede 38.0% on three-point shots while they are 10th in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (111.3).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Wizards took a defeat with a final score of 114-107 against the Clippers. With respect to how they rebounded, Washington allowed Los Angeles to grab 42 in total (9 offensive). They finished 39.6% from 3-point land by connecting on 19 of 48 and finished the contest at 15 of 16 at the charity stripe (93.8%). The Wizards allowed the Clippers to convert 40 of 94 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 42.6% in the game. At the conclusion of this game, the Wizards finished shooting 37 for 85 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 43.5%. Regarding three-point attempts, Washington knocked down 16 of 34 attempts (47.1%). They were able to make 17 of the free throws for a percentage of 89.5%. The Clippers had 16 fouls in the matchup which got the Wizards to the charity stripe for 19 attempts. They also coughed it up 14 times, while earning 8 steals for the matchup. The Wizards were able to corral 42 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards totaling 50 in the game.
Kristaps Porzingis was important for the Wizards in the matchup. He buried 8 out of 20 in this matchup giving him a rate of 40.0%, and added 15 rebounds. Porzingis earned 30 points in his 37 minutes of playing time and had 5 assists in this matchup.
Washington has a win-loss mark of 11-16 so far this year. The Wizards are responsible for committing 19.8 personal fouls per game and they connect on 76.9% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 24.6 times per game (16th in basketball) and they turn it over 13.6 times per game. Washington has scored 2,992 pts this season (110.8 per game) and they collect 44.4 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Wizards are shooting 47.2% from the floor, which is ranked 13th in the NBA.
The Washington defense concedes 37.7% on shots from behind the 3-point line (340 of 903) and opponents are connecting on 81.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 23.8 assists and 43.7 total boards per game, which has them ranked 7th and 16th in the NBA. The Wizards on the defensive side of the court are 15th in the NBA in points given up per game with 113.0. They are forcing their opponents into 12.7 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.8% from the floor (7th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Today's Free NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Expert NBA Picks