The Brooklyn Nets visit the nation's capital to face the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. Brooklyn is 15-5 on the road this season with a 27-16 overall record. Washington is 23-21 after four wins in the last five games, and the Wizards are 13-8 at home in 2021-22. Kevin Durant (knee), Joe Harris (ankle), Nicolas Claxton (hamstring) and Paul Millsap (personal) are out for the Nets, with DeAndre' Bembry (back) listed as questionable.
Caesars Sportsbook lists the Wizards as one-point favorites at home, and tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. The total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, or the Over-Under, is 234.5 in the latest Nets vs. Wizards odds. Before you make any NBA predictions with the Nets vs. Wizards match-up, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Nets vs. Wizards, and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Wizards vs. Nets:
- Nets vs. Wizards spread: Wizards -1
- Nets vs. Wizards over-under: 234.5 points
- Nets vs. Wizards money line: Wizards -115, Nets -105
- BKN: The Nets are 11-9 against the spread in away games
- WASH: The Wizards are 12-9 against the spread in home games
Why the Nets can cover
Brooklyn's offense is quite strong and the team's defense is playing well. The Nets are in the top 10 of the NBA in offensive efficiency, with a top-five mark in shooting efficiency. Brooklyn takes care of the ball well, creating 1.81 assists for every turnover, and the Nets are a huge threat in transition with 14.0 fast break points per game. Washington's defense ranks in the bottom tier in free throw prevention and turnover creation, and the Nets should be able to take advantage of that weakness.
On defense, Brooklyn is giving up only 1.09 points per possession, and the Nets are No. 3 in field goal percentage allowed (43.8 percent) and No. 1 in three-point percentage allowed (32.5 percent). Brooklyn is No. 6 in the NBA in both blocked shots (5.7 per game) and assists allowed (23.0 per game), and the Wizards are dead-last in the NBA in three-pointers per game.
Why the Wizards can cover
Washington is much closer to full strength in this matchup, and the Wizards are playing well recently. Even though they were listed as slight underdogs, they routed the 76ers 117-98 in their Monday matchup. It was an incredibly balanced attack as the Wizards had seven players score 11 or more points. Kyle Kuzma had a huge night with 15 points, 16 rebounds, four assists and three blocks.
Kuzma ranks second on the team with 15.7 points per game, trailing only Bradley Beal (23.7 ppg). Washington hasn't been great against the spread overall this season, but the Wizards have fared better at home, posting a 12-9 ATS record. They're also 9-6-1 ATS against teams that have won at least 55 percent of their games.
How to make Wizards vs. Nets picks
SportsLine's model is leaning under on the total, projecting 232 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits almost 60 percent of the time. You can only see the model's pick at SportsLine.
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