Brooklyn Nets vs Washington Wizards betting tips and predictions for Saturday’s NBA game at Barclays Center. It’s the 4th and final regular season meeting between the Wizards and Nets as Brooklyn looks to sweep with their 4th win in a row. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Just when things were starting to run smoothly for the Nets, Kyrie Irving has once again decided to shock the World. On Friday Irving requested a trade, just 6 days before the trade deadline, putting his team in an awkward spot as they now have to find a suitor for him or else he leaves for nothing in free agency. Teams like the Lakers, Mavericks and Heat are all being mentioned, so it promises to be a fun week for Nets fans. It’ll be interesting to see if that move leaves a mark on the team ahead of tonight’s game. Brooklyn got destroyed on the road in Boston by 43 points in their last game. Kevin Durant and Ben Simmons both remain sidelined, so it’ll be up to Irving to carry the team he requested to be traded away from.
The Wizards will be playing on a 2nd night of a back to back after suffering a tough home loss last night vs the Portland Trail Blazers. They were able to hold Damian Lillard to just 29 points, but the Blazers turned to other options and ended the Wizards’ 6 game win streak. Tonight’s a good chance to start a new one, even though they’ve lost all 3 meetings so far with the Nets this season. This time around they don’t have to worry about Durant, and have also been on a solid run in road games lately covering in 5 straight. They’ve also gone 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs Eastern Conference opponents, and are in a much better situation injury wise. Washington has the depth, with 3 players averaging 22, 22 and 21.8 points per game.
The locker room of the Nets is probably in limbo after the Irving trade request. Because of that I like the Wizards chances here, they are in much better shape and don’t have to worry about any injuries at the moment. Go with the road squad and the extra points.
Wizards +2 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Brooklyn Nets vs Washington Wizards Predictions & Odds
In 3 of their last 5 games the Nets have allowed 130+ points, that could prove to be problematic ahead of tonight’s game. Washington has gone over the total in 6 of 9 games played in February dating back to last season, so they are known to speed things up in this month. The two teams have averaged 228.1 points per game in the last 10 meetings, which is just around the projected total set for tonight’s game. Over the last 3 games the Nets have allowed 42.3% of threes, while the Wizards have averaged 13 threes made over their last 3 games. Washington also has flaws on defense, they’ve allowed an average of 64 points per game inside the paint over their last 3, so both teams have struggled defensively here. Expect a free flowing offensive game from both sides and a ton of points scored. Back the over.
Over 230.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365