Brooklyn Nets vs Washington Wizards betting tips and predictions for Wednesday’s NBA game at Barclays Center. The Nets are hoping to win their 3rd game in a row as they host the Washington Wizards. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Brooklyn is already 1-0 this season against these Wizards having beaten them 128-86 on the road earlier in the year. They are in a good groove entering tonight’s game after back-to-back wins over the Blazers and Magic. Kevin Durant stole the headlines in their last win dropping 45 points on the Magic in what was one of his best games of the season.
The Nets will be without Ben Simmons tonight who has a knee issue, which is a shame as he’s finally picked up his play and looks more like the player he was back in his days with Philadelphia. Aside from that, no other notable player is out for Brooklyn and with a 6-2 record in their last 8 games vs Southeast Division teams I am really liking their chances tonight.
The Wizards are also coming off a huge win in their last game as they took care of the Minnesota Timberwolves 142-127. Kristaps Porzingis had himself a game with 41 points and a career high 29 in the first half. It was one of the best offensive showings from the Wizards this season, however it will be difficult to replicate that performance against a Nets team that has owned them lately. Washington has just 2 wins in the last 6 meetings, they’ve failed to cover the spread in the last 5 games vs Eastern Conference teams. Playing teams from the Atlantic Division has been an issue for a while now, this team is only 1-7 SU in the last 8 such games. They too are in solid shape in terms of injuries, with only Delon Wright and Rui Hachimura missing.
With the Nets dominating the first meeting of the season, I have them winning yet another one against the Wizards. The oddsmakers have them favored by just 6 points, I think the combination of KD and Kyrie will be enough to see the Nets cover that spread.
Brooklyn Nets vs Washington Wizards Predictions & Odds
I have a feeling tonight’s game could be a high scoring one, at least if we are to judge tonight’s game by recent head-to-head meetings between these teams. The last 10 have averaged a combined 229.3 points per game and 2 of the 3 most recent meetings have both gone over the total. Both teams are scoring at a high rate lately – Washington has gone over in 4 of their last 5 games, and we just saw them put 142 past the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Although the Nets have improved dramatically on defense this season, this team is still capable of scoring a ton of points on any given night. They own the 12th best offensive rating in the NBA, when you have players like Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving on your team there’s not a single worry offensively. Back the points in tonight’s game.