The Wizards and Nets are set to face off at 7:30 ET on YES. The Nets will host the game at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. This Eastern conference matchup has an over/under of 240.5 points, and the Nets are favored to win at home vs. the Wizards at DraftKings NY.
Washington Wizards Preview
As they prepare to face off against the Nets, the Wizards are 3-17 overall and are looking to snap a three game losing streak. The Wizards have a 2-10 record on the road this season, compared to their 1-7 record when playing at home.
So far, Washington is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 9-11. On the road, the Wizards have an ATS record of 8-4 compared to a 1-7 record vs. the spread at home.
The Wizards offense is coming off a game in which they scored 126 points vs. the 76ers. Overall their field goal percentage was 56.5% while connecting on 14 threes. Leading the Wizards in scoring vs. the 76ers was Jordan Poole with his 23 points. Tyus Jones also added 20 points for the Wizards.
The Wizards’ defense is presently ranked 30th in the league, allowing an average of 125.4 points per contest.
In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Wizards defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 58.4% while allowing 36.5% from downtown.
Brooklyn Nets Preview
Facing the Wizards today, the Nets look to maintain their record above .500, which currently stands at 11-9. The Eastern Conference sees the Nets currently at 9th, and in the Atlantic division, they are 4th.
Against the spread, Brooklyn are currently above .500, at 15-4 ATS. The Nets have a two game ATS win streak as underdogs, and they hold a 7-1 record against the spread when they are the favorites.
The Nets offense is coming off a game in which they scored 114 points vs. the Hawks. Overall their field goal percentage was 45.7% while connecting on 11 threes. In terms of three-point shooting, the Nets offense has been good from outside, hitting 39% of their three-pointers on an average of 38.5 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 47%.
Brooklyn’s defense is currently in line with the NBA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 114.0 points per game.
The Nets defense is coming off a game in which they held the Hawks offense to just 45.7% shooting. Overall, they gave up 113 points to Atlanta.
The Wizards are coming off a season where they had a win-loss record of 0-4 against the Nets during the 2022-2023 season. In games against the Nets, the scoring average was 223.5, and their against-the-spread (ATS) record was also 0-4.
Last season, the Wizards and Nets did not face off head-to-head. When looking back over the last three times these two teams have played, the Nets have the leg up at 3-0. The Nets also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 3-0. These games averaged a combined total of 218 points per game leading to an over/under record of 1-2. As the host vs. the Wizards, the Nets have gone 3-0 vs the spread.
How to Bet Nets vs. Wizards in New York
Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +9, the Wizards is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout. As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 240.5, and our model projects the Wizards and Nets to reach a combined total of 220 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
- SportsBettingNY ATS Prediction: Wizards +9
- SportsBettingNY OU Prediction: Under 240.5