Brooklyn Nets at Washington Wizards - 1/31/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Washington Wizards (3-12) vs Brooklyn Nets (13-8)
Game Info: Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)
Betting Odds: Washington Wizards +9 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Brooklyn Nets and Washington Wizards meet Sunday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena.
The Brooklyn Nets look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 121 points on 49.5 percent shooting and allowing 116.2 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 30.5 points and 5.5 assists while Kyrie Irving is averaging 27.7 points and 4.8 rebounds. James Harden is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Harris is dishing two assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 39.5 percent from beyond the arc and 82 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game.
The Washington Wizards look to snap a four-game losing streak. The Washington Wizards are averaging 114.7 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 120.1 points on 48.6 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 34.5 points and 5.1 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 18.9 points and 9.6 assists. Rui Hachimura is the third double-digit scorer and Davis Bertans is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game.
The Nets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games. The Wizards are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 15-2 in Nets last 17 overall. The over is 6-2 in Wizards last 8 home games. The Nets are 4-15 ATS in the last 19 meetings in Washington and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
I've been fading the Nets for a while because their defensive effort just isn't up to par, but in this match they should have a field day. The Washington Wizards are the worst defensive team in the league and they're losing their last five games by an average of 10.4 points. It's hard to back the Wizards with any confidence and it's even worse when it looks like Beal wants to leave Washington. The Nets are going to have an offensive explosion in this contest. I'll lay the chalk with the Nets.