Nets vs Wizards Prediction - NBA Picks 12/29/23

Washington Wizards (5-25) vs Brooklyn Nets (15-16)

Game Info: Friday, December 29, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)

Betting Odds: Washington Wizards +6.5 -- Over/Under: 239 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Brooklyn Nets and the Washington Wizards duke it out at the Capital One Arena on Friday night. Here’s a Nets vs Wizards Prediction.

Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets have been in a slump as they've lost six of their last eight games and they will be hoping to bounce back after getting run over by the Bucks in a 144-122 loss on Wednesday. Jalen Wilson led the team with 21 points and 10 rebounds off the bench, Dennis Smith Jr and Noah Clownley scored 14 points each while Dayron Sharpe chipped in with 12 points. As a team, the Nets shot just 44 percent from the field and seven of 32 from the 3-point line as they fought hard to keep pace with the Bucks until the fourth quarter where they allowed 44 points.

Brooklyn Nets Player Facts

  • Cameron Thomas is one of only two players to have scored 35+ points off the bench in a game this season.
  • Spencer Dinwiddie ranks 6th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for assists per game (6.6) this season.

Washington Wizards

Meanwhile, the Washington Wizards have been in a major slump of their own as they've lost 11 of their last 13 games and they will be hoping to avoid a fourth straight defeat after getting thrashed by the Raptors in a 132-102 loss on Wednesday. Kyle Kuzma and Jordan Poole led the team in scoring with 14 points each while Deni Avdija and Daniel Gafford scored 12 points each. As a team, the Wizards shot 46 percent from the field and eight of 33 from the 3-point line, but once again they fell behind early and just kept getting in deeper as the game wore on.

Washington Wizards Player Facts

  • Tyus Jones ranks 1st amongst qualified players for assist:turnover ratio (6.5) this season.
  • Daniel Gafford ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for FG% (69.3%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Wizards rank 30th in the league for opponent points per game this season (126.8).
  • The Wizards rank 30th in the league for opponent assists per game this season (30.6).
  • The Nets rank 30th in the league for steals per game this season (6.2).
  • The Nets rank 30th in the league for opponent turnovers per game this season (11.6).

Nets vs Wizards Prediction

The Nets are still shorthanded with Lonnie Walker out, but they could have Dorian Finney-Smith and Nic Claxton available here, while the Wizards have listed Danilo Gallinari as questionable here. You really couldn't back either team with much confidence these days as both teams are struggling and coming into this one fresh off blowout losses. The Nets didn't look good in their last outing, but with a couple players returning to the lineup, I think the Nets bounce back with a much-needed road win here.

 

Peter’s Pick Brooklyn -6.5

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