The last time these two teams played each other on Jan. 19, the Nets defeated the Wizards 119-118 at Capital One Arena. Irving scored a team-high 30 points, to go along with seven assists, and three rebounds. The Wizards are 2.5-point favorites according to DraftKings Sportsbook, with the total set at 217.
Nets vs. Wizards, 7:30 p.m. ET
Pick ATS: Wizards -2.5
The Nets are in a state of flux as they’ve lost nine-straight games entering tonight’s game against the Wizards. Brooklyn will not have superstar guard James Harden for the third-straight game, who is out with a hamstring injury and could be possibly traded by the 3 p.m. ET trade deadline.
Brooklyn has lost six consecutive road games by an average of 13.2 points per game. The Nets are 5-15 against the spread in their last 20 games and 5-6 ATS as the road underdog this season. However, they are also 14-14 ATS away from Barclays Center.
The Wizards have lost four out of of their last five games and six straight games at home. Washington is coming off 21-point loss to the Miami Heat on Monday night. The Wiz are 1-8 ATS in their last nine games and 0-6 ATS in their last six road games. This is going to be an ugly game between two teams that are spiraling out of control. If I have to pick a side, I’m taking the Wizards.
Over/Under: Under 217
In their first two matchups this season, the total points scored were 194 and 237. The Nets are 25-28-1 when it comes to the over this season, while the total has gone under in four out of the Wizards’ last five games.
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