Wizards vs. Nets NBA Odds and Preview – February 17th, 2022

The Wizards play the second of back-to-back road games at the Barclays Center. This is the last matchup between the two teams, with Washington snatching the latest game by a point. However, the Nets still have the edge over them after drawing first blood and winning another game in January, 119-118. We expect another neck-and-neck game between the two Eastern Conference teams on Thursday night.

Get a full preview of the Wizards vs. Nets game down below. Nitrobetting goes over the game’s important points, including event details, team and player stats, and the latest NBA betting odds. More than that, we share crucial betting trends and predictions that help you lock in on the best picks.

Wizards vs. Nets Game Information

  • When: Thursday, February 17, 2022, 7:30 PM ET
  • Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • TV: NBA TV
  • Radio: Wizards Radio 24/7 (Wizards) / Sports Radio 66 (Nets)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: TBA

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Why Bet on the Washington Wizards?

The Wizards are having a disappointing few weeks. They managed to win three games in ten contests, which is underwhelming compared to how the team started the season. Washington is coming off a 113-108 defeat in the hands of the Pacers.

The team averages 106.9 points (22nd) per game. They are a good shooting team, averaging 46.3% (11th) in 57 games played. The Wizards are particularly impressive from the shorter range. They hold the better stats in this department over the Nets. As a team, Washington hits 54.2% of their shots from the two-point range (fifth). The side also does well in the paint and averages 50.3 points (third) per game.

Let’s go over the Wizards’ defense. The team allows 109.9 points (17th) per game. They have an impressive two-point shooting defense and limit teams to 51.2% (fifth) in this area. Washington holds opponents to 45.7% shooting (17th) and records a 51.8% opponent effective field goal percentage (tenth).

The most recent addition to the lineup via trade, Kristaps Porzingis, remains unavailable in this matchup. Thomas Bryan steps up to fill the position while the starting center recovers from a knee injury.

Why Bet on the Brooklyn Nets?

The Brooklyn Nets are out of deep waters and now ride a two-game winning streak. After struggling with lineup issues and injuries the past few weeks, the team gets more breathing room as Andre Drummond and Seth Curry breathe life into the team. Meanwhile, Ben Simmons’ availability remains certain.

Nevertheless, the Nets still have the edge over the visitors this Thursday. They average 110.9 points (11th) per game on 46.8% shooting (fifth). The side does particularly well from the line. Brooklyn hits 81.2% of their free throws (fifth) in 58 games played. Furthermore, head coach Steve Nash made sure that his players kept the ball moving. As a team, the Nets average 25.0 assists (tenth) per game.

The Nets aren’t bad defensively considering the abundance of scorers in the team. They limit opponents to 110.8 points (19th) per game on 44.8% shooting (tenth). The team also has impressive perimeter defense and holds down opponents to 33.0% shooting from beyond the arc (first).

Without superstars Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons, the Nets look at Seth Curry and Andre Drummond to lead scoring duties. Meanwhile, Patty Mills and LaMarcus Aldridge give the Nets’ rotation more versatility.

Wizards vs. Nets Betting Trends

  • The Wizards are 4-6 in their last ten road games (4-6 ATS).
  • The Wizards are 2-3 in their last five road games against the Nets (3-2 ATS).
  • The totals have gone over in five of the Wizards’ last ten road games against the Nets.
  • The Nets are 2-3 in their last five games at the Barclays Center (2-3 ATS).
  • The Nets are 3-2 in their last five home games against the Wizards (2-3 ATS).
  • The totals have gone under in three of the Nets’ last five home games against the Wizards.

Wizards vs. Nets Expert Betting Prediction

Both teams went through a fair share of hardships in the past few weeks. But, the Nets recovered quicker than the visitors. It looks like the team found stability after all the fiasco before the trade deadline. On top of that, the team holds a home-court advantage and plays a crucial role in this matchup. Meanwhile, the Wizards get credit for taking down Brooklyn in their last meeting. Though it was a narrow win for the side, this shows that they have enough firepower to hold off the Nets. Covering the spread should be doable for the side. A Wizards win remains possible as long as they can hold the pressure until the final quarter.

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