The Washington Wizards gear up for their second road game of the season. On Monday, they take on the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center.
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Wizards vs. Nets Game Information
Time to bounce back. pic.twitter.com/2x4kxa3THg— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) October 25, 2021
- When: Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 7:30 PM ET
- Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
- TV: NBA TV
- Radio: Wizards Radio 24/7(Wizards) / Sports Radio 66 (Nets)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Washington Wizards (+6.5) / Brooklyn Nets (-6.5)
Why Bet on the Washington Wizards?
The Wizards are off to a great start after their win in the season-opener against the Raptors followed by a one-point victory against the Pacers. They now average 116.5 points per game (7th). Washington also owns a 55.4% effective field goal percentage (6th), and a respectable 36.9% shooting from downtown (11th). On top of that, the team is shooting 86.7% from the free-throw line (3rd).
Meanwhile, the Wizards give up an average of 108.5 opponent points per game (13th). The team does well on defense, grabbing 7.0 blocks (7.0) and 9.5 steals per game (9th). Moreover, the side averages 38.0 defensive rebounds (10th) and forces 15.5 opponent turnovers per game (12th).
Spencer Dinwiddie currently tops the team in scoring with a 23.5 point per game. Bradley Beal is right behind him with 23.0 points per contest, while Kyle Kuzma is doing well with a team-high 13.0 rebounds per game. However, Beal is currently on day-to-day monitoring due to hip issues. Rui Hachimura is also out due to COVID-19 protocols. With that, we expect Aaron Holiday and Kyle Kuzma to start for the Wizards on Monday.
Why Bet on the Brooklyn Nets?
The Nets remain surrounded with controversy with Kyrie Irving still away from the team. They lost a road and a home contest in three games, a stretch that includes a road win against the Sixers sitting in between. This is not the best of starts for a team that packs a lot of punch.
So far, the team average 103.4 points (23rd) and shoots 52.1% from the field (17th). They are making 36.2% (15th) of their shots from downtown, which is not something you’d expect of a team that features plenty of sharpshooters.
Kevin Durant is doing all the heavy lifting and leads the team in minutes (34.4), points (33.0), and rebounds (10.33). James Harden is right behind him with 18.3 points per game while leading the assists with 8.0 dimes per game.
Defensively, the Nets are up there with the best in blocks per game at 8.0 (3rd). They also record 36.7 defensive rebounds per game (15th) and 8.3 rebounds per game (24th), which is respectable for a team focused on attacking basketball.
Steve Nash can utilize a healthy squad on Monday. We expect to see all of Brooklyn’s starters on the floor on Monday night, which is guaranteed to put more pressure on the Wizards.
Wizards vs. Nets Betting Trends
- The Wizards are 2-3 against the Nets in their last five road games (3-2 ATS).
- The Wizards are 6-4 in their last ten road games.
- The totals went over in six of the Wizards’ last ten games at the Barclays Center.
- The Nets are 7-3 in their last ten home games (7-3 ATS).
- The Nets have scored no less than 103 points in their last ten home games against the Wizards.
- The totals went under in three of the Nets’ last five home games.
Wizards vs. Nets Expert Betting Prediction
The Wizards are one of the more exciting teams of the season, and they’re off to a great start through two games. A deeper bench provides head coach Wes Unseld Jr. with more options for his rotation. That said, covering the spread should remain a possibility for the visitors. Conversely, the Nets are the better team on paper, but they’re also struggling on the defensive end looking at the last three games. Without Kyrie Irving, there’s more pressure on Durant and Harden to deliver. If they fail to contain the Wizards on Monday, the game might be closer than we thought it would be.
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