NBA betting line favors Nets over Wizards

Washington WizardsBrooklyn Nets
March 8, 7:30 PM | Barclays Center

Washington Wizards vs Brooklyn Nets Odds

19-40TEAM RECORD35-26

Brooklyn will look to improve on its 35-26 record on Friday when they host Washington in NBA odds action at Barclays Center.

The Nets sport records of 35-26 and 27-32-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Wizards sit at 19-40 and 35-23-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 26-35 for the Nets and 21-37-1 for the Wizards. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Nets installed as 5.5-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 184.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 17-rated Nets and the No. 14-ranked Wizards, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 95-91 result in favor of the Nets.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Brooklyn's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 95 PPG, against a Wizards defense that ranks No. 6 at 95.2 PPG. The Nets field goal percentage has averaged 44.2% so far, more than the Wizards shooters have achieved on the year, 43% per game.

Defensively, the Wizards feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, giving up 94.5 points per game. Brooklyn, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 in the league in scoring at home.

Washington lost its last outing, an 87-82 result against the Timberwolves on March 6. The Wizards failed to cover in that game as a 2-point favorite, while the 169 combined points took the game UNDER the total. John Wall scored 19 points in a failed effort to lead the Wizards to victory (they lost 87-82 to Minnesota at Target Center on Wednesday).

In their last action, Brooklyn was a 99-78 winner on the road against the Bobcats. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (177) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Nets blew out Charlotte on Wednesday, running up the score in a 99-78 win at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Charlotte are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 2-8
After playing Charlotte are 1-9
After a win are 4-6

A few Wizards at Nets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing on the road against Brooklyn
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games when playing Brooklyn
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Brooklyn's last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Brooklyn's last 8 games when playing Washington
Brooklyn is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 7 games

Next up:
Washington home to Charlotte, Saturday, March 9
Brooklyn at Atlanta, Saturday, March 9

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