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Nets vs Wizards NBA Game Preview

Brooklyn NetsWashington Wizards
Jan 4, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Brooklyn Nets vs Washington Wizards Odds

17-15TEAM RECORD4-26

The Nets will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Wizards in Washington at Verizon Center on Friday in NBA action.

The Wizards sit at 4-26 (16-13-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Nets are currently 17-15 (14-17-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Washington is 13-16-1 OU, and Brooklyn is 12-20 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Brooklyn vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
For bettors going with the Wizards in this one, they were listed earlier as 5.5-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 185.5 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wizards sit at No. 19 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Nets are at No. 18 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Nets will win this game 94-86.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Washington's No. 6-rated squad against Brooklyn's No. 22-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Washington rates No. 21 in the league with 6.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 12 with 7.5 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Nets own the league's No. 2-rated mark, allowing 93.2 points per game when playing on the road. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 28 in scoring on their home court.

In their last action, Brooklyn was a 110-93 winner on the road against the Thunder. They covered the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (203) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Joe Johnson poured in 33 points for Brooklyn on Wednesday, as they defeated Oklahoma City 110-93 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Washington lost its last outing, an 89-81 result against the Pacers on January 2. The Wizards covered in that game as a 11-point underdog, while the 170 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Washington got 20 points from Jordan Crawford but lost anyway 89-81 against the Pacers on Wednesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Sacramento are 3-7
After playing Oklahoma City are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Miami are 3-7
After playing Indiana are 1-9
After a loss are 1-9

A few Nets at Wizards trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Brooklyn's last 19 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Brooklyn's last 10 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Brooklyn's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Brooklyn
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Brooklyn
Washington is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Brooklyn
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games when playing at home against Brooklyn

Next up:
Brooklyn home to Sacramento, Saturday, January 5
Washington at Miami, Sunday, January 6