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NBA betting line favors Nets over Wizards

Brooklyn NetsWashington Wizards
2-2November 08, 2013, 07:00 | Verizon Center1-3

The Wizards will be trying to slam the Nets on Friday when the teams tip off at Verizon Center in NBA betting action.

Washington battles the Nets, currently with a 2-2 mark (2-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 3-1 for the Wizards and 2-2 for the Nets. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Brooklyn Nets vs Washington Wizards Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Wizards as 2-point underdogs in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 197 earlier at GTbets.eu.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wizards rated this week at No. 23 and the Nets sitting at No. 6. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 92-90 result in favor of the Nets today.

The Nets were a 104-88 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Jazz. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (192) made winners of OVER bettors. The Nets got a 27-point performance from Brook Lopez as Brooklyn ran past Utah 104-88 on Tuesday at Barclays Center.

Washington won its last outing, a 116-102 result against the 76ers on November 6. The Wizards covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 218 combined points took the game OVER the total. John Wall scored 24 points leading the Wizards to a 116-102 victory over Philadelphia at Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Nets rank No. 27 in the league with 39.5 per game. That compares with Washington’s No. 19 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Washington is the NBA’s No. 1-ranked team at 12.25 per game, while the Nets rate No. 22 with 6.25 per contest.

A few Nets at Wizards trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Brooklyn's last 8 games
Brooklyn is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Brooklyn is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Brooklyn's last 17 games on the road
Washington is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
Washington is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
Washington is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
Brooklyn at Indiana, Saturday, November 9th
Washington at Seattle, Sunday, November 10th