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Nets vs. Wizards Betting Info, Odds and Predictions (January 31, 2021)

NBA - Brooklyn Nets vs. Washington Wizards odds and Picks

At the beginning of the season was excitement over Russell Westbrook’s Washington arrival.  If the Wizards were a fantasy team, Westbrook would mean success.  Washington’s lack of defensive commitment remains unchanged.  Last year the Wizards were among the worst defensive teams on the board.  Westbrook has done nothing to change that.  So too, Brooklyn has the look of a fantasy basketball team.  Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and James Harden are NBA betting assets individually.  Together they are a work in progress. Rookie coach Steve Nash has big money egos to beg for defensive effort.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Washington Wizards Betting Information

Date: Sunday, January 31, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Location: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
TV Coverage: NBA TV

Nets vs. Wizards Betting Odds

Nets -9 (-110) 244 (-110)
Wizards +9 (-110) 244 (-110)
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Brooklyn Nets at Washington Wizards CashBet Wagering Analysis

Washington is a tough Bitcoin sportsbook sell in this matchup.  Years of losing and the terrible start have gamblers eager to oppose them.  Brooklyn’s star power is an overwhelming attraction to casual gamblers.  Sharps don’t like the lack of defense on each side.

Brooklyn Still Trying to Settle in

Late on, the Nets have struggled with four losses in their last six games.  Nine of their previous ten cleared the Betting on NBA total.  Brooklyn is 11-8 straight up, 8-11 against the spread, and 13-6 over the total.  NBA metrics show the Nets 2nd for scoring offense but 25th for points allowed.  Specifically, the Nets rank 2nd for field goal percentage and 3rd for 3-point field goals.  They rate an impressive 3rd for free throw percentage.

Namely, forward Kevin Durant leads with 30.4 points and 7.6 rebounds per game.   Guard Kyrie Irving adds 28.1 points per contest.  And then guard James Harden brings 23 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 11.3 assists per game.

Rookie coach Steve Nash is a Hall of Famer as a point guard sensation.  But his coaching resume is thin.  So far, he is not getting buy-in on defense. He is coaching three superstars with huge egos.  There is no guarantee that Brooklyn will clamp down.

Washington Flops Out of the Gate

On the whole, Washington is 3-10 straight up, 6-7 against the spread, and 8-5 over the total.  The Wizards have failed to cover three of their last five games.  Three of those games went under the pro basketball betting total.  To summarize, the Wizards rank 4th for scoring offense but 29th for points allowed.  Washington’s dreadful defense ranks 29th for defending opposition field goals.  And 24th for defending opposition 3-point field goals.

Guard Bradley Beal leads Washington with 34.4 points per game.  Next is guard Russell Westbrook with 18.1 points, 9.7 assists, and 10.2 assists per game.

Brooklyn Nets at Washington Wizards Against the Spread

To Summarize, Brooklyn is 51-43-1 over the spread in all games.  The Nets are 20-18 over the basketball betting Odds on the road.  Brooklyn is 34-28-1 to the over in Eastern Conference matchups.

Brooklyn is 46-49 in all games.  And then on the road, the Nets are 16-22 on the board.  Brooklyn is 29-34 vs. the line in Eastern Conference games.

Washington is 40-42-2 against the spread in all games.  At Capital One Arena, the Wizards are 20-18 vs. the odds.  And then against the Eastern Conference, Washington is 28-25-1 on the board.

In sum, the Wizards are 48-35-1 over the total.  Washington is 21-17 to the over at Capital One Arena.  Against the Eastern Conference, the Wizards are 28-25-1 over the number.

Washington has covered four of their last five games against Brooklyn.  Three of the previous four in this series went under the total.  Specifically, at Washington, the Wizards paid in their last three games with the Nets.  The prior four meetings in this series at Capital One Arena stayed under the total.

Brooklyn Nets at Washington Wizards CashBet Free Pick  

In this situation, the Wizards are a strong NBA gambling contrarian bet.  The masses will bet on Brooklyn.

Nets at Wizards CashBet Best Bet: 

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