Nets vs. Wizards Sunday Prediction
The red-hot Nets will be in Washington on Sunday night when they take on the Wizards at 7:00 p.m. ET. Is Brooklyn a safe bet to cash as an 8.5-point road favorite or will Washington come to play as a home dog?
525 Brooklyn Nets (-8.5) at 526 Washington Wizards (+8.5); o/u 243.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, January 31, 2021
Venue: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
Brooklyn Nets DFS Spin
James Harden (left thigh contusion) is questionable against the Wizards on Sunday. Harden's averaging 39.9 minutes since joining the Nets, so it wouldn't be shocking to see Brooklyn be cautious with their newly-acquired star guard. If he sits, expect Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant's numbers to see a boost. Bruce Brown could also play more minutes.
Washington Wizards DFS Spin
After Friday night's loss to the Hawks, Russell Westbrook spoke with reporters and said he's feeling really good after his recent quad injury. "I just feel better. My body, my leg; everything’s feeling better. I will be fine," he said. Scott Brooks also commented on Westbrook's improving status, "The good thing is Russell is better. The last two games he’s played, he’s been able to attack," Brooks said. "He’s been able to get to the free-throw line and make layups. That’s what he does and he wasn’t able to do that consistently early on." Despite getting ejected last night, this is a good sign for Russ after he had one of his best games of the season with 26/5/4/1. He'll look to keep things rolling tomorrow vs the Nets.
Nets vs. Wizards Betting Prediction
The Nets are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five meetings with the Wizards and are 4-15 against the number in their last 19 road games versus Washington. The Nets are also just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven road games and are 4-10 against the number in their last 14 games when favored. On the other side, the Wizards are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games versus an opponent with a winning percentage above .600.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: WASHINGTON WIZARDS +8.5