Wizards vs. Nets Prediction
Are the Washington Wizards a good bet to cover the point spread on Tuesday night when they visit the Brooklyn Nets at 7:30 p.m. ET?
Who Oddsmakers Like: Washington. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Wizards are 3-point road favorites versus the Nets, who opened as 3-point home underdogs. The total, meanwhile, currently sits at 213.5 points after also hitting the board at that same number.
Who Public Bettors Like: As of Tuesday morning, 64% of the betting tickets are on the Wizards and 62% of the money is also on Washington.
Injury Report: John Wall remains out with a knee injury while Ian Mahinmi (knee) is questionable and Sheldon McClellan (Achilles) is also out. On the other side, D'Angelo Russell (knee) remains out for the Nets but Jahlil Okafor is probable after being acquired via traded.
Who We Like: Washington. The favorite has covered in eight of the last 10 meetings between these two teams while the Wizards have covered in 10 of the last 14 games against the Nets. Washington is also 5-2 against the spread in its last seven games, is 9-4 at the betting window in its last 13 road games, and is 4-1 against the number in its last five games coming off a loss.
On the other side, the Nets have failed to cover the spread in seven of their last 10 games coming off a double-digit loss at home and 3-7 at the betting window in their last 10 home games versus an opponent with a winning road record.
TUESDAY NBA PREDICTION: WASHINGTON WIZARDS -3