Brooklyn Nets vs. Washington Wizards 1/3/2021 Betting Preview: Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on January 3, 2021

The Washington Wizards (1-5) visit the Brooklyn Nets (3-3) as 8.5-point favorites after Bradley Beal went off for 31 points in the Wizards’ 130-109 victory over the Timberwolves. The game airs on NBA TV at 6:00 PM ET on Sunday, January 3, 2021. The matchup has an over/under of 242.

Betting Information

Nets vs Wizards Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Nets-8.5-110-110242-110-110
Place a bet on Brooklyn Nets or the Washington Wizards for Sunday’s game.

Head to Head

Brooklyn and Washington have split the last 10 games they’ve played. The Wizards have a 2-1 record against the spread when playing the Nets.

Nets vs Wizards in 2020-21
DateFavoriteHome TeamSpreadTotalFavorite MoneylineUnderdog MoneylineGame TypeResult
8/2/2020NetsNets-3.5231.5-170142Regular Season118-110 BKN
2/26/2020NetsWizards-1.5234-125105Regular Season110-106 WAS
2/1/2020NetsWizards-1.5242.5-124104Regular Season113-107 WAS
2/27/2019NetsRegular Season125-116 WAS
12/14/2018NetsRegular Season125-118 BKN
12/1/2018WizardsRegular Season102-88 WAS
11/16/2018WizardsRegular Season115-104 BKN
1/13/2018WizardsRegular Season119-113 WAS
12/22/2017NetsRegular Season119-84 BKN
12/12/2017NetsRegular Season103-98 BKN
  • 2/26/2020 DNP – Nets: Kyrie Irving
  • 2/1/2020 DNP – Wizards: Rui Hachimura, Jordan McRae
  • Nets Betting Information

    • Brooklyn has struggled against the spread, going 2-4 on the year.
    • When favored by at least 8.5 points, the Nets have struggled to a 0-1 record ATS this season.
    • Brooklyn has more often than not combined with its adversaries to fall short of the over, doing so 1 times in 6 contests (16.7%).
    Bet on the Brooklyn Nets to win the NBA Championship.

    Wizards Betting Information

    • Washington has covered the spread in less than half of its outings, going 2-4 ATS.
    • In the majority of Washington’s games this season, the teams have combined to hit the over (4 out of 6 games, 66.7%).
    Bet on the Washington Wizards to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • In 250% of their opportunities this year (15 of six chances), the Nets and their opponents have combined to score more than this matchup’s point total of 242 points.
    • Washington has played in two games this season (out of six total matchups — 33.3% of chances) where they combined with their opponents to score more than 242 points.
    • The two teams average a combined 6.9 fewer points per game (235.1) than this matchup’s over/under of 242 points.
    • The Nets and the Wizards have seen their opponents average a combined 10.2 less points per game than the point total of 242 set for this game.
    • The Nets’ average point total in matchups this season is 229.2, 12.8 points below the total in this game.
    • Wizards games this season have averaged a total of 237.8 points, 4.2 fewer than the point total in this matchup.
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    Nets Leaders

    • Kevin Durant leads the Nets in scoring, putting up 28.2 points per game.
    • Caris LeVert leads Brooklyn with 5.7 assists a game and Jarrett Allen paces the team with 10.7 rebounds per contest.
    • Kyrie Irving connects on 3.8 threes per game to lead the Nets.
    • Brooklyn’s blocks leader is DeAndre Jordan, who collects 1.7 per game. LeVert leads the team averaging 1.5 steals a contest.

    Wizards Leaders

    • The Wizards go-to guy, Beal, leads the team in both scoring (31.2 points per game) and assists (4.7 assists per game).
    • Thomas Bryant’s 5.5 rebounds per game paces Washington’s rebounding effort. He also adds 17.3 points per game.
    • Davis Bertans leads the Wizards in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 2.2 made threes per game.
    • Beal is at the top of Washington’s steals hierarchy with 1.7 steals per game and Bryant leads the squad in blocks with 1.2 per game.
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