Brooklyn Nets vs Washington Wizards
Stadium: Barclays Center (New York)
Brooklyn lost at TD Garden to Boston, 96:139, and will now host Washington at Barclays Center. The Wizards will play a back-to-back, so the Nets have a great opportunity to make up for their embarrassing loss to the Celtics. Plus, Brooklyn has beaten Washington in all three of their games this season.Get Your Sign-Up Bonus!
Before their 43-point defeat by Boston, the team had won two straight games. At home, Brooklyn took turns beating the Knicks 122:115 in a battle for New York and confidently defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 121:104, who took the court without LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
Overall, without Kevin Durant, Brooklyn is undoubtedly losing more often than they win, but they're also winning enough to remain the Eastern Conference's fourth-best team. In many ways, the Nets are not failing in the absence of their leader, thanks to good defense - 112.1 points allowed and ninth place in defensive efficiency ratings.
The day before they met with Brooklyn, the Wizards hosted Portland on their home court. Before that game, the squad had won six straight but couldn't extend their winning streak. Washington led by as many as 18 points after the first half but lost the second 24 minutes by a handicap of 26 points (116:124).
Expert Betting Tips
After the devastating loss to Boston, Brooklyn will surely do everything it can to rehabilitate itself. And, most likely, Jacque Vaughn's team will succeed. Washington will have a back-to-back road trip, and in addition, as the Wizards' meeting with Portland showed, they still have a lot of problems on defense. Let's bet on the Nets to win a productive game.