Barclays Center showcases a matchup between Eastern Conference foes on Saturday. The Brooklyn Nets host the Washington Wizards, with Washington entering at 12-16 in road games this season. Brooklyn is 15-8 at home and 31-20 overall in 2022-23. Kevin Durant (knee), Kyrie Irving (calf) and Ben Simmons (knee) have been ruled out for Brooklyn, while T.J. Warren (shin) is doubtful. Washington lists Bradley Beal (foot) as questionable on the second night of a back-to-back. 

Caesars Sportsbook lists Brooklyn as a 1-point home favorite for this 6 p.m. ET tip. The total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, or the over/under, is 221 in the latest Wizards vs. Nets odds. Before making any Nets vs. Wizards picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven model

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Now, the model has set its sights on Nets vs. Wizards and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Wizards vs. Nets:

  • Nets vs. Wizards spread: Nets -1
  • Nets vs. Wizards over/under: 221 points
  • Nets vs. Wizards money line: Nets -120, Wizards +100
  • WASH: The Wizards are 7-2 against the spread with no rest
  • BKN: The Nets are 10-12-1 against the spread in home games
  • Nets vs. Wizards picks: See picks at SportsLine
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Why the Wizards can cover

Washington has strong balance on the offensive end of the floor, including three 20-point scorers, and the Wizards are in the top 10 of the NBA in field goal percentage and ball security this season. The Wizards should also have the chance to make a dent on the offensive glass, with the Nets entering Saturday with the worst defensive rebound rate (68.8%) in the NBA. 

Washington is in the top five of the league in field goal percentage allowed, 2-point percentage allowed, assists allowed and blocked shots, and the Wizards hold opponents to fewer than 23 free throw attempts per game. The Wizards are also facing a Nets team that is last in the NBA in offensive rebound rate (22.5%) and second-worst in the league in free throw creation with fewer than 21 attempts per game.

Why the Nets can cover

The Nets are extremely shorthanded, but they still have some positive numbers they can lean on heading into this one. Brooklyn leads the league in 2-point defense (50.5%) and blocked shots (6.8 per game) this season, with top-five marks in opponent field goal percentage and assists allowed. That leads to an above-average defensive performance overall, and the Nets are fantastic on the offensive side of the floor. Brooklyn is scoring more than 1.15 points per possession, ranking in the top six of the league in offensive rating. 

The Nets also lead the league in shooting efficiency, including top-three marks in field goal percentage (50.7%), 2-point percentage (57.7%), and 3-point percentage (39.0%). Brooklyn averages more than 16 fast break points per game, a top-six mark in the league, and the Nets are in the top eight with 26.2 assists per game. Washington is dead-last in the NBA in turnover creation, forcing fewer than 13 takeaways per game, and that gives Brooklyn the freedom to be aggressive in attacking on offense.

How to make Wizards vs. Nets picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 234 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits almost 60% of the time. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.

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