Nets vs. Wizards: Prediction, point spread, odds, over/under, best bet

The Brooklyn Nets (31-20, fourth in the Eastern Conference) host the Washington Wizards (24-27, tied for ninth in the Eastern Conference) on Saturday for the fourth and final matchup between the two teams this season. The Nets lead the regular-season series 3-0.

We’ll give you the latest point spread, money line odds, and over/under number, as well as the information you’ll need to make the smartest bet at BetMGM Sportsbook!

Brooklyn has won the three game by an average margin of 20 points per game. This includes winning the first game by 42 points, the second game by six points, and the third game by 12 points. In the most recent game, a Nets 112-100 win on December 12, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving combined for 54 points in the solid victory.

It should be noted that Durant is currently out with a right MCL sprain and that Irving has recently requested a trade from the Nets since neither party could agree on a contract extension. There hasn’t been any indication on if Irving will play for Brooklyn after his trade request, but time will tell.

This game can be seen locally on the YES Network (Nets) and NBC Sports Washington (Wizards).

The lines, courtesy of BetMGM

  • Point spread: Nets (-3.5)

  • Money-line: Nets (-145)/Wizards (+120)

  • Over/Under: 229.5

Nets vs. Wizards notable injuries

Nets: OUT: Kevin Durant (knee). QUESTIONABLE: Ben Simmons (knee) and TJ Warren (shin).


Advice and prediction

The Brooklyn Nets have had little to no trouble taking care of the Washington Wizards this season. However, as noted above, even though Kyrie Irving is not listed on the Nets’ injury report, there is a possibility that he won’t play in this game because of his trade request. With that being said, even if Irving plays in this game, Brooklyn is 4-7 since Kevin Durant sprained his right MCL. Both teams are middle of the pack in terms of pace, offensive rating, and defensive rating so the one thing worth leveraging is assuming that Irving doesn’t play while backing the Wizards to win a low-scoring game.

Prediction: Wizards 115, Nets 110

Story originally appeared on Nets Wire