Nets vs. Wizards prediction, odds, line: 2022 NBA picks, Jan. 19 best bets from model on 56-30 run

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Capital One Arena hosts an intriguing Eastern Conference tilt on Wednesday evening in the nation’s capital. The Washington Wizards welcome the Brooklyn Nets to town, with Washington winning four of the last five games. The Wizards are 23-21 overall and 13-8 at home, with the Nets entering at 27-6 overall and 15-5 in road games. Kevin Durant (knee), Joe Harris (ankle), Nicolas Claxton (hamstring) and Paul Millsap (personal) are out for Brooklyn, with DeAndre’ Bembry (back) listed as questionable.

Tipoff is at 7 p.m. ET in Washington. Caesars Sportsbook lists Washington as the two-point home favorite, while the over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 231.5 in the latest Nets vs. Wizards odds. Before making any Wizards vs. Nets picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model. 

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 14 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 56-30 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $2,200. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

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 betting lines and trends for Wizards vs. Nets:

Nets vs. Wizards spread: Wizards -2Nets vs. Wizards over-under: 231.5 pointsNets vs. Wizards money line: Wizards -135, Nets +115BKN: The Nets are 11-9 against the spread in away gamesWASH: The Wizards are 12-9 against the spread in home games

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Why the Nets can cover

Brooklyn’s offense is dynamic and impressive. The Nets are scoring 111.5 points per 100 possessions, with an elite shooting profile as the centerpiece. Brooklyn is making 47.4 percent of shot attempts this season, No. 4 in the NBA, and the Nets lead the league in free throw accuracy at 82.2 percent. Brooklyn is in the top five of the league in true shooting percentage (57.4 percent), and the Nets are in the top eight in both assists (25.7 per game) and assist percentage (62.0 percent). 

Brooklyn creates 1.81 assists for every turnover this season, and the Nets are above-average in creating 21.4 free-throw attempts per game. The Nets also use transition well, scoring 14.0 fast-break points per game, and Brooklyn can take advantage of a passive Wizards defense. Washington is last in the NBA in steals per game, with bottom-five marks in turnover creation and free-throw prevention on the defensive side.

Why the Wizards can cover

Washington is excellent in several key areas on both ends of the court. The Wizards are making 46.8 percent of shots on offense, a top-five mark in the NBA, and that includes 54.9 percent on 2-point attempts. Washington is also in the top five of the league in free- throw attempts (22.2 per game) and points in the paint (51.1 per game), with only 13.3 turnovers per game. Brooklyn struggles to prevent free-throw attempts and, on offense, the Nets are No. 27 in the NBA in 3-pointers per game. 

Washington leads the NBA in fast-break points allowed (8.0 per game) and 3-pointers allowed (10.7 per game), with a top-five mark in assists allowed (22.8 per game). Opponents are securing only 26.3 percent of available offensive rebounds against the Wizards, with Washington holding teams to only 12.6 second-chance points per game. Washington is allowing only 51.3 percent shooting on two-point attempts, and the Wizards can make the Nets earn their points.

How to make Wizards vs. Nets picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting 232 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits over 60 percent of the time. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Nets vs. Wizards? And which side of the spread hits over 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.  

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