- What: Washington Wizards vs. Brooklyn Nets
- Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2022
- Location: Barclays Center
- Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
- How to Watch: YES, NBCSWA, NBA League Pass
The Southeast Division-leading Washington Wizards are on the road for tonight’s game against the Brooklyn Nets. The Wizards, who finished the 2022 NBA season outside the playoffs with a 35-47 record, are playing over .500 basketball 21 games into the 2023 NBA Season. Washington has a 11-10 record as they head to Barclays Center to face the Brooklyn Nets, who are 11-11 on the current season.
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Washington Wizards vs. Brooklyn Nets picks – November 30, 2022
Washington Wizards breakdown
The Washington Wizards have had an up-and-down start to the 2023 NBA season. The club began the year with back-to-back wins but then went 2-6. Then, a 6-1 run ended with three straight defeats. The Wizards are coming off a 142-127 road win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday. Washington is 8-4 at home, but they have a losing record of 3-6 on the road. As for their record against Eastern Conference foes, the Wizards are 7-8.
Bradley Beal is the team’s leading scorer so far in 2023. The 29-year-old has 23.5 points per game on 36.6 minutes. Beal also leads the team with 5.6 assists and 1.3 steals per game. While Beal is the leader in scoring, he has some competition in that department in Kristaps Porzingis. Porzingis, who scored a career-high 41 points in the team’s win over the Timberwolves, is averaging 21,4 points per game. He also leads the team in rebounds (8.2) and blocks (1.5) on 32 minutes per game. Kyle Kuzma, who has been playing 34.4 minutes per game, is also scoring more than 20 points per game.
The Wizards are not a high-scoring road team. The club averages 108.2 points per game when they are away from Capital One Arena. The Wizards road game looks even shakier when one considers the team gives up an average of 111.4 points when playing away games.
Brooklyn Nets breakdown
The Brooklyn Nets had a bad start to the season. Ben Simmons struggled to find his footing after a long time away from the court, Kevin Durant had to overcome looking for a way out of town during the off-season and Kyrie Irving missed a stretch of games after he came out in support of an antisemitic movie and the team suspended him. Despite the ups and downs. The Nets are a .500 team and riding a 5-2 record in their past seven games. Brooklyn is 6-4 at home and 7-5 against Eastern Conference opposition.
The one-two punch of Durant and Irving is carrying this team so far. Durant is averaging 30 points per game on 36.7 minutes, while Irving is putting up 24.5 points on 36.4 minutes per game. Nic Claxton leads the club in rebounds (8.6) and blocks (2.1), while also scoring more than 10 points per game. Simmons, who will miss tonight’s game against Washington, because of a knee injury, is finding his game, contributing 8.4 points, while leading the team in assists (5.8) and steals (1.2).
The Nets are a better home team than road team when it comes to scoring. The club puts up 113.2 points per game at Barclays Center and holds their opponents to 110.5 points per game.
The nets are riding a two-game home winning streak heading into tonight’s game against Washington. They have not lost at home since the Chicago Bulls beat them 108-99 on November 1. The loss of Ben Simmons hurts the team a little, but I don’t think that will be a deal-breaker for the Nets. The best bet for this game is the Nets to beat the Wizards.
Pick: Brooklyn Nets to beat Washington Wizards.
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