Brooklyn Nets vs. Washington Wizards: August 2, 2020 NBA Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on August 3, 2020

Sunday’s matchup (August 2, 2020) between Caris LeVert’s Brooklyn Nets (30-35) and Rui Hachimura’s Washington Wizards (24-41) features the Nets as 2.5-point favorites. The over/under is 236 points for the game. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:00 PM ET at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida. The battle between these two teams is one of six contests on the docket in the NBA for the day.

Betting Information

Nets vs Wizards Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Nets -2.5 -110 -110 236 -110 -110

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Nets vs Wizards
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Nets (-2.5) Under (236) Nets 118 Wizards 111

Head to Head

After two head-to-head meetings this year, Washington has a 2-0 record against Brooklyn. The Wizards also have a 2-0 record against the spread when taking on the Nets.

Nets vs Wizards in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
2/26/2020 Nets -1.5 234 -125 105 110-106 WAS
2/1/2020 Nets -1.5 242.5 -124 104 113-107 WAS

Nets Betting Information

  • Brooklyn has struggled against the spread, going 31-34 on the year.
  • The Nets have posted an even record of 13-13 against the spread when the spread is -2.5 or bigger.
  • Brooklyn has more often than not combined with its adversaries to hit the over, doing so 32 times in 65 contests (49.2%).

Wizards Betting Information

  • Washington has a winning record against the spread, going 33-30-1 ATS (covering 51.6% of the time).
  • The Wizards have gone 20-20-1 against the spread when they are a 2.5-point underdog.
  • Washington and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their games this season — 39 of 65 (60%).

Over/Under Analysis

Nets vs Wizards Total Facts
Games Over Total % Over Total Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Nets 15 23.1% 110.9 226.5 111.7 231.4 222.5
Wizards 32 49.2% 115.6 226.5 119.7 231.4 235.3

Nets Leaders

  • LeVert leads the Nets in points and assists. He puts up 17.7 points per game while also adding 4.2 assists.
  • Jarrett Allen paces Brooklyn with 9.4 rebounds per game.
  • LeVert leads the team with 1.1 steals per game. Allen collects 1.3 blocks an outing to pace Brooklyn.
  • The Nets are led by Joe Harris from beyond the arc. He knocks down 2.4 shots from deep per game.

Wizards Leaders

  • The Wizards leader in scoring is Hachimura with 13.5 points per game. He also adds 6.1 rebounds per game and 1.7 assists per game.
  • Thomas Bryant (6.8 rebounds per game) and Shabazz Napier (4.9 assists per game) are the Washington leaders in rebounds and assists.
  • Napier is tops from three-point range for the Wizards, knocking down 1.4 threes per game.
  • Napier is at the top of Washington’s steals hierarchy with 1.3 steals per game and Ian Mahinmi leads the squad in blocks with 1.2 per game.

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