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In tonight’s intraconference matchup, the Brooklyn Nets (8-37) are playing the Washington Wizards (25-18); NBA picks are available. Will Bradley Beal and the Wizards win their first game versus the Nets since Jan. 31, 2021? Together with the starting lineups, our top NBA picks and betting trends are featured below. 

Nets vs Wizards Game Information 

Brooklyn Nets (27-16, 16-26-1 ATS) | Washington Wizards (23-21, 19-24-1 ATS)
Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Start time: 7 p.m. ET
Location: Capital One Arena; Washington D.C.
Coverage: NBA League Pass, NBC Sports Washington and YES Network

Nets vs Wizards NBA Picks and Betting Odds

All Nets vs. Wizards betting odds can be found at BetOnline

Point spread: Nets +1.5 (-105) | Wizards -1.5 (-115)
Best moneyline: Nets +108 | Wizards -128
Over/Under: 233.5 | Nets -115 | Wizards -105

Brooklyn Nets Injury Report

PF Paul Millsap (out indefinitely) | SF Kevin Durant (out indefinitely) | SF Joe Johnson (probable) | PF LaMarcus Aldridge (out indefinitely) | SF Joe Harris (out indefinitely) | SF DeAndre’ Bembry (questionable) | C Nicolas Claxton (out)

Washington Wizards Injury Report

No reported injuries.

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Additionally, on Monday, in the Nets’ 114-107 road loss versus the Cavaliers, guard Kyrie Irving scored a team-high 27 points in 38 minutes on the court. Guard James Harden added one more double-double to his career total as well, amassing 22 points, 7.0 rebounds and 10 assists in 40 minutes played. In the fourth quarter, Cleveland outscored them 27 to 19. Brooklyn has won only four of its last 10 games. The team is 15-5 away, 12-11 at home and 11-9 ATS on the road this season.

Meanwhile, in the Wizards’ 117-98 home win over the 76ers on Monday, Montrezl Harrell led his team in scoring. He closed out his performance with 18 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 21 minutes of action. Thomas Bryant and Kyle Kuzma also each contributed 15 points. Kuzma earned another double-double, accumulating 16 rebounds and 4.0 assists, too. Washington is now 13-8 at home, 10-13 away and 12-9 ATS at home this season.

For a notable reminder, the Nets defeated the Wizards this season on Oct. 25, 2021, winning 104-90 at Barclays Center. Nonetheless, Washington has not won against Brooklyn since Jan. 31, 2021, when the team outscored them 149-146 at Capital One Arena. That was one of the most competitive, highest scoring games in NBA history.

Though, Kevin Durant is out tonight due to a knee injury. Heading into tonight’s Eastern Conference contest, Nets head coach Steve Nash said that he does not expect to see Paul Millsap on the team’s road trip. Irving, Mills and Harden will have to carry the load.

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  • Brooklyn is 2-9 ATS in its past 11 games played.
  • The Nets are 2-6 ATS in their previous eight matchups versus the Wizards.
  • Also, the team is 1-9 SU in their last 10 meetings on the road against Washington.
  • On the other side, the Wizards are 1-6 ATS in their past seven contests.
  • Washington is 1-4 ATS in its previous five games this season.
  • Lastly, the total has gone under in six of their past nine matchups against Atlantic Division opponents.

Projected Nets Starting Lineup

PG Kyrie Irving | SG Patty Mills | SF James Harden | PF Kessler Edwards | C Day’Ron Sharpe

Projected Wizards Starting Lineup

PG Spencer Dinwiddie | SG Bradley Beal | SF Kentavious Caldwell-Pope | PF Kyle Kuzma | C Daniel Gafford

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Furthermore, the Wizards are 1.5-point favorites at home over the Nets. Without talented players, such as Kevin Durant, Paul Millsap and Joe Harris, Brooklyn is vulnerable at home. Kyrie Irving is not eligible to play at Barclays Center. Fortunately, this contest is on the road. Thus far, Brooklyn is 23-14 as a favorite, 4-2 as an underdog and 11-9 ATS away, whereas Washington is 13-8 as a favorite, 10-13 as an underdog and 12-9 ATS at home.

Considering the number of players the Nets have on their injury report, contemplate picking the Wizards to win, cover the spread at home and the total will go over 233.5. However, in all fairness, the Nets have a better record on the road this season than they do at home. If you are new to sports betting and want to learn more, check out our handicap betting guide. Other NBA Picks are on the main page.

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James is a Basketball Insiders contributor. He earned his bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University. James enjoys watching sports and helping gamblers win money.

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