Free NBA Picks Today: Washington Wizards vs Brooklyn Nets 12/12/22

Free NBA Picks Today: Washington Wizards vs Brooklyn Nets 12/12/22
Mon 12th December 2022

The Brooklyn Nets (16-12, 6-7 Away), one of the league’s top shooting teams, are on the road to face the Washington Wizards (11-16, 8-6 Home) on Monday. Brooklyn edged past the Indiana Pacers 136-133 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Saturday, their third consecutive win. Cameron Thomas had a standout performance with 33 points. The Nets are fourth in the Eastern Conference.

Washington lost their sixth in a row on Saturday at Capital One Arena, falling to the Los Angeles Clippers 114-107. Kyle Kuzma recorded 35 points to top the scoresheet in the losing effort. With 30 points, 15 rebounds, and five assists, Kristaps Porzingis also played a part.

The Wizards are 11th in the Eastern Conference. The teams are meeting for the final time this season. After taking both of the earlier season meetings against Washington, the last of which was a 113-107 victory at Barclays Center on November 30, Brooklyn will be aiming for a season sweep.

Kevin Durant led the Nets with 39 points. Porzingis had 27 points and 19 rebounds in the losing effort.Durant is averaging 30.0 points per game, best in the NBA, to lead the Nets in scoring this season. Durant also has dished 5.4 assists per game, most in the NBA. Meanwhile, Nicolas Claxton is grabbing 8.7 rebounds.

Porzingis (22.7 ppg) and Kuzma (21.4) have powered the Wizards’ offense. Porzingis leads the league in scoring, while Kuzma is first. Porzingis also has averaged 9.1 rebounds per game, most in the NBA. Monte Morris has doled out 5.2 assists per game. The Nets are one of the most accurate field goal shooting teams in the NBA, ranking second at 50.0%.

The Nets have come up short in recent games at Capital One Arena, losing seven of the last 10.In the last 10 games, Brooklyn is 8-2 with an average margin of +4.1 (114.6-110.5). Washington has a 1-9 record over the last 10, allowing 119.0 points per game on average while scoring only 114.6 (-4.4 margin). The Wizards are averaging 110.8 ppg for the full season while allowing 113.0.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Yuta Watanabe: 19.0 | 12.5 | +6.5
Points per game:
Royce O’Neale: 6.5 | 9.3 | -2.8
Assists per game:
Ben Simmons: 7.0 | 5.3 | +1.7


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points per game:
Monte Morris: 12.5 | 9.4 | +3.1
Assists per game:
Bradley Beal: 3.5 | 5.4 | -1.9

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Brooklyn Nets -5.5 (-115)

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