The Brooklyn Nets (16-12) will continue their four-game road tour by visiting the Washington Wizards (11-16) tomorrow.
The Nets’ performance against Indiana on Saturday was especially impressive given that the team had to play without a staggering eight players due to injury management. Luckily for the Nets, six of those players have been cleared to play in Monday’s game against Washington and there is an outside chance for a seventh.
In contrast, the Wizards are still searching for spark as they fall to the 12th spot in the Eastern Conference after losing six straight games. The tough stretch started when the Nets defeated them at the end of November. They will have another chance to end the losing streak at Capital One Arena, 7 p.m. ET.
Will the Wizards end the tough stretch against the team which started it? Or will the Nets get their fourth straight victory?
Nets vs Wizards Odds/ Game Lines
|Odds Via DraftKings||BKN Nets||WAS Wizards|
|Point Spread||-5 (-115)||+5 (-105)|
|Total||O 228 (-110)||U 228 (-110)|
|Odds Via FanDuel||BKN Nets||WAS Wizards|
|Point Spread||-5.5 (-110)||+5.5 (-110)|
|Totals||O 228.5 (-115)||U 228.5 (-105)|
|Three-Way (Regular Time Only)|
|Nets (-210)||Tie (+950)||Wizards (+195)|
Note: NBA odds may change based on recent updates. Visit online sportsbooks for updated game lines and a full list of betting markets.
Durant, Simmons, and Others, Back for BKN
Kevin Durant, Ben Simmons, Joe Harris, Seth Curry, and T.J. Warren all missed Saturday’s game but will be available for Monday’s matchup. Additionally, Kyrie Irving had also sat out with left adductor tightness previously but has since been cleared to face the Wizards. With most of the players back in action, the Nets are certainly prepared to make another strong showing on their road trip.
Brooklyn still had several key players on the injury report, with starting center Nic Claxton listed as questionable with right hamstring tightness after sitting out their 136-133 win while 6′ 6″ Wing Royce O’Neale will not be available for a second straight night due to personal reasons.
The Washington Wizards’ string of consecutive losses to Brooklyn will continue if they fail to contain Kevin Durant and the Nets over their next matchup. Durant has been at the apex of his performance against the Wizards, having averaged 33.5 points on 56.1 percent shooting in their two previous meetings this season – a testament to his impressive offensive capabilities and prowess that Washington must do their best to contain.
Whether or not they can manage this is yet to be seen, but it’s an essential ingredient if the Wizards are to have any chance of finally snapping their long-term losing streak.