6* Friday NBA BRK/WAS
Brooklyn vs. Washington,
02/08/2013 19:00 EDT,
Score: 74 - 89
Point Spread: +1/-105 Washington
The Washington Wizards host the Brooklyn Nets on Friday. Washington is coming off a 106-96 win over New York, while Brooklyn beat Detroit their last time out, 93-90.
John Wall has provided a big boost to the Wizards since returning from injury. He’s averaged 16.0 points and 8.0 assists per game in the month of February.
The Wizards have won six of seven home games since his return, averaging 101.6 points in those contests. Home wins over Miami and Oklahoma City have the Wizards playing with a lot of confidence at the Verizon Center.
Center Emeka Okafor has re-found his game under the basket, averaging 12.6 rebounds over his last 10 games, and will look for another big performance against Brook Lopez who typically struggles in that department.
Brooklyn’s honeymoon with P.J. Carlesimo is over. The team has lost four of their last seven games, and their offensive deficiencies have re-emerged.
The Nets have scored just 88.5 points per game over their last four, with point guard Deron Williams shooting just 38.6 percent from the floor in those games, while Joe Johnson is right behind him, knocking down just 32.2 percent of his shots over the last four games.
The Wizards are 8-1 ATS in their last nine home games. Take Washington.
Good Luck, Razor Ray
6* Play on Washington Wizards +1