Can Harden Lead The Diminished Nets Over Beal’s Wizards?

  • James Harden has +277 odds to have 30+ points and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Washington Wizards.
  • Bradley Beal sees +378 odds to have 30+ points and the Wizards win.
  • Harden’s total points are set at 27 while Beal’s is set at 24.

WASHINGTON – The Brooklyn Nets face the Washington Wizards on the road and Washington is slightly favored.

The Nets will be without Kevin Durant who is out with injury so James Harden will be expected to do more in this outing. Can Harden outduel Washington’s Bradley Beal and come out with the win?

James Harden Props

Harden sees -110 odds to score at least 27 points against the Wizards but if he finishes with 30+ and leads the Nets to a win, there is more profit at online sportsbooks in the betting line.

Harden Player Performance Double Odds

  • Harden 30+ Points + BKN to Win +275

James Harden is averaging 22.7 PPG which has jumped to 23.7 PPG in the last 10 outings. This is the lowest PPG average for Harden since 2012.

Harden has just seven 30+ point games this season but five of these games resulted in a win. This shows that Harden’s big scoring nights have a positive impact on the team.

What’s working against Harden in this betting line is that he has not scored 30 points since January 1st, 2022 in a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. In addition, the last time Harden faced the Wizards he finished with just 14 points.

Harden is playing without KD, however, and he averages 30.7 PPG this season with Durant off the court.

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Bradley Beal will be Harden’s primary matchup and he too has a big betting line at NBA sportsbooks.

Bradley Beal Props

Beal sees -112 odds to finish with at least 24 points but the big payout is in his player performance doubles.

Beal Player Performance Double Odds

  • Beal 30+ Points + WAS to Win +328

Beal is averaging 23.7 PPG which has jumped to 25.3 PPG over the last 10 outings. Beal also has just seven 30+ point outings this season and his record is 4-3 in those games.

Beal finished with 19 points in the last matchup against the Wizards and averages 22.6 PPG when matched up with Harden.

Despite the Wizards being favored in this game slightly, Harden has shorter odds to finish with 30+ and the win as opposed to Beal despite their similar scoring output.

This matchup tips off at 6 p.m. EST on NBC.