New York Knicks vs Washington Wizards Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 18 (1/18): NBA

New York Knicks vs Washington Wizards Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 18 (1/18): NBA

 

Odds

Time 7:30 p.m. EST
Knicks money line -250
Knicks spread -5.5 (-110)
Wizards money line +170
Wizards spread +5.5 (-110)
Over / under  

 

2022-2023 season stats

  New York Knicks Washington Wizards
Record 25-20 18-26
Home / road record 11-12 7-16
Streak W3 L1
Points per game 114.00 111.00
Points allowed per game 111.00 113.00
Rebounds per game 47.00 44.00
Rebounds allowed per game 43.00 43.00
Over / under record 22-21-2 21-21-2
 

Preview

The New York Knicks and the Washington Wizards will meet again at the Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night. These teams already faced each other earlier this season in Washington where the Knicks took the win 112-108.  

 

New York Knicks

The Knicks get here with a 25-20 record overall and are 11-12 at home so far ranking 4th in the Atlantic Division. The Knicks are 2-4 against division opponents. New York is sixth in the Eastern Conference in team defense, allowing just 111.1 points while holding opponents to 45.1% shooting.

Julius Randle is shooting 35.0% from beyond the arc with 2.7 made 3-pointers per game for the Knicks, while averaging 24.4 points, 10 rebounds and 3.8 assists. Jalen Brunson is shooting 44.5% and averaging 17.0 points over the last 10 games for New York.

In their last 10 games the Knicks are 7-3, averaging 113.0 points, 48.5 rebounds, 18.7 assists, 5.4 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 43.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.4 points per game.

Washington Wizards

The Wizards have lost 5 of their last 6 games and are 7-16 on the road so far this season with a 18-26 record overall ranking 3rd in the Southeast Division. The Wizards are 10-13 in Eastern Conference play. Washington ranks fourth in the NBA with 34.7 defensive rebounds per game led by Kristaps Porzingis averaging 6.9.

Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 22.2 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.5 blocks for the Wizards. Kuzma is averaging 2.8 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Washington.

In their last 10 games the Wizards are 5-5, averaging 114.1 points, 45.9 rebounds, 25.2 assists, 6.2 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 48.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.6 points.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Washington are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.

Washington are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against New York.

Washington are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against New York.

Washington are 4-13 SU in their last 17 games on the road.

Washington are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games when playing on the road against New York.

New York are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games.

The total has gone OVER in 10 of New York's last 15 games.

New York are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 11 of New York's last 16 games against Washington.

 

Prediction

The Knicks have been on a roll as they have won 7 of their last 10 games and playing very good defense allowing an average of 107 points per game on that strecht. Washington has struggled lately and aren't playing good on the road where they lost by an average of 5 points. The Knicks get here in better shape and have been dominant at home so I'll take the Knicks on this one.

 

PICK: Knicks -5.5 (-110)

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