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Wizards vs Knicks NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Washington Wizards at New York Knicks
- Where: New York at Madison Square Garden
- Date: Sunday, April 2nd
- Betting Odds NY -10, WAS +367 | NY -490 O/U OFF
The Wizards come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 34-43. So far, the team has gone 34-41-2 against the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 1-2 straight-up and 1-2 vs the spread.
Washington is trying to bounce back from a 116-109 loss to the Magic. Going into this game, the team was 4 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. Washington let an opportunity for a win slip away as they held a lead going into the 2nd half of action. In the loss, Corey Kispert led the team in scoring with 27 points on a field goal percentage of 64.3%.
The Knicks come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 45-33. So far, the team has gone 44-33-1 against the spread. Against the Wizards, the Knicks are looking to add to their current 3 game winning streak. The average margin of victory across these matchups is 15.0.
The Knicks are coming off a 130-116 win over the Cavaliers. This win came despite entering the game as the 3 point underdogs. New York went on to win the game, as they led by 7 heading into halftime. In the win, Jalen Brunson led the team in scoring with 48 points on a field goal percentage of 56.2%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Knicks picked up the 112-108 win over the Wizards. The Knicks point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 3.5 point favorite. So far this season, the Knicks have a record of 2-1 vs the Wizards. Similar to their season-long average, the Wizards averaged 104.33 points per game vs the Knicks. Just like the Wizards, the Knicks maintained their usual level of scoring in head-to-head matchups, averaging 110.33 points per game vs Washington. The Knicks have had the better record vs the spread over the last 5 games, going 3-2. The team’s average scoring margin in these contests sits at 5 points per game. A combined average of 213 points per game was achieved in these matchups, leading to an over-under mark of 0-4-1.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 77 games, Washington is averaging 113.0 points per game (22nd). So far, the Wizards are averaging 98.0 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. This deliberate style of basketball has played a role in the unit ranking just 16th in made shots per game.
On defense, the Wizards will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 16th ranked unit in points allowed per game.
Personel figures to be a big issue for the Wizards in today’s game, as both Kristaps Porzingis and Kyle Kuzma are listed as out on the injury report. For the year, Porzingis leads the team in scoring at 23.2 points per game, which ranks 32nd in the NBA. Not having Kuzma is also a big blow to the team, as he is averaging 21.2 points per game for Washington.
Through 78 games, the Knicks are averaging 115.6 points per contest, placing them 13th in the NBA. One area that the New York offense is finding success, is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, the team is averaging 19.6 made free-throws per contest. New York is a strong candidate to see their overall offensive numbers improve, as not only are they a good outside shooting unit, but they do a good job taking care of the ball, ranking 3rd in fewest turnovers per game.
On the defensive end of the floor, the Knicks are giving up an average of 106.6 points per game, good for 6th in the NBA.
New York will be relying on Jalen Brunson to provide a strong scoring performance in today’s game against the Washington. Julius Randle has been ruled out. So far this season, Randle has been the team’s leading scorer with an average of 25.1 points per game. Brunson is 2nd on the team with 24.0 points per game, which places him 27.0th in the NBA. In 67 games, he has hit 49.0% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 3.6 rebounds per game.
Wizards vs Knicks Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Knicks -10
- Free Total Prediction: Under OFF