Saturday, March 19, 2016
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The New York Knicks travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Saturday, March 19, 2016. The opening line for this game has Washington as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 207.5.
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The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 28-41 and a road record of 12-23. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.7 as they are averaging 98.9 points per game while giving up 101.6 per contest. New York is 6-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 17-25. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Wizards have an overall record of 33-35 and a home record of 18-17. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103 points per game and surrendering 104.2, good for a point differential of -1.2. Washington has a division record of 7-5 and a conference record of 24-20. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
Carmelo Anthony comes into this contest averaging 21.8 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 13.8 points per game in 27.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 7.2 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
John Wall averages 20.1 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 10 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Bradley Beal averages 17.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
New York averages 98.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 13.2 per game. The Knicks allow 101.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Washington averages 103 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 50 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 15th with 14.4 per game. The Wizards allow 104.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Wizards force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The Knicks average 98 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 89.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -13.3 per contest. The Knicks have an offensive rating of 105.1 and a defensive rating of 107.9. In terms of pace they average 93.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 25% of their shots. New York turns the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 10.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Wizards score 105 ppg at home and they have averaged 113.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 23 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 2.1 points per game. The Wizards rating on offense is 104.6 and they have a defensive rating of 105.8. They get 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Washington turns the ball over on 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 37-32-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 31-37-1 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 34-34-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 35-31-2 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
12/30/15 F Cleanthony Early Knee out indefinitely
03/18/16 PG Jose Calderon Knee injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Washington
03/09/16 F Lance Thomas Knee out indefinitely
Washington Wizards Injuries
03/18/16 G Alan Anderson Ankle "?" Saturday vs. New York
03/18/16 G Bradley Beal Pelvis "?" Saturday vs. New York
03/18/16 F Markieff Morris Possible Suspension "?" Saturday vs. New York
Josh's Pick: Take Washington
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