Tuesday, January 31, 2017
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The New York Knicks travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 8.5 point favorites.
The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 21-28. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.6 as they are averaging 106.2 points per game while giving up 108.8 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 27-20. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 106.7 points per game and surrendering 105.0, good for a point differential of 1.6.
Derrick Rose comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Carmelo Anthony averages 23.1 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
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John Wall averages 22.9 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 10.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Bradley Beal averages 21.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
New York averages 106.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 54.8 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.3 per game. The Knicks allow 108.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.3 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Washington averages 106.7 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 20th with 14.5 per game. The Wizards allow 105 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.9 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Wizards force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
The Knicks have an offensive rating of 108.2 and a defensive rating of 110.9. In terms of pace they average 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. New York turns the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Wizards rating on offense is 109.6 and they have a defensive rating of 107.9. They get 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Washington turns the ball over on 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.1 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 28-21-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 25-24-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 28-19-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 28-19-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
01/30/17 PG Derrick Rose Ankle expected to miss Tuesday vs. Washington
01/17/17 F Lance Thomas Facial out indefinitely
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/09/16 C Ian Mahinmi Knee out indefinitely
11/25/16 F Danuel House Wrist out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Washington -8.5
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