Thursday, April 6, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Washington Wizards head to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks on Thursday, April 6, 2017. The opening line for this game has Washington as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 47-31. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.9 as they are averaging 109.4 points per game while giving up 107.5 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 30-48. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 104.5 points per game and surrendering 108.0, good for a point differential of -3.5.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 40-37-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 49-28-1 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 41-37-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 37-41-0 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key New York Knicks Injuries
04/04/17 F Kristaps Porzingis Back "?" Thursday vs. Washington
04/04/17 F Lance Thomas Hip "?" Thursday vs. Washington
04/02/17 PG Derrick Rose Knee out for season
03/20/17 C Joakim Noah Knee out for season
Bradley Beal comes into this game averaging 23 points per contest while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this year for the Wizards. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per contest and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. John Wall averages 23.2 points per game in 36.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 10.7 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
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Carmelo Anthony averages 22.5 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 18.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 109.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.95 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 42.9 rebounds per game and 24 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.1 per game. The Wizards allow 107.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 104.5 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 45.3 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 13th with 13.9 per game. The Knicks allow 108 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 45 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Knicks force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
The Wizards have an offensive rating of 111.3 and a defensive rating of 109.3. In terms of pace they average 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Knicks rating on offense is 107.6 and they have a defensive rating of 111.2. They get 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. New York turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington -5.5
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