Thursday, January 19, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Washington Wizards travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Thursday, January 19, 2017. The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 21-19. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.2 as they are averaging 105.8 points per game while giving up 105.7 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 18-24. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.2 points per game and surrendering 108.3, good for a point differential of -3.1.
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Bradley Beal comes into this contest averaging 22.5 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. John Wall averages 22.9 points per game in 36.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 10.1 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Kristaps Porzingis averages 19.4 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Carmelo Anthony averages 22.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Washington averages 105.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 50 rebounds per game and 23 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.5 per game. The Wizards allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
New York averages 105.2 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 54.2 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 19th with 14.4 per game. The Knicks allow 108.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.5 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Knicks force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
The Wizards have an offensive rating of 108.6 and a defensive rating of 108.4. In terms of pace they average 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.4 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 110.8. They get 97 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 12.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 21-19-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 25-15-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 24-18-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 21-21-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/09/16 C Ian Mahinmi Knee out indefinitely
11/25/16 F Danuel House Wrist out indefinitely
New York Knicks Injuries
01/17/17 F Kristaps Porzingis Achilles "?" Wednesday vs. Boston
01/17/17 F Lance Thomas Facial out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take New York
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