New York Knicks at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 1/3/2018
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The New York Knicks head to Capital One Arena to take on the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Washington as 9 point favorites.
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The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 18-18. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.1 as they are averaging 103.6 points per game while giving up 103.7 per contest. The Wizards have an overall mark of 21-16. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 106.3 points per contest and giving up 104.0, which is a point differential of 2.3.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 20-16-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 16-19-1 against the over/un=DEr
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 18-19-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 13-23-1 against the over/un=DEr
Key New York Knicks Injuries
12/05/17 G Tim Hardaway Jr. Leg is out indefinitely
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kristaps Porzingis comes into this game averaging 24.5 points per contest while playing 32.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Enes Kanter averages 13.5 points per contest in 25.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 10.3 rebounds per contest for New York. His field goal percentage is 59% for the season while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Bradley Beal has scored 23.4 points per contest while playing 35.4 minutes per game this season for the Wizards. He hauls in 4.4 rebounds per contest and has 3.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. John Wall averages 18.3 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 33.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.7 rebounds per game and 8.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 103.6 points per contest this year, which is 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.06 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 8th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 44.5 boards per contest and 22.8 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover =DEpartment they are 11th with 15.3 per game. The Knicks allow 103.7 points per contest which is 11th in the NBA. They also surren=DEr a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 13th in =DEfensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they allow 22.6 assists per game which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 12th in the NBA with 106.3 points per contest this season. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.27. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 12th in the league. They are 16th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.4 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 22.7. The Wizards are 26th in turnovers per contest with 13.7. The Wizards give up 104 points per game, which ranks them 12th in the league. Their =DEfense is surren=DEring a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 9th and 1st in those =DEfensive statistics. They rank 9th with 21.6 dimes allowed per game and 24th with 44 boards surren=DEred per contest. The Wizards are 22nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per contest this year.
The Knicks are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.5, and their defensive rating of 107.5 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 21st. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league. New York is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league.
Washington is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA. The Wizards are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 106.4, and their offensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 23rd. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 18th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York +9
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