New York Knicks at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 3/25/2018
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The New York Knicks travel to Capital One Arena to play the Washington Wizards on Sunday, March 25, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 11 point favorites.
The Knicks head into this matchup with a mark of 26-47. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.4 as they are averaging 104.3 points per contest while giving up 107.7 per game. The Wizards have an overall mark of 40-32. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 107.2 points per contest and giving up 106.0, which is a point differential of 1.2.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 34-39-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 37-34-2 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 33-38-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 32-38-2 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
03/24/18 F Lance Thomas Personal is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Washington
02/07/18 F Kristaps Porzingis ACL is out for season
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
No key injuries to report
Enes Kanter comes into this contest averaging 14.1 points per game while playing 25.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 10.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Tim Hardaway averages 17.8 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Bradley Beal averages 23.3 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Otto Porter averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.5 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 104.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.41 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 44.2 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 14.9 per game. The Knicks allow 107.7 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 11th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.7 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 13th in the league with 107.2 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.13. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 20th in the league in rebounding with 43 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 24.9. The Wizards are 14th in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Wizards surrender 106 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 21.9 assists allowed per contest and 13th with 42.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game this season.
The Knicks are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 107, and their defensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 23rd. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league. New York is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league.
Washington is 15th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league. The Wizards are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington -11
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