Washington Wizards at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 2/14/2018
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Washington Wizards travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 4 point favorites.
The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 32-24. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.8 as they are averaging 107.2 points per game while giving up 105.4 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 23-35. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 103.5 points per game and surrendering 105.9, good for a point differential of -2.4.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 26-30-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 25-29-2 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 28-30-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 28-29-1 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
02/11/18 PG Tim Frazier Facial is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs New York
02/10/18 C Ian Mahinmi Illness left last game, is "?" Wednesday vs New York
02/10/18 F Markieff Morris Hand is "?" Wednesday vs New York
01/31/18 PG John Wall Knee is OUT 6-8 weeks
Key New York Knicks Injuries
02/07/18 F Kristaps Porzingis ACL is out for season
Bradley Beal comes into this contest averaging 23.4 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Otto Porter averages 14.3 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Courtney Lee averages 13.2 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 94%. Tim Hardaway averages 16.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 107.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.84 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 42.9 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.4 per game. The Wizards allow 105.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.3 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 21st in the league with 103.5 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -2.4. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 44.3 boards per game, and 14th in assists per contest with 22.8. The Knicks are 8th in turnovers per game with 15.4. The Knicks surrender 105.9 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 23.3 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 42.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game this season.
The Wizards are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 107.7, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 18th. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 13th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA. Washington is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 20th in the NBA.
New York is 6th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 19th in the NBA. The Knicks are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 108.9, and their offensive rating of 106.4 is ranked 14th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York +4
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