New York Knicks at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 1/17/2019
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Capital One Arena
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The New York Knicks travel to Capital One Arena to play the Washington Wizards on Thursday, January 17, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 6 point favorites.
The Knicks have a record of 10-33. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -8.5 as they average 107.3 points per game while giving up 115.8 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 18-26 this season. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They average 113.5 points per game and surrender 116.8, good for a point differential of -3.3.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 20-22-1 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 23-20-0 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 18-25-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 26-18-0 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
10/11/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Knee is out indefinitely
01/15/19 C Enes Kanter Personal is out Thursday vs Washington
01/12/19 G Tim Hardaway Jr. Hamstring is probable Thursday vs Washington
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/28/18 PG John Wall Heel is out indefinitely
11/28/18 C Dwight Howard Gluteus is out indefinitely
01/04/19 F Markieff Morris Neck is out 6-8 weeks
Tim Hardaway comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 86%. Emmanuel Mudiay averages 14.5 points per game in 26.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Otto Porter averages 12.6 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Bradley Beal averages 24.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.0 rebounds per contest and 5.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 107.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 44.7 rebounds per game and 19.9 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 13.3 per game. The Knicks allow 115.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.0 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 26.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 8th in the league with 113.5 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -3.3. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 40.9 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 25.5. The Wizards are 17th in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Wizards surrender 116.8 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 25.6 assists allowed per contest and 29th with 48.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards are 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per game.
The Knicks are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.5, and their defensive rating of 114.9 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 30th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league. New York is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 2nd in the league.
Washington is 19th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league. The Wizards are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.3, and their defensive rating of 113.6 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Washington -6
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