Washington Wizards vs. New York Knicks - 12/23/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Washington Wizards vs New York Knicks
Date: Monday, December 23, 2019
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY
Odds/Point Spread: New York -1
Madison Square Garden is the venue where Julius Randle and the New York Knicks (7-23, 5th in the Atlantic Division) will take on the Washington Wizards (8-20, 4th in the Southeast Division) on Monday. Washington opens this matchup as 1 point underdogs. The O/U opens at 234.5.
The Wizards cover the spread 51.8% of the time, having gone 14-13-1 ATS. New York is covering 50.0% of the time, going 15-15-0 against the spread.
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/21/2019 Jordan McRae SG Finger Game Time Decision
12/21/2019 Davis Bertans SF Quadriceps Game Time Decision
12/21/2019 Moe Wagner SF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Dec 28
12/17/2019 Rui Hachimura PF Groin Expected to be out until at least Dec 28
12/10/2019 C.J SF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Apr 1
12/4/2019 Thomas Bryant C Foot Expected to be out until at least Jan 5
7/23/2019 John Wall PG Achilles Expected to be out until at least May 1
Key New York Knicks Injuries
12/21/2019 Reggie Bullock SG Back Game Time Decision
12/21/2019 Wayne Ellington SG Achilles Game Time Decision
Bradley Beal averages 28.2 points per contest in 37.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 7.0 assists per game and 5.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%. Davis Bertans comes into this game averaging 15.4 points per contest while playing 30.0 minutes per night. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Marcus Morris averages 18.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per game. He also hauls in 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Julius Randle scores 17.3 points per contest while playing 31.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.8 rebounds per contest and has 3.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards allow 121.9 points per contest which is 30th in the NBA. They also surrender a 49% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 27th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.5 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they allow 26.5 assists per game which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Washington averages 117.4 points per contest, which is 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 7th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 41.4 boards per contest and 27.3 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 21st with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks give up 112.4 points per game, which ranks them 19th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 21st and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 24.3 dimes allowed per game and 22nd with 46.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Knicks are 10th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest. New York is 30th in the NBA with 103.1 points per contest this season. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -9.4. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 24th in the league. They are 14th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.5 boards per contest and 29th in assists per game with 20.7. The Knicks are 22nd in turnovers per contest with 14.3.
The Wizards are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.6, and their defensive rating of 116.9 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 103.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 8th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. Washington is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 1st in the league.
New York is 20th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 4th in the league. The Knicks are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.4, and their defensive rating of 113.8 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 29th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New York -1 and over 234.5 total points
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