New York Knicks vs Washington Wizards Predictions, NBA Picks 3/10/2020
Game: New York Knicks vs Washington Wizards
Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Washington -4
Julius Randle and the New York Knicks (20-44, 5th in the Atlantic Division) head to Capital One Arena on Tuesday where they'll meet the Washington Wizards (23-40, 3rd in the Southeast Division). The spread on this matchup has Washington as 4 point favorites. The O/U is set at 227.
The Knicks are covering the spread 54.0% of the time, having gone 34-29-1 ATS. Washington is covering 50.8% of the time, going 31-30-2 against the spread.
Key New York Knicks Injuries
03/08/20 PG Dennis Smith Jr. Concussion is questionable Tuesday vs Washington
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
10/18/19 PG John Wall Achilles is out indefinitely
03/08/20 PG Jerome Robinson Achilles is questionable Tuesday vs New York
03/06/20 PG Ish Smith Hamstring is out indefinitely
Julius Randle comes into this game averaging 19.3 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Elfrid Payton averages 10.1 points per contest in 27.7 minutes per game. He averages 7.1 assists per game and 4.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 58%.
Thomas Bryant scores 12.0 points per contest while playing 23.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.8 rebounds per contest and has 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Bradley Beal averages 30.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 36.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.3 rebounds per game and has 6.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 105.2 points per contest, which is 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 25th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 46.7 boards per contest and 21.8 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 20th with 14.3 per game. The Knicks allow 111.8 points per contest, which is 19th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 29th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they allow 24.3 assists per game which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 6th in the NBA with 115.5 points per contest this season. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -4.22. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 4th in the league. They are 30th in the NBA in rebounding with 41.8 boards per contest and 12th in assists per game with 25.4. The Wizards are 22nd in turnovers per contest with 14.0. The Wizards give up 119.7 points per game, which ranks them 30th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 49% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 29th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.2 dimes allowed per game and 24th with 46.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Wizards are 28th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per contest this year.
The Knicks are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 112.9, and their offensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 23rd. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 29th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA. New York is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 9th in the NBA.
Washington is 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 2nd in the NBA. The Wizards are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 115.8, and their offensive rating of 111.8 is ranked 30th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 20th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington -4
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