Wizards vs Knicks Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/12/2020
Game: Washington Wizards vs New York Knicks
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY
Odds/Point Spread: New York -2.5
Madison Square Garden is the venue where Elfrid Payton and the New York Knicks (17-37, 5th in the Atlantic Division) will play the Washington Wizards (18-33, 3rd in the Southeast Division) on Wednesday. The odds on this game have New York as 2.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 229.5.
The Wizards are covering the spread 50.0% of the time, having gone 25-25-1 ATS. New York is covering 54.7% of the time, going 29-24-1 against the spread.
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
10/18/19 PG John Wall Achilles is out indefinitely
02/09/20 C Thomas Bryant Foot is out indefinitely
Key New York Knicks Injuries
02/10/20 SF Maurice Harkless Illness is questionable Wednesday vs Washington
Bradley Beal comes into this contest averaging 29.1 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Ish Smith averages 10.8 points per game in 26.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.7 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Elfrid Payton averages 9.5 points per game while playing 27.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 6.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 51%. Julius Randle averages 19.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.6 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 115.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 42.5 rebounds per game and 25.5 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 13.8 per game. The Wizards allow 120.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 29th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.4 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 25.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 28th in the league with 104.9 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -6.8. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 46.4 boards per game, and 28th in assists per contest with 21.7. The Knicks are 21st in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Knicks surrender 111.7 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 24.3 assists allowed per contest and 15th with 45.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game.
The Wizards are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.8, and their defensive rating of 116.6 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 18th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league. Washington is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 2nd in the league.
New York is 20th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league. The Knicks are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.6, and their defensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 28th. 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 28th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington +2.5
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