New York Knicks vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 2/12/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Knicks vs Washington Wizards
Date: Friday, February 12, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+1)
The Washington Wizards (6-16) play the New York Knicks (11-15) at Capital One Arena on Friday. New York opens this contest as 1-point underdogs. The over/under opens at 222.5.
The New York Knicks faced off with the Miami Heat and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 98-96 in their last contest. New York wrapped up the contest having earned a 42.5% FG percentage (37 out of 87) and buried 10 of 28 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Knicks buried 12 of their 16 attempts for a rate of 75.0%. Concerning pulling down rebounds, they compiled 46 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 22 assists in this matchup while having 8 steals and 5 rejections. Concerning the defense, New York allowed 37.1% from the field on 26 of 70 shooting. Miami distributed 21 dimes and had 5 steals for this contest. On top of that, the Heat grabbed 38 rebounds (6 offensive, 32 defensive) and added 6 blocked shots. Miami finished the game at 82.1% at the free throw line by making 32 of 39 attempts. They also converted 14 out of their 33 tries from 3-point range.
Elfrid Payton is one player who came through in this matchup. He ended up walking away with 18 points on 8 out of 16 shooting. He saw the court for 26:36 mins played and snagged 5 rebounds. Payton ended up going 50.0% from the floor and also recorded 4 dimes. One more player that was a contributor in this contest for the Knicks was RJ Barrett. He collected 6 boards and accounted for 2 dimes. He finished the contest at 35.7% from the field for the matchup by going 5-of-14 (13 points). When the final whistle was blown, Barrett saw the court for 26:42 min.
New York enters this contest with a record of 11-15 on the season. The Knicks are shooting 35.5% on shots from 3-point land (255 of 718) and 76.1% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 102.5 points per outing (30th in the league) while shooting 44.8% from the field. They turn it over 13.8 times per contest and as a unit they commit 20.9 personal fouls per game. As a team, New York is pulling in 46.6 rebounds per game and is sitting with 547 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 28th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. On defense, the Knicks are able to force 11.4 turnovers per game and they draw 18.7 personal fouls. They give up 32.2% from 3-point land and they are ranked 1st in the NBA in PPG allowed (103.9). The Knicks defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 43.5% (297 of 485) and they surrender 44.5 rebounds per game as a team. They are ranked 10th in the NBA in giving up assists with 584 surrendered so far this season.
In their last game, the Washington Wizards took a loss by a final score of 137-115 when they played the Toronto Raptors. The Wizards recorded 34 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards totaling 46 for the matchup. They also blocked 3 attempts while recording 7 steals in the matchup. The Raptors committed 17 fouls for this game which got the Wizards to the charity stripe for 23 attempts. They were able to convert 19 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 82.6%. In relation to shots from downtown, Washington converted 12 of 41 attempts (29.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Wizards walked away from this one shooting 42 out of 93 from the field which had them shooting 45.2%. The Wizards permitted the Raptors to knock down 49 of 93 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 52.7% for the contest. They shot 59.4% from 3-point land by going 19 of 32 and ended up shooting 20 out of 23 at the charity stripe (87.0%). Regarding attacking the glass, Washington allowed Toronto to snag 46 in all (9 on the offensive glass).
Bradley Beal ended up being important for the Wizards in the game. He knocked down 8 out of 20 in the matchup giving him a rate of 40.0%, which had him sitting at 24 points. Beal pulled down 4 boards in his 37:29 minutes of time on the hardwood and accumulated 5 assists for this contest. Another guy that ended up playing a role for Washington was Russell Westbrook. He left the arena with 23 points in 34:03 mins played via 9 of 20 shooting for this contest. Westbrook wrapped this one up going 45.0% from the field while also totaling 7 assists and 6 boards.
Washington has a record of 6-16 on the campaign. Washington has totaled 2,505 pts for the season (113.9 per game) and they collect 43.8 rebounds per game. The Wizards commit 22.4 personal fouls per game and they go 75.8% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the ball, the Wizards are hitting on 45.3% from the field, which ranks them 19th in the league. They are assisting teammates 25.0 times per contest (12th in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 13.9 times per contest. The Wizards defensively are ranked 30th in the league in points per game surrendered with 120.9. The Washington defense gives up 39.9% on shots from distance (301 of 754) and their opposition makes 79.4% of their free throw shots. They give up 24.4 assists and 46.8 boards per game, which has them ranked 12th and 24th in the league. They are forcing 14.7 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 48.3% from the field (29th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington (-1)
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