Washington Wizards vs New York Knicks Prediction, 12/23/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs New York Knicks
Date: Thursday, December 23, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
TV: NBC Sports Washington Plus
Madison Square Garden is the location where the New York Knicks (14-17) will try to beat the Washington Wizards (16-15) on Thursday.
The Wizards faced off with the Jazz and took home the win by a score of 109-103 in their last contest. Washington ended the contest having earned a 44.7% field goal percentage (42 of 94) and knocked down 9 of 31 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Wizards converted 16 of 20 tries for a rate of 80.0%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they earned 47 with 11 of them being offensive. They also doled out 27 assists in this contest in addition to creating 6 turnovers and getting 7 steals. Pertaining to the defense, Washington allowed 43.2% from the floor on 35 of 81 shooting. Utah totaled 46 dimes and had 17 steals for this game. Additionally, Utah snagged 38 rebounds (8 offensive, 30 defensive) and added 4 rejections. Utah shot 63.3% when shooting free throws by knocking down 19 of 30 attempts. They converted 14 of their 44 tries from beyond the perimeter. When talking about fouls, the Wizards finished with 23 while the Jazz recorded 15 fouls.
Bradley Beal is someone who had an impact for this game. He recorded 37 points on 13 out of 24 shooting. He was on the court for 36 mins and also collected 5 rebounds. Beal went 54.2% from the floor and also earned 7 dimes.
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Washington heads into this contest with a mark of 16-15 so far this year. They currently have an average of 105.6 points per outing (24th in the league) while hitting 46.3% from the field. The Wizards are connecting on 32.2% from downtown (304 of 943) and 76.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, Washington is pulling in 44.3 boards per game and is sitting with 729 assists so far this season, which is 13th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 13.6 times per contest and as a team are committing 19.2 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Wizards have forced 12.3 turnovers per game while drawing 20.0 personal fouls. They are ranked 11th in the league in allowing assists with 712 conceded on the campaign. The Wizards defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 45.3% (1,235 of 2,729) and they relinquish 44.8 boards per game as a squad. They are giving up 33.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 18th in the league in opponents PPG (108.1).
When they last played, the Knicks went home victorious with a score of 105-91 when they played the Pistons. The Knicks recorded 39 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 52 in this matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while getting 5 steals in this contest. The Pistons had 12 fouls for the game which took the Knicks to the charity stripe for 19 shots. They were able to knock down 14 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 73.7%. When discussing shots from beyond the arc, New York made 11 of their 33 attempts (33.3%). At the conclusion of this game, the Knicks ended up going 40 for 90 from the field which had them shooting 44.4%. The Knicks permitted the Pistons to knock down 34 of their 94 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 36.2% in this matchup. They went 24.2% from behind the 3-point line via 8 out of 33 and finished the contest at 15 out of 19 at the free throw line (78.9%). Regarding rebounding, New York permitted Detroit to grab 38 overall (10 on the offensive glass).
Mitchell Robinson ended up being a factor for the Knicks in the matchup. Robinson earned 17 points in his 25 mins on the court, but finished this game without an assist. He buried 8 of 9 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 88.9%, and had 14 rebounds.
New York has a record of 14-17 so far this season. The Knicks are responsible for committing 19.3 fouls per contest and they shoot 79.0% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 21.4 times per contest (29th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 13.7 times per game. New York has scored 3,281 pts so far this season (105.8 per game) and they pull down 44.9 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Knicks are shooting 43.7% from the field, which is ranked 26th in the league.
The New York defense allows 35.1% on shots from behind the 3-point line (409 of 1,164) and their opponents are converting on 79.7% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 24.8 assists and 45.2 total rebounds per game, which is 22nd and 16th in basketball. The Knicks defensively are ranked 13th in the NBA in points allowed per game with 106.9. They are forcing 12.9 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 43.9% from the floor (5th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington
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