Washington Wizards vs New York Knicks Prediction, 3/18/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs New York Knicks
Date: Friday, March 18, 2022
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Madison Square Garden is the site where the New York Knicks (29-40) will try to defeat the Washington Wizards (29-39) on Friday.
The Wizards faced off with the Nuggets and took a loss by a score of 127-109 in their last contest. In reference to personal fouls, the Wizards walked away with 18 and the Nuggets recorded 9 personal fouls. They also made 15 of their 37 tries from beyond the perimeter. Denver shot 95.2% from the charity stripe by making 20 of their 21 attempts. Additionally, Denver pulled down 33 rebounds (8 offensive, 25 defensive) and earned 8 blocked shots. Denver distributed 41 assists and had 30 steals for the matchup. In reference to defending, Washington allowed the other team to go 51.1% from the field on 46 of 90 shooting. They also recorded 26 dimes for the contest while forcing the other team into 3 turnovers and earning 7 steals. With regard to rebounding, they earned a total of 48 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Wizards made 22 of 31 attempts for a rate of 71.0%. Washington wrapped up the contest with a 47.1% FG percentage (41 of 87) and converted 5 of their 23 3-pointers.
Deni Avdija is a player who was a major factor in the matchup. Avdija shot 70.0% from the floor and also dished out 3 assists. He played for 28 minutes and also totaled 7 rebounds. He ended up scoring 19 points on 7 of 10 shooting.
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Washington comes into this one with a record of 29-39 this year. They turn it over 13.3 times per contest and as a squad they commit 19.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Washington is collecting 43.3 boards per game and is sitting with 1,674 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 17th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Wizards are hitting 33.9% on three-point shots (708 of 2,090) and 78.3% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 108.4 points per outing (21st in the NBA) while shooting 46.9% from the floor.
Defensively, the Wizards are forcing their opponents into 11.8 turnovers every game while drawing 20.1 fouls. They relinquish 35.6% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 18th in the NBA in opponents points per game (111.6). The Wizards defense is allowing a FG percentage of 46.3% (2,798 of 6,046) and they surrender 44.5 rebounds per contest as a group. They are currently ranked 5th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,592 relinquished on the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Knicks got the victory with a final of 128-98 when they played the Trail Blazers. In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, New York allowed Portland to pull down 31 in total (10 on the offensive glass). They finished 32.4% from three-point range by going 11 of 34 and walked away from this one shooting 7 out of 14 at the free throw line (50.0%). The Knicks permitted the Trail Blazers to make 40 of their 91 attempts from the field which left them shooting 44.0% for the contest. When the final whistle was blown, the Knicks ended up shooting 40 for 80 from the floor which had them sitting at 50.0%. With regard to shooting from 3-point land, New York converted 16 of 38 attempts (42.1%). They were able to bury 32 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 82.1%. The Trail Blazers had 11 fouls for the game which took the Knicks to the charity stripe for 39 attempts. They coughed up the ball 10 times, while getting 9 steals in the game. The Knicks snagged 38 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 47 for the contest.
RJ Barrett pitched in for the Knicks for this contest. He buried 10 of 20 for the game for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and had 4 rebounds. Barrett had 31 points in his 40 minutes on the hardwood and earned 5 assists for this game.
New York has a record of 29-40 so far this year. The Knicks have committed 20.5 fouls per contest and they hit 74.9% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 21.6 times per game (30th in basketball) and they turn it over 13.6 times per contest. New York has earned 7,332 points on the campaign (106.3 per game) and they average 46.4 boards per contest. When it comes to offense, the Knicks are hitting on 43.7% from the field, which is 27th in the league.
The New York defense allows 34.4% on shots from beyond the arc (880 of 2,561) and opponents are making 76.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 24.3 assists and 43.9 rebounds per game, which is 15th and 11th in the league. The Knicks are ranked 8th in the league in PPG allowed with 106.9. They are forcing 12.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 44.5% from the field (5th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington
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