New York Knicks vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 1/13/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: New York Knicks vs Washington Wizards
Date: Friday, January 13, 2023
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Capital One Arena is the location where the Washington Wizards will take on the New York Knicks on Friday.
The Knicks faced off with the Pacers and took home the win by a score of 119-113 in their last contest. Concerning personal fouls, the Knicks left the arena with 16 and the Pacers accounted for 25 personal fouls. They also knocked down 12 of 39 shots from three-point range. Indiana finished the contest at 71.4% at the free throw line by burying 15 of their 21 tries. Moreover, Indiana snagged 41 rebounds (8 offensive, 33 defensive) and got 4 rejections. Indiana totaled 27 dimes and had 8 steals in the game. In the matter of defending, New York let their opponent shoot 47.8% from the floor on 43 out of 90 shooting. They also doled out 21 assists for this game in addition to forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and earning 9 steals. Pertaining to grabbing boards, they compiled 50 with 12 of them being of the offensive sort. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Knicks made 28 of their 33 shots for a percentage of 84.8%. New York ended the contest having earned a 45.2% field goal percentage (38 out of 84) and made 15 out of their 42 3-pointers.
Jalen Brunson is a guy who was a major contributor for this contest. Brunson ended up going 55.0% from the field and also distributed 4 assists. He was on the court for 42 mins and also grabbed 3 boards. He recorded 34 points on 11 out of 20 shooting.
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New York will take the court with a win-loss record of 23-19 so far this season. They average 114.1 points per contest (15th in the league) while going 45.5% from the field. The Knicks are shooting 33.9% on 3-point shots (504 of 1,485) and 77.8% from the free throw line. As a unit, New York is collecting 47.3 boards per contest and has earned 961 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 26th in basketball in terms of passing. They turn it over 13.5 times per game and as a team they are committing 20.7 fouls per contest.
Defensively, the Knicks are able to force 13.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 21.4 personal fouls. They concede 34.1% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 8th in basketball in opponents PPG (111.3). The Knicks are allowing a FG percentage of 45.3% (1,683 of 3,718) and they relinquish 44.0 rebounds per game as a group. They currently rank 13th in basketball in giving up assists with 1,037 conceded for the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Wizards got the victory with a final of 100-97 against the Bulls. The Wizards pulled down 40 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 52 for the matchup. They also coughed up the ball 17 times, while earning 5 steals in this game. The Bulls were called for 19 fouls for the game which took the Wizards to the charity stripe for a total of 21 shots. They were able to make 17 of the free throw tries for a rate of 81.0%. With regard to shots from beyond the perimeter, Washington converted 7 out of their 23 attempts (30.4%). When the game finished, the Wizards went 38 for 82 from the field which had them shooting 46.3%. The Wizards permitted the Bulls to bury 41 out of 88 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.6% in this matchup. They went 31.0% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 9 out of 29 and finished the contest at 6 of 9 at the charity stripe (66.7%). When talking about rebounds, Washington permitted Chicago to snag 39 overall (8 on the offensive glass).
Kyle Kuzma was important for the Wizards for the matchup. He converted 9 out of 20 in the game for a field goal rate of 45.0%, and had 4 rebounds. Kuzma earned 21 points in his 38 minutes on the hardwood and had 3 dimes for the contest.
Washington has a win-loss record of 18-24 for the year. On the offensive side of the court, the Wizards are shooting 48.2% from the field, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Washington has 4,695 points this season (111.8 per contest) and they pull in 44.0 rebounds per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 24.9 times per contest (16th in the NBA) and they cough up possession 14.3 times per game. The Wizards are responsible for committing 19.4 fouls per game and they go 77.1% from the charity stripe.
The Washington defense gives up 36.3% on shots from distance (498 of 1,371) and opponents are connecting on 80.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 23.7 dimes and 43.1 total boards per game, which is ranked 7th and 11th in the NBA. The Wizards are ranked 14th in the league in points allowed per game with 113.1. They are forcing their opponents into 12.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 46.4% from the field (8th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington
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