New York Knicks vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 2/24/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: New York Knicks vs Washington Wizards
Date: Friday, February 24, 2023
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+3)
Capital One Arena is where the Washington Wizards will attempt to beat the New York Knicks on Friday. Washington opens as 3-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under is 228.
The Knicks took the court against the Hawks and took home the win by a score of 122-101 in their last contest. In the matter of personal fouls, the Knicks ended up with 21 and the Hawks accounted for 18 personal fouls. They also knocked down 5 out of their 26 shots from downtown. Atlanta went 76.2% from the charity stripe by knocking down 16 of their 21 tries. Moreover, Atlanta pulled down 40 rebounds (8 offensive, 32 defensive) and earned 4 rejections. Atlanta earned 25 dimes and had 6 steals in this matchup. When talking about defending, New York allowed the other team to go 41.2% from the floor on 40 out of 97 shooting. They also distributed 16 dimes for the contest as well as creating 4 turnovers and getting 2 steals. Concerning rebounding, they compiled 55 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. From the free throw line, the Knicks buried 18 of their 22 shots for a rate of 81.8%. New York ended the game with a 46.9% FG percentage (45 of 96) and converted 14 of their 43 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Jalen Brunson is a player who was a major factor in this game. He ended up scoring 28 points on 10 of 19 shooting. He was on the court for 38 mins played and totaled 9 boards. Brunson ended up going 52.6% from the field and recorded 5 assists.
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New York heads into this game with a record of 33-27 this year. They cough up possession 12.7 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 20.9 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, New York is snagging 47.0 boards per game and has accounted for 1,341 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 27th in the league in terms of passing. The Knicks are shooting 34.5% on shots from beyond the arc (727 of 2,105) and 77.1% from the charity stripe. They average 114.6 points per game (14th in basketball) while shooting 46.1% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Knicks have forced 12.6 turnovers per game while drawing 21.0 fouls. They currently rank 12th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,479 surrendered on the season. The Knicks are allowing a field goal percentage of 45.5% (2,422 of 5,321) and they concede 43.5 boards per game as a unit. They are giving up 34.7% on three-point shots and they are 10th in basketball in points per game allowed (112.3).
When they last stepped on the court, the Wizards got the victory with a final of 114-106 when they faced the Timberwolves. When talking about attacking the glass, Washington permitted Minnesota to get 53 in total (16 offensive). They went 27.6% from distance by connecting on 8 of 29 and walked away from this one shooting 20 out of 22 from the charity stripe (90.9%). The Wizards allowed the Timberwolves to convert 39 out of their 95 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.1% in this game. Overall, the Wizards finished shooting 43 out of 95 from the floor which had them at 45.3%. When discussing shots from beyond the arc, Washington converted 14 of 35 attempts (40.0%). They were able to knock down 14 of the free throw tries for a rate of 82.4%. The Timberwolves earned 16 personal fouls in this contest which got the Wizards to the charity stripe for 17 tries. They also gave up possession of the ball 15 times, while getting 13 steals for this contest. The Wizards were able to collect 36 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 49 for this contest.
Bradley Beal was important for the Wizards for the game. He made 14 out of 28 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and had 6 rebounds. Beal scored 35 points in his 35 mins on the court and added 5 dimes for this contest.
Washington has a win-loss record of 28-30 on the year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Wizards are hitting on 48.5% from the field, which is ranked 7th in the league. Washington has accumulated 6,591 points so far this year (113.6 per contest) and they pull in 44.0 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 25.3 times per contest (12th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.1 times per contest. The Wizards commit 19.1 fouls every game and they hit 78.6% from the charity stripe.
The Washington defense allows 35.7% on shots from 3-point land (681 of 1,905) and their opponents are converting on 80.2% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 23.8 dimes and 43.0 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 6th and 13th in the league. The Wizards on the defensive end are ranked 14th in the NBA in points allowed per game with 113.3. They are forcing 12.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.4% from the floor (5th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington (-3)
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