Free NBA Hoops Pick: Knicks vs Wizards Lines
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(28-41) New York Knicks vs. Washington Wizards (33-35)
Date: Saturday March 19th
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Verizon Center Washington, DC
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After losing 5 straight and looking like the playoffs were not in the cards the Wizards have won 3 in a row. They are not back in the playoff picture and are 1.5 games out of the 8th and final spot in the East.
The Knicks have fallen out of the playoff race in the 2nd half and they have lost 6 of their last 10 games. They are 7 games out of the last spot in the East and unless they catch fire they will watching the post-season from home yet again.
In their last games the Wizards beat the beat the Philadelphia 76ers 99-94 and the Knicks lost to the Golden State Warriors 121-85.
New York Knicks
While the Knicks have been pretty solid on defense this season ranking 12th in opponents’ points game they only rank 25th in points per game. In their loss to the Warriors in their last game they gave up 121 points and they allowed Golden State to shoot over 50% from the floor.
Carmelo Antonio leads the Knicks in scoring averaging nearly 22 ppg, but no other New York players is averaging over 14 ppg. Rookie Kristaps Porzingis took the Big Apple by storm early in the season, but he has not played well in the 2nd half.
He stunk up the court in the loss to the Warriors going for 2 points on 1/11 shooting. He and Arron Afflalo (13.9 ppg) have to help Melo out on offense for the Knicks to have any chance to win this game.
This season the Knicks are 12-23 on the road and they have played their last 5 games on the road where they are 2-3.
This is the 2nd game between these 2 teams this season and they have split the 2 meetings with each winning on the road.
The Wizards only rank 20th in the league in opponents’ points per game, but they have been winning lately with their D. In their 3 game winning streak they are giving up an average of 90.3 ppg.
The strength of the Wizards is their offense that ranks 12th in the league in scoring. They are led by the G duo of John Wall, who has 2 triple-doubles in his last 2 games, and Bradley Beal, who are guards and the 2 leading scorers.
One key match up in this game is inside with Knicks C Robin Lopez going against Wizards C Marcin Gortat, who is coming off a 16 point and 13 rebound game against the 76ers.
The Wizards are 18-17 at home this season and they have won their last 2 games in their house.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Knicks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games.
- Knicks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- Knicks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Wizards are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games.
- Wizards are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- Wizards are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
Free New York Knicks vs. Washington Wizards NBA Prediction:
The Knicks struggling on offense facing a Wizards’ team that is playing solid D as of late spells a win for Washington in this Eastern Conference match up.
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The road team is 7-0-1 ATS in the last 8 games between these 2 teams. However, that trend will not continue in this game, as the Wizards will win and cover.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Wizards 104 – Knicks 92
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