New York Knicks vs. Washington Wizards - 2/12/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Washington Wizards (19-33) at New York Knicks (17-37)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -2.5 -- Over/Under: 228.5
The Washington Wizards and New York Knicks meet Wednesday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Washington Wizards need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 115.5 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 120.4 points on 48.7 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 29.1 points and 6.3 assists while Davis Bertans is averaging 15.1 points and 4.7 rebounds. Rui Hachimura is the third double-digit scorer and Thomas Bryant is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have lost four of their last five road games.
The New York Knicks need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 104.9 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 111.7 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 19.3 points and 9.6 rebounds while RJ Barrett is averaging 13.6 points and 5.1 rebounds. Reggie Bullock is the third double-digit scorer and Bobby Portis is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.4 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost five of their last seven home games.
The Wizards are 17-4 ATS in their last 21 games playing on 0 days rest, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games as a road underdog and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Knicks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 7-2 in Wizards last 9 overall. The under is 4-1 in Knicks last 5 games as a favorite. The Wizards are 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings in New York and 15-7-1 ATS in the last 23 meetings. The under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
The Washington Wizards are on the end of a back to back, but they're also playing the better basketball and have a chance to fight for a playoff spot if they want it. The New York Knicks shouldn't be favored against most teams in this league and it's hard to lay points with them regardless of the situation. The Wizards have won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Knicks. I want the bucket, as I'm never looking to lay chalk with the Knicks.