New York Knicks at Washington Wizards - 3/10/20 NBA Picks and Prediction
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New York Knicks (20-44) at Washington Wizards (23-40)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)
The Line: Washington Wizards -4 -- Over/Under: 227 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New York Knicks and Washington Wizards meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena.
The New York Knicks need a win after splitting their last six games. The New York Knicks are averaging 105.2 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 111.8 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 19.3 points and 9.8 rebounds while RJ Barrett is averaging 14.1 points and five rebounds. Elfrid Payton is the third double-digit scorer and Bobby Portis is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.7 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost four straight road games.
The Washington Wizards need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 115.5 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 119.7 points on 48.9 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 30.4 points and 6.1 assists while Davis Bertans is averaging 15.5 points and 4.6 rebounds. Rui Hachimura is the third double-digit scorer and Thomas Bryant is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have split their last six home games.
The Knicks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wizards are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 home games and 5-16-1 ATS in their last 22 Tuesday games. The over is 6-2 in Knicks last 8 overall. The under is 4-1 in Wizards last 5 home games. The Knicks are 7-16-1 ATS in the last 24 meetings
I have a hard time getting behind the New York Knicks in any situation, but I'm certainly not laying chalk with an absolutely awful Wizards team that relies so much on Beal to do everything. So to avoid backing a side here, I'm going with the over. Neither of these teams give an honest effort defensively and the over is a strong trend on both sides for the most part. The Wizards are allowing 51.6 percent shooting from the field and 40.5 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. Just terrible stuff. Give me the over.