Knicks vs Wizards Prediction - NBA Picks 1/6/24

Washington Wizards (6-28) vs New York Knicks (20-15)

Game Info: Saturday, January 6, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)

Betting Odds: Washington Wizards +8.5 -- Over/Under: 239 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New York Knicks invade the Capital One Arena to battle the Washington Wizards on Saturday night. Here's a Knicks vs Wizards prediction.

New York Knicks

The New York Knicks are starting to heat up now as they are now aiming for a fourth straight win after last night's 128-92 road win over the 76ers. Jalen Brunson led the team with 29 points on 11 of 20 shooting, Quentin Grimes added 19 points off the bench while Isaiah Hartenstein chipped in with 17 points, six rebounds and five assists. As a team, the Knicks shot 48 percent from the field and 18 of 41 from the 3-point line as they caught fire early and were always in control after exploding for 41 points in the second quarter. Things did tighten up in the third quarter where the Knicks went cold, but then they finished with a flurry to make it a blowout road win in the end.

New York Knicks Player Facts

  • Donte DiVincenzo ranks 8th amongst qualified players for 3P% (44.7%) this season.
  • Julius Randle ranks 4th amongst qualified Centers for points per game (23.9) this season.

Washington Wizards

Meanwhile, the Washington Wizards have been in a real slump as they've lost six of their last seven games overall and they will be hoping to snap a three-game skid after getting routed by the Cavaliers in a 114-90 road defeat last night. Tyus Jones led the team in scoring with just 16 points and five assists, Bilal Coulibaly added 15 points off the bench while Deni Avdija chipped in with 13 points. As a team, the Wizards shot just 41 percent from the field and nine of 30 from the 3-point line as they struggled to keep up from the start, scoring just 14 points in the second quarter to fall behind by double-digits early and things only got worse in the second half where they trailed by as many as 29 points.

Washington Wizards Player Facts

  • Daniel Gafford ranks 1st amongst qualified players for FG% (68.5%) this season.
  • Tyus Jones ranks 1st amongst qualified players for assist:turnover ratio (6.8) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Wizards rank 30th in the league for opponent points per game this season (126.2).
  • The Wizards rank 30th in the league for opponent assists per game this season (30.5).
  • The Knicks ranks 1st in the league for rebound percentage this season (52.8%).
  • The Knicks rank 2nd in the league for opponent rebounds per game this season (40.6).

Knicks vs Wizards prediction

The Knicks have had a streaky season so far, but they certainly seem to be a good one at the moment as they have now won three straight after last night's impressive win over the 76ers. In contrast, the Wizards have continued their downward spiral and they are coming into this one fresh off their sixth loss in their last seven outings. The line is a bit hefty here, but the Knicks blew past the 76ers despite a horrible shooting night from Julius Randle who shot just one of 11 for his eight points, so I'll back the Knicks in this spot.

Peter’s Pick New York -8.5

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