Wizards vs Knicks Prediction NBA Picks 1/18/24

New York Knicks (23-17) vs Washington Wizards (7-32)

Game Info: Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)

Betting Odds: New York Knicks -11.5 -- Over/Under: 238.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks duke it out at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night. Here’s a Wizards vs Knicks Prediction.

Washington Wizards

The Washington Wizards have been in a major slump as they've lost 10 of their last 12 games overall and they will be hoping to bounce back here after getting embarrassed by the lowly Pistons in a 129-117 loss on Monday. Tyus Jones led the team with 22 points with seven assists, Kyle Kuzma added 21 points with eight rebounds and four assists while Jordan Poole chipped in with 16 points. As a team, the Wizards shot 46 percent from the field and 19 of 41 from the 3-point line as they poured in 40 points in the second quarter to hang in the contest, until the Pistons caught fire in the second half to put them behind by as many as 15 points. The Wizards will meet the Spurs, Nuggets, and Timberwolves after this one.

Washington Wizards Player Facts

  • Tyus Jones ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for assist:turnover ratio (6.6) this season.
  • Kyle Kuzma ranks 29th amongst qualified players for points per game (22.4) this season.

New York Knicks

Meanwhile, the New York Knicks have been in great form as they've won seven of their last nine games overall and they will be eager to keep it going after blowing past the Rockets in a 109-94 win on Wednesday. Julius Randle led the team with 31 points, eight rebounds and four assists, Jalen Brunson added 30 points with seven assists while OG Anunoby chipped in with 15 points. As a team, the Knicks shot 44 percent from the field and 13 of 37 from the 3-point line as they wrestled with the Rockets in a tightly contested first half, before they made their move in the third quarter to build a 20-point lead and put the game to bed early. The Knicks will face the Raptors after this game.

New York Knicks Player Facts

  • Jalen Brunson ranks 14th amongst qualified players for points per game (25.8) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Knicks ranks 1st in the league for rebound percentage this season (52.9%).
  • The Knicks rank 2nd in the league for opponent rebounds per game this season (40.7).
  • The Wizards rank 30th in the league for opponent points per game this season (125.3).
  • The Wizards rank 30th in the league for opponent assists per game this season (30.3).

Wizards vs Knicks Prediction

The Wizards have been one of the coldest teams in the league lately and they will be low on confidence after getting routed by the league-worst Pistons in an ugly loss on Monday, while the Knicks have been one of the form teams of the league and they just made light work of the Rockets in a big win on Wednesday, their seventh in nine games. The line is hefty here, but it's either the Knicks of nothing as you just can't trust the Wizards these days.

Peter’s Pick New York -11.5

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