Washington Wizards vs. New York Knicks Betting Prediction 04/07/19

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The Washington Wizards (32-48), 4-point favorites, will travel to Madison Square Garden to go head-to-head against the New York Knicks (15-64). The game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 226 points and it can be seen on MSG Network at 7:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 7, 2019.

Washington Wizards vs. New York Knicks Betting Odds

Both teams did not cover as underdogs in their last matchup. The Knicks (18-point underdogs) were defeated by the Houston Rockets, 120-96, while the Wizards (7-point underdogs) fell to the San Antonio Spurs, 129-112. The New York game hit the projected point total of 216, while the Washington game finished 15 points over the projected point total of 226.

Washington did a terrific job of making free throws (19-22; 86.4 percent) while New York had a better free throw rate (0.195 vs. 0.119). New York rallied around Mario Hezonja, who recorded his zeroth triple-double of the year. He dominated, collecting 16 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists. Bradley Beal played a pivotal role for Washington with 25 points and five assists.

In their three contests this season, the Wizards have won all three. In their most recent game, the two teams combined for 201 points, well under the projected point total of 228.5. Washington won 101-100 but was unable to cover as an 8-point favorite. Washington’s rebounding was their largest advantage. The Wizards had more offensive rebounds (15 vs. six) and total rebounds (51 vs. 42). Otto Porter Jr. recorded a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds.

Vegas tends to place the total low when the Wizards are involved, as 61.3 percent of their games have gone over the total. Washington heads into the game with records of 32-48 straight up (SU) and 36-42-2 against the spread (ATS).

Unlike Washington, games featuring the Knicks have gone under the total 53.2 percent of the time. Further, New York is 15-64 SU and 31-46-2 ATS.

The Wizards’ Thomas Bryant has been playing well over his last five games, averaging 15 points,12.6 rebounds,1.4 blocks per game. Meanwhile, Mitchell Robinson has averaged 12 rebounds,11.2 points,2.6 blocks,1.8 steals during that same time frame for the Knicks.

This has potential to be a mistake-prone game for the offense of New York. New York ranks 16th in the league in ball protection (turnover percentage of 13.2 percent), while the gambling defense of Washington forces the sixth-most turnovers in the NBA (14.5 percent).

Washington Wizards vs. New York Knicks Odds Pick

Free NBA Tip: SU Winner – Wizards, ATS Winner – Wizards, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • The Wizards average 33.2 three pointers per game, which ranks 12th in the league. The Knicks rank 19th in three pointers allowed per game (32.7).
  • Washington ranks fifth in assists per game (26.3) while New York ranks 29th (20.0).
  • The Wizards rank 10th in points in the paint per game (50.1) while the Knicks rank 26th (44.4).
  • New York ranks fourth in fast break points allowed per game (11.9) while Washington ranks 18th (14.0).
  • New York averages 44.7 rebounds per game, which ranks 20th in the NBA. Washington ranks 28th in rebounds allowed per game (47.3).
  • The Wizards rank eighth in blocks allowed per game (4.6) while the Knicks rank 27th (5.7).
  • The Knicks average 13.4 second chance points per game, which ranks 12th in the NBA. The Wizards rank 24th in second chance points allowed per game (14.2).
  • Washington averages 8.4 steals per game, which ranks seventh in the league. New York ranks ninth in steals allowed per game (7.4).
  • Washington ranks seventh in points off turnovers per game (17.8) while New York ranks 26th (14.9).
  • In games where they allow under 100 points, Washington is 10-0 and New York is 3-1.
  • The Knicks are 15-37 when they score over 100 points, while the Wizards are 30-41.
  • New York is 13-24-2 ATS at home, while Washington is 14-26-1 ATS on the road.
  • The total has gone under in 23 of the Knicks’ 39 home games, while 24 of the Wizards’ 41 road games have gone over.

Bettings Trends:

  • The Wizards are 3-2 ATS over their last five games, while the Knicks are 1-4.
  • In their last five games, Washington has 4 overs and 1 under, while New York has 2 overs, 2 unders and 1 push.
  • During their last five games, the Wizards have scored an average of 113.8 points per game (0.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 116.6 points per game (0.4 below their season average).
  • The Knicks’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 12.6, up from 9.4 for the season.