Washington Wizards vs. New York Knicks Betting Prediction

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The Washington Wizards (9-14) will travel to Madison Square Garden to clash with the New York Knicks (8-16). The Knicks opened as 1-point underdogs. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 228 points and it can be seen on MSG Network at 7:30 p.m. ET on Monday, December 3, 2018.

Washington Wizards vs. New York Knicks Betting Odds

Both teams covered in their last matchup. The Knicks (8-point underdogs) defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 136-134, while the Wizards (6-point favorite) beat the Brooklyn Nets 102-88. The New York game went 39.5 points over the projected point total of 230.5, while the Washington game finished 38.5 points under the projected point total of 228.5.

The Wizards, who came into the game averaging an effective field goal percentage of 0.515, had a superb mark of 0.570, while the Nets had a turnover percentage of 15.6 (above their season average of 12.5). Meanwhile, New York’s 0.635 effective field goal percentage was their biggest strength over Milwaukee, who had a mark of 0.585. The Knicks’ mark was above their season average of 0.487. Emmanuel Mudiay had a solid outing for New York with 28 points and seven assists. Washington, meanwhile, was led by John Wall, who contributed 30 points, nine assists and five rebounds.

In their first matchup this year, Wall led the Wizards to a 108-95 win. He was the game’s top overall scorer with 26 points. Washington covered as a 7-point favorite and the two teams combined to score 203 points, which was well under the projected point total of 223.5. One of Washington’s biggest advantages was getting to the charity stripe. They had 39 free throw attempts, while New York had just 16.

Of the Wizards’ 23 games, 14 have finished over the total. Washington heads into the game with records of 9-14 straight up (SU) and 8-14-1 against the spread (ATS).

Vegas has typically been fairly accurate when predicting totals of Knicks games, with 13 overs compared to 11 unders. New York has a respectable record ATS (14-9-1), despite being 8-16 SU.

New York figures to have an edge on the offensive glass in this showdown. The Knicks currently rank ninth in offensive rebounding percentage (25.3 percent), while Washington ranks 30th in defensive rebounding percentage (72.3 percent).

Wizards vs. Knicks Free Pick

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

Betting Notes:

  • The Wizards rank 6 in steals per game (8.652173913043478) while the Knicks rank 9 in steals allowed per game (7.375).
  • Washington averages 6.1 blocks per game, which ranks fourth in the NBA. New York ranks 28th in blocks allowed per game (6.8).
  • The Wizards rank 12th in points allowed in the paint per game (48.0) while the Knicks rank 28th (51.8).
  • New York ranks 14th in rebounds per game (45.5) while Washington ranks 28th in rebounds allowed per game (48.5).
  • Washington averages 32.47826086956522 three pointers per game, which ranks 11 in the NBA. New York ranks 19 in three pointers allowed per game (31.958333333333332).
  • The Knicks rank fifth in second chance points per game (15.2) while the Wizards rank 26th (12.0).
  • The Wizards rank 16 in assists per game (23.565217391304348) while the Knicks rank last (19.083333333333332).
  • Washington ranks fifth in points off turnovers per game (19.2) while New York ranks 23rd (16.0).
  • In games where they hold opponents under 100 points, Washington is 3-0 and New York is 2-0.
  • The Wizards are 9-12 when they score above 100 points, while the Knicks are 8-12.
  • Washington is 2-9 ATS on the road, while New York is 6-3-1 ATS at home.
  • The total has gone over in 6 of the Wizards’ 11 road games, while 5 of the Knicks’ 10 home games have gone over.

Bettings Trends:

  • In their last five games, Washington and New York have both had 3 unders and 2 overs.
  • The Knicks are 4-1 ATS over their last five games, while the Wizards are 3-2.
  • The Knicks\u2019 average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 4.2, down from 5.6 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Wizards have scored an average of 112.6 points per game (0.9 above their season average) and allowed an average of 116.2 points per game (0.9 below their season average).