Knicks vs. Wizards Point Spread Pick 2/24/23
New York Knicks (33-27 SU, 32-27-1 ATS) vs. Washington Wizards (28-30 SU, 28-29-1 ATS)
When: Friday, February 24th, 7:00 PM (ET)
Where: Capital One Arena, DC, Washington
Point Spread: NY +1.5/Wash -1.5 (Stop wasting money betting games at -110 odds! Start laying only -105 TODAY at BetAnySports! You’ll be so glad you did!)
Money Line: NYK +101/Wiz -122
- Evan Fournier (Out) Illness
- Mitchell Robinson (Questionable) Thumb
- Bradley Beal (Questionable) Knee
Heading into the game, New York is 33-27 overall. When taking to the road, New York has a mark of 17-12 and a win percentage of 59%. Currently, the team is 6th in the Eastern Conference. So far, they are 32-27-1 vs. the spread. In their matchup against Washington, the New York Knicks have won 3 straight games and will look to push that mark to 4 in a row.
After their win against the Hawks, New York will be looking to continue their momentum. Jalen Brunson had a big game, scoring 28 points to help lead the team to victory. As 4-point underdogs on the spread, the Knicks were able to come away with an ATS win
Heading into the game, Washington is 28-30 overall. When playing at home, Washington has a mark of 14-12 and a win percentage of 54%. Currently, the team is 10th in the Eastern Conference. So far, they are 28-29-1 vs. the spread. Washington will look to stay hot in today’s game vs. New York as they are the winners of 2 straight games.
In their upcoming game, Washington will be looking to capitalize on their recent win over the Timberwolves. Bradley Beal led the way for the Wizards with 35 points. Despite being 3-point underdogs on the spread, the Wizards were able to secure an ATS win.
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Knicks picked up the 112-108 win over the Wizards. The Knicks’ margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 3.5 point favorite. So far, the two teams have split their season series, with each team at 1-1. Spanning across the last five head-to-head matchups, the Knicks and Wizards have been competitive, with an average margin of victory sitting at just 2 points per game. This has resulted in a 3-2 ATS record for Washington. A combined average of 216 points per game was achieved in these matchups, leading to an over-under mark of 1-3-1.
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This season, the Knicks’ offense averages 114.6 points per game, which is 15th in the NBA. In terms of pace, New York has been playing at one of the slower tempo’s in the league, averaging just 97.4 possessions per game. The Knicks have been able to put together a strong offensive attack despite sitting just 23rd in 3-point shooting percentage. Overall, they are among the league leaders in attempts at 35.1 attempts per game. Defensively, the Knicks have been one of the best units in the NBA, allowing just 106.6 points per game. So far, they have done an excellent job defending the 3-point arc, allowing teams to hit just 34.2%.
Julius Randle is the top scorer for the Knicks, with an average of 24.8 points per game. This season, his field goal percentage is 46.0%. Jalen Brunson is the team’s second-leading scorer, averaging 23.9 points per game.
This year, the Washington offense is not only near the NBA average in points at 113.6 points per game, but they are also playing at a pace similar to the league average. So far, the Wizards are ranked 19th in possessions per contest. Washington comes into the game ranked just 22nd in 3-point attempts per game. So far, they have connected on 35.9% of their shots from deep, which places them 19th in the NBA. On defense, the Wizards allow an average of 112.0 points per game, placing them 16th in the league. So far, teams have shot 35.92% on their looks from outside vs. Washington. This figure places them 21st in 3-point shooting defense.
Kristaps Porzingis is the top scorer for Washington, averaging 22.8 points per game. This season, his field goal percentage is 48.7%. The team’s second-leading scorer is Kyle Kuzma, averaging 21.4 points per game.
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- The Knicks are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
- The Knicks are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- The Wizards are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall.
- The Wizards are 4-1 ATS in their last five after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
Joes Pick To Cover The Spread
The Wiz were hot going into the break and were winning by fat margins. I look for them to keep that up vs. a Knicks team that was also playing well. Bet your NBA picks for FREE all weekend by scoring a 100% real cash bonus up to $500 when you sign up at Everygame Sportsbook, deposit $100 to $500, then enter bonus promo code PREDICTEM on their Special Offers page before placing your first wager! They’ll match you dollar for dollar up to $500! EG is the oldest and most trusted bookie on the web! (Formerly Intertops) Click here to sign up now!
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