Wizards vs. Knicks Pick
The Washington Wizards hope to go on the road and take care of business against the New York Knicks when the two meet up tonight at 7:30PM ET.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Wizards are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -5.5 points against the Knicks. The over/under total for the game is listed at 217 points. The Wizards have won and covered the spread in five straight meetings with the Knicks, including all three games this season.
Washington snapped a three-game losing streak on Tuesday with a 118-111 win at home over the Charlotte Hornets. The Wizards are now 47-31 overall and sit in the fourth spot in the East, ½ a game behind the Raptors right now. Washington is 40-37-1 against the spread this season and the Wizards average 109.4 points per game on offense while allowing 107.5 on defense. Away from home, Washington averages 108.2 on offense while giving up 109.6 on defense. John Wall is averaging 23.2 points and 10.7 assists per game to lead the team while Bradley Beal adds 23 points per contest.
New York is coming off a 100-91 win over the Bulls on Tuesday to improve to 30-48 on the season. The Knicks are just 3-7 in their last 10 overall and 6-4 against the spread in that span. New York is 41-37 against the spread on the season. The Knicks are averaging 104.5 points per game on offense while allowing 108 on defense. At home, the Knicks put up 104.9 on offense while giving up 106.2 on defense. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 22.5 points per game to lead the team while Kristaps Porzingis adds 18.1 points and 7.2 rebounds per contest.
The Knicks could relish the role of playing spoiler tonight and keep the Wizards from running right over them. Washington is an impressive team, but not the best on the road, going just 17-21. The Wizards should be able to win this game, but I expect it to be competitive and come down to the wire.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: NEW YORK KNICKS +5.5