The Washington Wizards (21-16) will be 8.5-point favorites at home in Capital One Arena when they square off against the New York Knicks (18-19). The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 209.5 points and it will air on MSG Network at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.
New York Knicks at Washington Wizards ATS Odds
In their last outing, the Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls, 114-110, while the Knicks lost to the San Antonio Spurs, 100-91.
Washington dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a great turnover percentage of 9.1 (better than their season average of 12.1) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 26.5 (above their season average of 22.6). Chicago was 11.5 and 20.9, respectively, for those same stats. New York, on the other hand, held San Antonio to an effective field goal percentage of 0.439 (below their season average of 0.512). Bradley Beal had a good game for Washington with 39 points, nine rebounds and nine assists. Meanwhile, New York rallied around Michael Beasley, who had 18 points and nine rebounds.
From an effective field goal percentage perspective, Washington figures to have a considerable advantage. The Wizards defense ranks eighth in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.510), while the New York offense is ranked 22nd in effective field goal percentage (0.508).
Just over half of the Knicks’ games have finished under the total. New York heads into the game with records of 18-19 straight up (SU) and 20-16 against the spread (ATS).
Of the Wizards’ 37 games, 23 have finished under the total. Moreover, Washington is 21-16 SU and 18-19 ATS.
Kelly Oubre Jr. has been outstanding as of late for Washington, averaging 15.4 points over the last five games.
The Wizards dominated this series last year, winning all four games. In the most recent contest, Washington won 106-103. Getting to the free throw line was one of Washington’s biggest strengths. They had 28 free throw attempts, while New York had 21. This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year.
New York Knicks vs. Washington Wizards Odds Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Knicks, ATS Winner – Knicks, O/U – Under
The Wizards rank 14th in assists per game (22.7) while the Knicks rank 16th in assists allowed per game (22.4).
Washington ranks third in steals allowed per game (6.8) while New York ranks 24th (8.2).
The Knicks rank fifth in rebounds allowed per game (41.2) while the Wizards rank 23rd (44.0).
Washington ranks 14th in fast break points per game (11.1) while New York ranks 29th (6.4).
Washington ranks 19th in three pointers allowed per game (29.5) while New York ranks 29th (31.5).
The Knicks rank second in second chance points per game (14.8) while the Wizards rank 22nd in second chance points allowed per game (13.2).
The Knicks rank second in points allowed in the paint per game (39.9) while the Wizards rank 16th (44.5).
Washington ranks fourth in points off turnovers allowed per game (14.6) while New York ranks 23rd (18.4).
In games where they hold opponents under 100 points, Washington is 13-1 and New York is 8-1.
The Knicks are 17-8 when they score above 100 points, while the Wizards are 18-7.
New York is 5-10 ATS on the road, while Washington is 7-11 ATS at home.
The total has gone under in 9 of the Wizards’ 18 home games, while 8 of the Knicks’ 15 road games have gone under.
The Wizards are 3-2 ATS over their last five games, while the Knicks are 2-3.
In their last five games, Washington has 3 overs, 1 under and 1 push, while New York has 3 unders and 2 overs.
During their last five games, the Wizards have scored an average of 115.0 points per game (8.7 above their season average) and allowed an average of 106.4 points per game (2.4 above their season average).
The Knicks’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 6.2, up from 0.3 for the season.